New Blog!

Hi, just a quick post to inform that I am now blogging in a different place: Thanks, Francesco @francedit


Big Data and Analytics, the game-changing opportunity – November 27th 2014, Milano

note: post is written in Italian as the workshop will be delivered in Italian language.   Ciao a tutti, vi segnalo questo incontro dove affronteremo la tematica dei Big Data. Di seguito potete trovare i dettagli. Quando: 27 novembre Dove: Microsoft Innovation Campus, Peschiera Borromeo(MI) Registrazione: Agenda   9:30   Registrazione e welcome coffee   10:00  …


I will speak at WPC 2014 in Assago (MI) – 18, 19, 20 November 2014

I will speak at WPC2014 in Assago in November. I will talk about Cloud Computing (Azure), and SQL Server, focusing on the new features available, like SQL Database new tiers, Machine Learning, and other Azure cool new functionalities! Details on my sessions (and quantity of sessions that I will deliver 🙂) are not 100% ready…


Using language R and Azure Machine Learning to load data from Azure SQL Database

This blog post is composed of two parts: In the first part, we will see how to load data from Azure SQL Database using the R Language installed on my local machine. In the second part, we will access the same data using Azure Machine Learning, a fully managed cloud service for data scientists and…


Workshop: SQL Server 2014 – La tua soluzione per Big Data, In-memory e il Cloud – Milano, 13 giugno e Roma 18 giugno 2014

[this post is written in italian as the workshop will be delivered in italian] Big Data, In-memory e Cloud sono alcuni dei trend da cui le aziende possono trarre vantaggio oggi per innovare le proprie realtà, i propri processi e ottenere nuovi vantaggi competitivi. Grazie alle più recenti tecnologie rilasciate da Microsoft come SQL Server…


SQL Server features in hybrid scenarios with Microsoft Azure

  When I visit customers, the curiosity about Azure is always very high. One of the most frequent questions I get is: “Can you help me to identify what I can do to modernize my datacenter leveraging some of the hybrid services that Azure offers?” Well, that is an interesting question, but a simple blog…


SQL Server 2014 Technical Trainings – 7th,8th April in Milan, 10th,11th April in Rome

If you are a Microsoft Partner, don't miss the upcoming SQL Server 2014 trainings that we will deliver in Milan and Rome! Below you can find the agenda and the registration links.         AGENDA DAY 1 Introduction to SQL Server 2014 Inside In-Memory OLTP Resource Governor and AlwaysOn enhancements Updatable ColumnStore SQL…


Slides and demos of my session on SQL Server 2014 and Windows Azure at Community Days 2014

This week I have delivered a session on SQL Server 2014 scenarios with Windows Azure at the Community Days 2014. Contents have been delivered in Italian but slides are in English.  You can download slides and demos using links below: Documento di <a target="_blank" href="" data-mce-href="">Microsoft Office</a> incorporato, con tecnologia <a target="_blank" href="" data-mce-href="">Office Web Apps</a>….


SQL Server 2014 AlwaysOn Availability Groups – Add Azure Replica wizard in action

In this blog post, I will describe one interesting feature included in SQL Server 2014: the capability of adding an availability group secondary replica in Windows Azure through a useful Wizard. I have already published a couple of articles talking about Windows Azure and SQL Server in hybrid scenarios. I will reference them later in…