Data & Analytics Partners: Microsoft Inspire session recommendations for Data Platform and Analytics partners

Microsoft Inspire, formerly known as Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference or WPC, is the largest partner event which will be held this year in Washington, DC at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on July 9–13, 2017. This conference is a great opportunity for partners to connect with other partners, Microsoft employees, and industry experts. Microsoft…


Data & Analytics Partners: Cortana Intelligence Suite solution templates

The topic for our October 2016 partner call and blog was Microsoft Power BI solution templates. These templates are a quick, easy way to deliver powerful analytics and visualizations on top of popular applications. New templates were announced at Microsoft Data Amp, and these templates help build visualizations and an entire end-to-end analytics solution. These templates, called the Cortana Intelligence…

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Data & Analytics Partners: Navigating the Azure data services jungle

By Norm Nicholl, Cloud Solution Architect and Ryan Coffman, Cloud Solution Architect As Microsoft Azure matures and grows, its data capabilities become more robust and flexible, offering you more options when building your solution. There are many considerations for architects and implementers to evaluate, including balancing data platform flexibility, functionality, performance, cost and availability. Unlike with on-premises…


Data & Analytics Partners: Giving Extract, Transform, and Load a new paradigm

By Kajal Mukherjee, Cloud Solutions Architect and Rishi Arora, Cloud Solutions Architect Integration of data from varied sources is a requirement for enterprise analytics. The focus of business users is far more than internal data sources. Structured and unstructured data from various internal and external sources are requirements for decision making. Extract, transform, and load (ETL) tools…


Data & Analytics Partners: Azure Data Factory

If you work in the analytics space, it’s a fact that the data you work with will grow. And grow, and grow. As the volume of data grows, the complexity of manipulating those data and obtaining real insights also grows. Managing when, where, why, and how you move the data, and the tools you use to…


Data & Analytics Partners: Evolving to the modern data warehouse

Data have become the strategic asset used to transform businesses to uncover new insights. Traditionally, data from transactional systems such as ERP, CRM, and LOB applications are cleansed –  extracted, transformed, and loaded (ETL) – into the data warehouse. However, trends that include increasing data volumes from social apps, real-time data from connect devices (IoT), new sources…

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Data & Analytics Partners: Add value to your Internet of Things solutions with real-time analytics

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot topic, but it’s about more than just connected devices. The real value in IoT comes when you begin to use the data in creative ways. The December focus for the Data Platform and Advanced Analytics Partner Community is about how real-time analytics can introduce new opportunities for partners and…

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Data & Analytics Partners: Intelligent Kiosk demo lets you create personalized customer experiences

Introducing the Intelligent Kiosk, a collection of experiences built on top of Microsoft Cognitive Services, and now an official Cognitive Services sample and open source project. Intelligent Kiosk is an ideal demo tool for partners. In this post, I’ll explain how you can access and customize the Intelligent Kiosk resources to incorporate into your demos and…


Data & Analytics Partner Community: Accelerate Power BI deployments with solution templates

Welcome to the Data Platform and Analytics blog series for October. This month, we’ll focus on how to accelerate your Microsoft Power BI deployments using solution templates. Join my colleagues and me for the next community call, on October 18, when we’ll discuss this topic in more detail. Sign up for the October 18 community…


Data platform, intelligence, and analytics sessions at WPC 2016

If you’re a partner with an advanced analytics practice, are working with customers on BI and analytics projects, or interested in predictive analytics scenarios, we’ve curated a list of WPC 2016 sessions that you should consider adding to your Session Schedule in Connect. We looked for sessions that included coverage of our products SQL Server 2016,…

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