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: 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 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…


Partner Spotlight: eLynx and SM Energy – making energy management more efficient

The Partner Spotlight video series showcases customer stories about how Microsoft US partners are empowering them to achieve more through Microsoft-based solutions. In each video, a customer shares how a partner solution helps them better serve clients, communities, and constituents. SM Energy is an upstream oil and gas company that explore, drill, and produce oil…

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Data & Analytics Partner Community: Free data analytics tools and demos

This is part of a series of blog posts about the Microsoft data platform and advanced analytics opportunity for partners. Select Data & Analytics to read the series. Subscribe to this blog by email or RSS. by Sadie Van Buren US Partner Technology Strategist @Sadalit There are a number of free Microsoft tools that you…


New Data & Analytics Partner Community blog series

by Jonathan Gardner US Partner Technology Strategist for Microsoft Azure @jgardner04 The first blog posts for the Azure Partner Community in 2016 focused on Microsoft data platforms and advanced analytics. How businesses collect, store, analyze, utilize, and protect data was a significant trend and subject for much discussion in 2015. There are so many opportunities…