Veeam FastSCP for Microsoft Azure

Recently Veeam released a free, full featured utility to quickly and securely transfer data from on-premises to Azure Virtual Machines without the need for a VPN, or a remote desktop connection.   Some of the features include:   Secure file copy over HTTPS with built-in encryption (no VPN needed) Manual file copy to/from…

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‘Switch-AzureMode’ in Powershell is being removed

Azure PowerShell team is removing Switch-AzureMode, which will be a breaking change to create a solid foundation for the future of Azure PowerShell. The changes are as follows and are targeted for release on 9/25/2015. • Remove Switch-AzureMode remove modal behavior from Azure PowerShell • Decompose AzureResourceManager module into component modules by service and functionality…

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Free ebooks from Microsoft Press

Free ebooks from Microsoft Press   Discover a range of Microsoft books on Windows Server, Microsoft Azure, App Development and System Center as well as Windows books available free of charge! From technical overviews to drilldowns on special topics, these free Microsoft books are available in PDF, EPUB, and/or Mobi for Kindle formats. Download these…

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New whitepapers published: MFA|Shibboleth|ADFS|O365|etc

What it is about: Newly published Azure Active Directory (AAD) whitepapers are available: Azure AD/Office 365 single sign-on with AD FS in Windows Server 2012 R2 – Part 1 whitepaper Azure AD/Office 365 single sign-on with AD FS in Windows Server 2012 R2 – Part 2 whitepaper Leverage Multi-Factor Authentication Server on your premises Azure AD/Office…

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Power View connectivity for Multidimensional Models released – SQL Server 2012 SP1 CU4

Excited to share SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update 4, released last week, provides the ability for customers to create Power View reports against their existing multidimensional models (a.k.a. cubes). SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update 4 contains a few additional enhancements to the “Power View for Multidimensional Models — Preview”…

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Microsoft Bi and Data Warehouse in the Gartner’s Magic Quadrant

Gartner has recently released the Magic Quadrants for Bi and Data Warehouse for year 2013.   BI – Microsoft is leading in the ability to execute above all other vendors and also has a strong vision in BI. For Full report Visit:- http://www.gartner.com/technology/reprints.do?id=1-1DZLPEP&ct=130207&st=sb     Data Warehouse – Microsoft is is in Leaders Quadrant, very…

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Grow Your Career – Become a Bilingual DBA

Grow Your Career – Become a Bilingual DBA   Are you a master DBA in Oracle and keen to learn / map your skills to Microsoft SQL Server. Here is a good resource which could help you to accelerate your learning path:- https://channel9.msdn.com/posts/SQL-Server-Essentials-for-Oracle-DBAs-01-Database-and-Instance?format=smooth   The Systems Architects and technical team leaders of tomorrow are the database…

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Power View Now Works with Cubes! – (OLAP / MDX Cubes)

Earlier this year, Power View was released with SQL Server 2012, a remarkable step forward in data visualization and then enhanced version of Power View within Excel as part of Office 2013. It wasn’t all bad news that Power View only worked with the new tabular semantic models and PowerPivot worksheets published in SharePoint but…

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All about Kerberos in Microsoft BI in SQL PASS Virtual Chapter

My Colleague, Parikshit Savjani will be presenting on All about Kerberos in Microsoft BI in SQL PASS Virtual Chapter Next Friday (14th Dec 20120). Feel free to join and please forward it to any interested audience as well. http://bi.sqlpass.org/ Session will focus on – Setting up and Configuring Kerberos for MSBI is one of the…

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Social Analytics and BI using SQL Server

Etienne Oosthuysen (Senior Consultant (Business Intelligence) – Consultant at Chamonix IT Consulting, and MS vTSP),  have been working on a solution that uses the MS BI stack (SQL Server 2012 and SharePoint 2010) to acquire data from Twitter and load it into a BI optimised database, and includes a xVelocity Analytic Engine and Interactive Reports, Dashboards and Decomposition. we are aware…

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