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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TechEd Australia 2012: Call for Topics is Live!

Planning for TechEd Australia 2012! is well underway, and this year I have the opportunity to assist Database & BI track along with my colleagues Marcy Larsen, Shashank Pawar, Ron Dunn and Simon Brown. TechED wouldn’t be a success without great content from the field, and as such it presents an opportunity to showcase your…

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SQL SERVER – Download Free eBook – Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Introducing Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 explores the exciting enhancements and  new capabilities engineered into SQL Server, ranging from improvements in  operation to those in reporting and management. This book is for anyone who has  an interest in SQL Server 2012 and wants to understand its capabilities,  including database administrators, application developers, and technical  decision makers…

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Try Power View for a Chance to Win Prizes

Microsoft BI Team are kicking off a new contest today centered on Power View, and you will have the opportunity to participate and win prizes. Power View is the new interactive data exploration and visualization tool on SQL Server 2012. Starting today and continuing every Tuesday and Thursday until March 6, 2012, the BI Team…

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Date Table for PowerPivot, without a valid table on the Source (On the Fly Generation)

Ever wondered on how to get a table with dates for various needs in PowerPivot where the source does not contain any such table?. Here is a short T-SQL Code to generate the Table with Dates. Since it’s a standard T-SQL code, you should be able to modify the columns returned as you need them…

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Learn SQL Server 2012 Development Now!

If you want to learn how to develop database and business intelligence solutions that fully exploit SQL Server 2012 improvements, this resource is for you! The SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit includes technical content like labs, demos and presentations that you can use to learn SQL Server 2012 or to deliver your own training…

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Denali – Feature Update Event @ Adelaide - SA

      The Next Major Release of SQL Server is Coming – Are You Ready?   SQL Server Codename “Denali” is the next major release of SQL Server following SQL 2008 R2. It is currently in pre-release (CTP 3) and the release date is expected to be announced soon. Denali is a cloud-ready information…

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SQL Server Code Name “Denali” CTP3 Product Guide

We are pleased to announce the release of the SQL Server Code Name “Denali” Community Technology Preview 3 (CTP3) Product Guide v1. This is a single download that organizes the CTP3 content for easier viewing. It is available for download at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=225814.   The SQL Server Code Name “Denali” CTP3 Product Guide includes useful resources…

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TechNet Wiki - Denali CTP3 Samples

The SQLServer Samples Readme TechNet Wiki is the portal for Denali CTP 3 samples. It ties it all together and provides step-by-step installation instructions and links to related resources.  All downloads include redirects to this readme wiki. We will keep the wiki up to date with the latest information. Please tweet this link.   Microsoft…

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