It’s a cloudy day in Sydney today – why not take this opportunity to learn about the Windows Azure Cloud

Ever wanted to quickly get up to speed on anything Azure related in a lab setting? The extensive collection of Windows Azure Virtual Labs is just a click away! Here is an excerpt from the current menu of tasty labs to try: Web Services and Identity Exploring Storage Web Sites and Virtual Machines using ASP.NET…

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Case Study on my two favorite technologies – Big Data & Xbox (Halo)

Just in case you missed it, at the Strata Conference, Microsoft Technical fellow Dave Campbell did the keynote and during this revealed a case study on how Studio 343, maker of Halo 4 uses Big Data to improve gamer retention along with other benefits. Is this gamification of technology at work? My thoughts are that…

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Microsoft BI Leading in the Gartner’s BI Quadrant

    As can be seen in the recently released Gartner BI Quadrant, Microsoft is leading in the ability to execute above all other vendors and also has a strong vision in BI. One of the main reason for this rating by Gartner has been due to the focus on Self Service BI (PowerPivot, PowerView),…

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