Best Wishes for the Festive Season and Happy New Year – may it light up with Power BI

It has been a while since I have blogged, however I have recently been busy with customers and partners talking about Power BI – www.powerbi.com. I have really been enjoying being able to quickly gain insight from both internal and external datasets leveraging Power Query. The December update add an ability to connect to Exchange…

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Perceptive Pixel (PPI) and Power BI

I recently had the opportunity to setup the new Perceptive Pixel screens from Microsoft, these are various display sizes – 55inch, 82inches, and the one I setup was 55 inches. Microsoft recently acquired Perceptive Pixel and we are starting to make available these screens. The main benefits of these screens are that they are 100…

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Learn how Microsoft finance professionals use business intelligence

       You are invited. As a finance professional you are immersed in data.  Odds are you spend a lot of your time using old tools and dreaming of a better way to do things.  There is a better way with Microsoft’s newly released business intelligence solutions.   You’re invited to hear how Microsoft’s…

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Fusion-io: The Breakthrough Experience for SQL Server

Join Fusion-io and Microsoft, the leaders in flash memory and enterprise database solutions, to learn how to Unleash the Performance of your business and mission critical SQL Server-based applications.See how Microsoft and Fusion-io products combine for highly available, low-latency database solutions that really scream. Specifically, you will learn about: Key SQL Server 2012 features, combined with Fusion-io flash solutions, that…

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Start saving $$$ now, with the SQL Server Backup to Windows Azure Tool

Microsoft SQL Server Backup to Windows Azure Tool enables backup to Windows Azure Blob Storage and encrypts and compresses SQL Server backups stored locally or in the cloud. Download from: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40740 In conjunction with in-the-box Cloud Backup in SQL Server 2014, Microsoft SQL Server Backup to Windows Azure Tool enables a single cloud backup strategy…

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Free Ebook – Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals

Below is the link to a free ebook from Microsoft Press on Windows Auzre. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2013/10/01/free-ebook-introducing-windows-azure-for-it-professionals.aspx?loc=zTS1z&prod=zWAz&tech=zOttechz&prog=zPressz&type=zBLz&media=zBKz&country=zUSz Most of the Windows Azure services are described in some detail, with screenshots used to demonstrate some of the multitude of capabilities of the platform. And for the experienced there are lots of under-the-hood insights and expert tips written by…

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FREE SQL Server 2014 coming to an Australian Capital City near you

     Learn more about the upcoming release of SQL Server 2014   WARDY IT Solutions is proud to announce that they will be delivering the first SQL Server 2014 workshops in Australia. The workshops will be conducted as a free ½ day Hot Lap. A Hot Lap is a quick and concise way…

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Cloud OS…for databases

Want to see how your organization can deploy databases, virtual machines with SQL Server instances in the same manner as the Windows Azure management portal. Below is a link to a session me and my colleague James Crawshaw presented at Teched Australia 2013. Link to session: https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/Australia/2013/DBI323 Slides: http://video.ch9.ms/sessions/teched/au/2013/DBI323.pptx This session covers how SQL Server,…

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Teched Australia 2013 – Day One

  A great start to Teched 2013 with a packed session by Dandy Weyn on SQL Server 2014. People are enjoying the in-memory capabilities. The second session by Dr Greg Low also talked more about in-memory capability with Tabular models in SQL server Analysis Services.     Towards the end of the day we went…

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Partner Event: Dimension Data – See Microsoft Power BI in action

    30 August, 2013Friday8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Presenters Rolf TesmerSQL Principal ConsultantDimension Data Venue Dimension DataLevel 6121-127 Harrington StreetThe Rocks, NSW 2000 Agenda 8:00AM Registration/Breakfast 8:30AM Presentation 9:30AM Finish Solving Tomorrow’s Business Problems Today with Microsoft Business Intelligence With businesses now generating or having access to vast amounts of data, it is becoming…

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