How to Publish Azure Data Factory Artifacts

Azure Data Factory artifacts can be edited and deployed using the Azure portal. However, as an enterprise solution, one would want the capability to edit and publish these artifacts using Visual Studio. Let’s check are options available to publish using Visual Studio. Assuming you have the created a Data Factory project in Visual Studio and … Continue reading How to Publish Azure Data Factory Artifacts

Running Windows 8.1 on MacBook Pro 15 with Retina display

No, there is no mistakes here, my new official working machine is now a MacBook Pro 15 with Retina display running Microsoft Windows 8.1. I am very surprised myself with myself, but at this point, I totally understand why Microsoft decided to do what it did with its own line of hardware devices because offerings … Continue reading Running Windows 8.1 on MacBook Pro 15 with Retina display

Microsoft Surface RT review, sort of in a context of Microsoft BI

First, I have to explain why I am writing this review when so many websites have already covered the product – the only thing that I will cover that others haven't is what features of Microsoft BI stack run on Surface and what don't. Let's get through the bad stuff first. I don't know if … Continue reading Microsoft Surface RT review, sort of in a context of Microsoft BI

A few words on Tim Cook’s “Letter from Tim Cook on Maps”

Today, Apple has come out with yet another PR jewel. I can't resist and have to almost go through it sentence by sentence. It's that good. First, Tim says that Apple strives "to make world-class products that deliver the best experience possible to our customers", then "With the launch of our new Maps last week, … Continue reading A few words on Tim Cook’s “Letter from Tim Cook on Maps”

What’s new in PerformancePoint services in SharePoint 2013?

This is going to be a very short post… yup, there is almost nothing new. In fact, I did not see anything new. Deep sigh…. Now, there are some changes in PerformancePoint services according to this article, but I sincerely doubt that dashboard migration, filter enhancements and search, BI Center updates, iPad support and security … Continue reading What’s new in PerformancePoint services in SharePoint 2013?