Tag: SQL Azure

Few thoughts on the SQL Server 2014 launch event in San Francisco

I just finished watching the hosted customer even in San Francisco where the Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, COO Kevin Turner, CVP of Data Platform Group Quentin Clark and the SQL Server Product Marketing GM Eron Kelly officially introduced the new release of the SQL Server 2014. In this post I am not going to give

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A quick rant on Power BI, #confused….

There are now scores of blogs and web articles available that do a great job of introducing Power BI (a good example can be found here) so there is little value in re-hashing it in this post. I do, however, want to reflect and pontificate a bit on this announcement. The most important piece of

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SQL Reporting on Azure goes GA, PowerView not available in cloud

Microsoft has just announced that Windows Azure SQL Reporting is Generally Available.  A quick glance on the Guidelines and Limitations reveals that the released functionality is mainly based on the SQL Server 2008 R2 stack, which means that PowerView is not available in the cloud yet.

Microsoft SQL Azure labs – interesting new technology for the cloud

There are several interesting concepts that Microsoft is working on available here.  I am currently taking a deep dive into the Microsoft Data Explorer.  However, any B2C company should definitely take a look at the Social Analytics.  Data Hub is looking pretty interesting as well…