“Microsoft Education on Tour’’ regional events at Microsoft Training Academies

We are pleased to confirm the dates for Microsoft in the Classroom events for this remainder of this academic year. Hosted by Microsoft Training Academies, these free events offer an exploration into how teaching and learning can be transformed through technology and a 21st Century Curriculum. A delightful day (or half day) that will leave you Inspired to use Microsoft technology in a whole new way!


Experiencing Azure Stack in Public Azure – by using Azure Stack policy module to an Azure Subscription’s Resource Group

Introduction: It is possible to have an experience akin to Azure Stack right in public Azure. As you might already know all of the features available in public Azure are not going to be available immediately in Azure Stack. Also not everyone can set up an Azure Stack POC node due to the hardware requirements…


Easy way to get statistics histogram programmatically

Cross post with http://aka.ms/sqlserverteam Statistics being the building blocks on which the Query Optimizer reasons to compile a good enough plan to resolve queries, it’s very common that anyone doing query performance troubleshooting needs to use DBCC SHOW_STATISTICS to understand how statistics are being used, and how accurately they represent data distribution. Let’s see how…


Event-Tipp: Dynamics 365 Hackathon – 21.04 bis 23.04 im Microsoft Office Schwabing

Vom 21. bis 23. April 2017 lädt Microsoft in sein neues Office nach Schwabing im Herzen von München ein, zum 1. Dynamics 365 Hackathon. Es wird 24h nonstop programmiert, getüftelt, ausprobiert. Findet innovative Businesslösungen zu kniffligen Problemen. Wir integrieren Dynamics 365 mit IoT, Azure, Machine Learning, Kinect und anderen Microsoft Produkten und Devices. Ideen könnt…


Announcing online Azure IoT Hub Developer Tool – IoT DevTool ( For IoT Hub Device Administrators)

A series of posts to introduce IoT DevTool: Overview For Cloud Developers For IoT Hub Device Administrators For Device Developers For RESTful Developers Connect to IoT Hub Before you start you need a connection string with registry read & write permission. You can find it from Device Explorer tab in IoT Hub dashboard. Both connection…


Microsoft Azure ❤️️ Java !

Microsoft Azure is an open, flexible, enterprise-grade cloud computing platform. It provides software as a service, platform as a service and infrastructure as a service and supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks. Besides .Net, it has great support for many programming languages such as Java, C++, Node, Python, PHP, Ruby ans so on….


DEA 2.0 Technical preview: Release Overview – Database Experimentation Assistant

Overview Database Experimentation Assistant (DEA) is a new A/B testing solution for SQL Server upgrades. It will assist in evaluating a targeted version of SQL for a given workload. Customers who are upgrading from previous SQL Server versions (SQL Server 2005 and above) to any new version of the SQL Server will be able to use these…


DEA 2.0: Telemetry and Local Audit for Database Experimentation Assistant

Database Experimentation Assistant contains an internet-enabled feature that can send telemetry information back to Microsoft. The same information is saved on your computer for Local Audit so that you can always see what information is being collected. All log files from DEA are saved in %temp%DEA. In addition, you can decide which events get collected,…


DEA 2.0: How to Use Database Experimentation Assistant

The Database Experimentation Assistant (DEA) is a new A/B testing solution for changes in SQL Server environments (e.g. upgrade, new indexes, etc.). It assists in evaluating how the workload on your source server (current environment) will perform against your new environment. It guides you through performing an A/B test through three steps: capture, replay, and…