MIEE Spotlight-Alexander Forrest

Today’s MIEE Spotlight is on Innovative Teacher Alexander Forrest, who has been utilising Microsoft products in the classroom for nearly 10 years! Beginning as a  Microsoft Innovative Teacher in 2008, Alexander participated in an 18 month project entitled “Addressing Gender Issues through Immersion in ICT” as part of the Microsoft Partners in Learning initiative run…


[Azure] Stretch Database Overview

O Stretch Database é uma feature disponível a partir do SQL Server 2016 que permite armazenarmos parte dos dados de um banco SQL Server no Azure. Com o Stretch Database temos um exemplo de solução híbrida, onde parte dos dados estão on-premises (local) e parte no Azure. Atualmente é possível armazenar até 240 TB no…


Join startup founders & business angels for the 8th edition of Startup&Angels in Sydney!

We are excited to invite you to the eighth edition of Startup&Angels, sponsored by Microsoft!  An exclusive and relaxed networking event between startups and angels hosted by Australiance & Wombat Capital on Thursday, 14 December at BlueChilli (125 York Street) from 6pm to 9pm. It will be once again the perfect opportunity to discover the founders of promising startups while…


Smart solutions 1: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Dynamics NAV

Machine Learning (ML) is a branch of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that enables software to do more on its own, such as make predictions and offer suggestions, by analyzing and learning from the data it already has. In short, ML helps make software more proactive in the way it supports your business decisions. There’s a great…

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Agility and Feedback with OneNote

Educators are constantly assessing their students on content knowledge. We often walk around the classroom to see where students are at, whole class probe, and commonly use “exit tickets” as a strategy for formative assessment. The process can feel both repetitive and limiting. Thankfully, all of this can be done without the educator being “trapped”…


SQL Vulnerability Assessment now available for SQL Server 2012 and up

SQL Vulnerability Assessment has been available for preview on Azure SQL Database for a couple of months, and has now been released on SSMS 17.4, supporting scanning of SQL Server 2012 and up. Whether on-premises or on a VM! SQL Vulnerability Assessment SQL Vulnerability Assessment (VA) is your one-stop-shop to discover, track and remediate potential…


New Surface Pro 2017 Ergonomic VESA Dock shipping worldwide

Inspired by the Microsoft Garage 3-in-1 Dock, Vertical Surface Docks for Surface Pro 2017, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Pro 3 are shipping worldwide. We’re grateful to early adopters from 10 countries for spreading the word about ergonomics and embracing our open-source hardware designs. View the demo video and join us on our ergonomic mission!…


Readia Comic Viewer が使いやすい!

自炊本を読むのにViewer を使っています。Android であれば Perfect Viewer ですが、Windows 10 の環境ではいくつかのアプリを試し続けています。デフォルトでは古いデスクトップアプリであるMangaMeeya ですが、もうサポートどころか配布も望めず、最近挙動が怪しくなってきています。


Lesson Learned #31: How to measure a TSQL execution time against Azure Database for MySQL

Often, our customers asked about the connection latency or execution time of a query between their servers and their Azure Database for MySQL. Trying to identify what is the time spent in each step I created this PowerShell Script called SQLMySQLConnectivityTest.ps1 that in based on SHOW PROFILE ALL results shows the time spent in different steps of the query….


Lesson Learned #30: How to measure a TSQL execution time against Azure SQL Database

Very often, our customers asked about the connection latency or execution time of a query between their servers and their Azure SQL Database. Trying to identify what is the time spent in each step I created this PowerShell Script that measures several counters like Network Server Time, Execution time, Connection Time, etc.. based on the statistics data…