Data Mining Addins on Channel 9

Wee Hyong, a SQL Server MVP in Singapore discusses with Channel 9 how he improved the event experience for the Heroes Community launch using the Data Mining Addins.  The first half of the video is the interview and then he presents a demo of the event data using the SQL Server 2008 Data Mining Addins…

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Preview the Model Documentation feature of the next version of the Data Mining Client for Excel

The attached document has a preview of the output of a new “Model Documentation” feature for our next version of the data mining addins.  You just click on a button, select a model and recieve a report containing (hopefully) interesting and pertinent information about the mining model. What do you think?  Does the feature provide…

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Data Mining Virtual Hands-on Lab Now Available! Also, in other news, Donald in a fishbowl!

For those of you who have been dying to try out the data mining addins we released earlier this year – here’s your chance!  Ok, scratch that, if you’re reading my blog you’ve been there done that, but if there’s that someone special who you know would love the addins and hadn’t had the chance…

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Important Update for the Data Mining Addins!

Due to a late found performance regression we decided to rerelease the data mining addins.  A change we made in the product shortly before release was causing queries in the Data Mining Client for Excel to take several minutes instead of several seconds.  With the fix, for example, I can do a prediction query against…

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Data Mining Addins Released to Web!

The SQL Server 2005 Data Mining Add-ins for Office 2007 have finally released to web yesterday along with SP2 of SQL Server 2005.  The DM team has done a great write-up on how to get the add-ins (and everything else necessary) and also a really nice whitepaper giving an overview of the tools. While you’re…

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Wisconsin Breast Cancer Dataset available

Frequently I use the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Dataset for demonstrating the Data Mining Addins for Office – enough people asked, so I made it available as an Excel 2007 file (free login required).  For purists, the original data is available at the Machine Learning repository, which is a great location for many sample datasets. Here are some screenshots…


Try out the Data Mining Addins for Office 2007 FREE for 60 days!

OK, I admit it’s a wierd title, since the addins are free anyway, but you do have to have SQL Server 2005 and Office 2007 to use them.  However, you can now get all the parts necessary for a free trail download and for the icing on the cake, download the always-free Data Minig addins!…

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Your chance to see the Data Mining Office Addins for yourself!

I was happily surprised at the reception of the Addins at my presentation at PASS in Seattle yesterday – one report was that the audience was “drooling”.  If you’re one that just couldn’t make it to Seattle this week – no sweat!  I will be presenting the Addins during a webcast on November 27.  So…

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Data Mining Addins for Office 2007 Preview Build Now Available!

Download at your pleasure from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=aa0c2623-b432-4a1f-9a3c-9d64df130a61&DisplayLang=en Enjoy! Important Excerpts from the download page: If you have questions about the Data Mining Add-ins, visit the SQL Server Data Mining Forum on MSDN. Help improve the Data Mining Add-ins by submitting bugs to the Connect Feedback Center.

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Analyst comments on the upcoming SQL Server 2005 Data Mining Addins for Office 2007

A few weeks ago I did an analyst briefing with David Norris of Bloor research on Microsoft’s data mining strategy.  I wasn’t really expecting any press out of it, but he wrote up this article on his impressions Sometimes Microsoft does things very well He also gave it a mention in a somewhat unrelated article…

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