New data mining sample available

Those of you who read my blog likely know that our site went down again (not because I said so, but because there’s a high correlation between people who read my blog and visit sqlserverdatamining.com) This time the reason was a bit more benign – in moving the box to it’s new location, the hard drive…


Busy busy month

I’ve kind of gotten out of the blog habit since before TechEd in June.  Before TechEd I was disconnected for a week on a “vacation” visiting family for a niece-in-law’s graduation.  Boy, I could have blogged a lot that week – but only if I could guarantee that nobody from the family would have ever…

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Intro to Data Mining Webcast Tomorrow 5/25 9:30

If you’ve ever wanted to learn what Data Mining is all about – what it is and what you can do with it, be sure to catch my webcast tomorrow.  You can register for it here.  I’ll be giving a complete introduction to the topic, so no previous knowledge is required.  After the webcast there…


Webcasts, Murphy’s Law and our Newsletter

You know it always happens – you can run a demo everyday for two years and then when you’re giving a webcast available to the world – something goes horribly wrong.  OK, so it wasn’t horribly wrong, but I did manage to flub it up – you can check out me tripping over myself here. …


Cool Eweek article and a Webcast today!

There’s a cool article on eWeek talking wbout Whidbey and Yukon that focuses on our BI stuff.  Theres a quote that Data Mining has “matured so much that the SQL Server 2000 Data Mining engine looks like a simple prototype by comparison. ” Today at 1:00 PM PST I will be delivering a Webcast about…


Spam, Viewers, Programming and Press Releases

I just started a new subscription is Scientific American and my first issue caught me by surprise with this article about spam. David Heckerman, one of the authors, manages the group in Microsoft Research with which we collaborate on the algorithms in SQL Server Data Mining.  Another of the authors, Robert Roundthwaite, worked on the…


Last week in Copenhagen

Last week I traveled to copenhagen on a trip sponsored by our Denmark office.  Originally the trip was to meet with a few customers so they could learn enough about SQL Server Data Mining to start using our betas and then do a few sales and marketing types of meetings with a few more to…