Microsoft Virtual Academy – Free Microsoft Training Delivered by Experts

Successful technologists never stop learning and great technology never stops evolving. Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) offers online Microsoft training delivered by experts to help technologists continually learn, with hundreds of courses, in 11 different languages. Our mission is to help developers, knowledgeable IT professionals and advanced students learn the latest technology, build their skills, and…

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Repost: E-Book Gallery for Microsoft Technologies

Reposting from TechNet wiki at http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/11608.e-book-gallery-for-microsoft-technologies.aspx?WT.mc_id=CIC_TWITTER_Azure%20Blogs_20130402_20130402054742_37166_WindowsAzure#OwnYourFuture Download content for ASP.NET, Office, SQL Server, Windows Azure, SharePoint Server and other Microsoft technologies in e-book formats. Reference, guide, and step-by-step information are all available. All the e-books are free. New books will be posted as they become available. To view white papers for Microsoft technologies, click here….

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Windows 7 RTM End Of Support Is Right Around The Corner

Windows 7 RTM End Of Support Is Right Around The Corner It’s hard to believe it was that long ago, but Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) was released almost two years ago. As a result, Windows 7 release to manufacturing (RTM), Windows 7 with no service pack, will no longer be supported as of…

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SQL Server Data Tools – Business Intelligence for Visual Studio 2012 released online

Today we are releasing SQL Server Data Tools – Business Intelligence for Visual Studio 2012 (SSDT BI) templates. With SSDT BI for Visual Studio 2012 you can develop and deploy SQL Server Business intelligence projects. Projects created in Visual Studio 2010 can be opened in Visual Studio 2012 and the other way around without upgrading…

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Microsoft Virtual Academy-New courses for IT Pros

New MVA courses and Jump Start content are now available at microsoftvirtualacademy.com, specifically around Windows Server, Hyper-V and System Center. Please drive awareness to these courses with IT Pros. System Center 2012 SP1 Capabilities: This course focuses on the new capabilities in System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1). Windows Server 2012 Essentials: In this…

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Windows Azure Store: New add-ons and expanded availability

Windows Azure Store is now available in 25 new markets, bringing the total count of supported markets to 36! The Windows Azure Store is the place to discover, purchase, and use premium data app services and data sets which help you to build amazing cloud applications. The new markets supported by Windows Azure Store are:…

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Microsoft named a Leader in both the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems 2013 and Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms 2013

Οι λύσεις Επιχειρηματικής Ευφυΐας (ΒΙ) εξελίσσονται ραγδαία τη τελευταία δεκαετία κυρίως λόγω της αύξησης των δεδομένων (Data Explosion), της διαχείρισης μη δομημένων δεδομένων (Unstructured Data) και του Consumerization of IT. Οι προκλήσεις που αντιμετωπίζουν οι επιχειρήσεις σήμερα όσον αφορά τις λύσεις ΒΙ, σχετίζονται με το κόστος κτήσης (TCO) και τη προσδοκώμενη απόδοση (ROI) των επενδύσεων…

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The King is Dead. Long live the NEW King…

Gartner 2013 Magic Quadrants for BI and Data Warehouse a. Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms (ID Number: G00239854)     b. Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems (ID Number: G00238144)    

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Are you an Oracle DB? Become a Bilingual one…

80% of DBAs recently said they encounter multiple database platforms at work.* Become an indispensable IT Pro – it’s easy to expand your database skills. *Embarcadero Database Trends Survey Report, December 2010 From Good to Great: the Roadmap to Become an Expert Bilingual DBA 4 minutes to join: Join communities of DBAs who are enhancing…

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Windows Azure SQL Database named a Leader in the Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Cloud Databases, Q4 2012

Microsoft has been rated a leader in the first-ever Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Cloud Databases, Q4 2012.  Windows Azure SQL Database received the highest overall score for current offering and for market presence, and the second highest score for strategy. Not surprisingly, the nearest competitor is Amazon; Forrester assessed two separate Amazon products, Amazon RDS and…

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