161 articles from Azure CAT, patterns & practices, and SQL CAT

I’m happy to announce my work with Azure CAT (CAT stands for Customer Advisory Team), which is my team at Microsoft. We run customer engagements and feedback across product brands that include Azure, SQL Server, Power BI, BizTalk, Visual Studio, and more! In this article, I list out an initial 161 technical articles we’ve published,…

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Microsoft’s Jeannette Wing – Champion of Computational Thinking

At Microsoft, we’re proud to have one of the forefront researchers and authors/speakers of Computational Thinking, Jeannette Wing, as a member of Microsoft Research. In this blog post, we’ll dig into Jeannette’s content. We’ll go through it chronologically!   About Jeannette Wing: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/press/jeannette-wing.aspx https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeannette_Wing http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~wing/ https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jeannette_Wing              Books & Publications: http://dblp.uni-trier.de/pers/hd/w/Wing:Jeannette_M http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs/usr/wing/www/publications/ http://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=7102329155 Formal Methods…

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Microsoft Coding Camps for Kids!

Did you know that Microsoft has had coding programs and camps for kids… for over 15 years??? Well, consider yourself informed! Microsoft K-12 CS Programs 1. IGNITE Worldwide Girls Events IGNITE = Inspiring Girls Now in Technology Evolution IGNITE Worldwide started in 1999! Check out IGNITE’s website. Microsoft teams with Small Basic and IGNITE to teach girls how to…

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Microsoft – Kids Can Code!!!

Did you know that Microsoft has had tools and programs for kids… for 8 years??? Well, consider yourself informed! Microsoft K-12 CS Tools 1. Small Basic – http://smallbasic.com/ Small Basic started in 2008! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Small_Basic You’re on the blog for Small Basic now: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/smallbasic/ Small Basic teaches actual text/syntax-based coding (the professional stuff), helping students take…

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NEW BOOK: Microsoft Excel Data Analysis and Business Modeling (5th Edition)

Learn business modeling and analysis techniques with Microsoft Excel 2016, and transform data into bottom-line results. I assisted the author, Wayne Winston, as the Technical Reviewer of this new book. You can purchase the book from Microsoft Press here: Microsoft Excel Data Analysis and Business Modeling, 5th Edition 864 pages! Written by award-winning educator Wayne…

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Technical Customer Profiles

This blog lists out the AzureCAT and SQLCAT technical customer profiles. SQLCAT: Bwin AzureCAT: BMW Mesh Systems Quorum Business Solutions Schneider Electric TalkTalk TV   Whatever you do, do it until it’s done. Otherwise, what are you doing? – Ninja Ed

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What is a DAX Expression?

Basic DAX Syntax A DAX formula is comprised of an equal sign followed by a function or expression. Functions perform operations such as concatenating or adding values, calculating sums or averages, or performing logical tests. Functions usually take some kind of argument, which might be a reference to a column or table. Functions can be…

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Learn to Program with Small Basic – I added 5 more book reviews

I added 5 more book reviews to this article: Book Info + Reviews: “Learn to Program with Small Basic: An Introduction to Programming with Games, Art, Science, and Math” by Dr. Majed Marji & Ed Price Here are the five reviews that I added: “This book… assumes no prior knowledge of programming and introduces readers…

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Microsoft Computational Thinking

At Microsoft, we’re proud to have one of the forefront researchers and authors/speakers of Computational Thinking, Jeannette Wing, as a member of Microsoft Research. In this blog post, we’ll dig into Jeannette’s content. We’ll go through it chronologically! About Jeannette Wing: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/press/jeannette-wing.aspx https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeannette_Wing http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~wing/ https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jeannette_Wing Books & Publications: http://dblp.uni-trier.de/pers/hd/w/Wing:Jeannette_M http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs/usr/wing/www/publications/ http://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=7102329155 Formal Methods ’99: http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F3-540-48119-2…

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Book Info + Reviews: “Learn to Program with Small Basic: An Introduction to Programming with Games, Art, Science, and Math” by Dr. Majed Marji & Ed Price

Well, it’s official! The book launched on May 2nd, 2016! And so it’s about time to write it up and make it official! This blog post will also house excerpts from all the book reviews, so this page will be evolving as we go! I teamed with author Majed Marji (Learn to Program with Scratch)…

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