Learn Small Basic

Are you ready to keep learning about Small Basic? Here are lots of options! Curriculum Books: Learn to Program with Small Basic – by Ed Price (me) and Majed Marji 7 Small Basic books from Computer Science for Kids Small Basic Programming Books – Explore some of these books for free! Free Online Learning: Small…

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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 to teach kids to code… for 8 years??? Well, consider yourself informed! Microsoft K-12 CS Tools 1. Small Basic – http://smallbasic.com/ Download Microsoft Small Basic When: Small Basic started in 2008! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Small_Basic Format: Text-Based Coding (the only text-based coding language + IDE built for kids!) Age: 8+…

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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 – Azure & SQL Server

This blog lists out the SQLCAT and AzureCAT technical customer profiles (TCPs). These are customer architectures from engagements led by our CAT and CSA teams. They are journeys into architectural design decisions that led these customers into highly successful solutions.   Service Fabric: BMW Digamore Entertainment (new; added on 3/3) Mesh Systems P2ware (new; added…

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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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