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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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

“Learn to Program with Small Basic” launched on May 2nd, 2016! This blog post thoroughly covers the book, and it also houses excerpts from the various book reviews, so this page will be evolving as we go! I teamed with author Majed Marji (Senior Engineer at General Motors/GM; author of Learn to Program with Scratch)…

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EdSurge reviews “Learn to Program with Small Basic” by Dr. Majed Marji and Ed Price

This month, EdSurge published the online article: 6 Summer Reads That Will Teach You—and Your Students—How to Code On that list is the book, “Learn to Program with Small Basic”:   “Skillfully introduces programming through the Small Basic language. This book is not only good for middle and high school students, but is a great…

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Microsoft Small Basic

We’d love for you learn more about Microsoft Small Basic! Key Links: Download Microsoft Small Basic Website: http://smallbasic.com Blog: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/smallbasic/ Forum: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=smallbasic Wiki: Small Basic Portal Gallery: Small Basic File Downloads on TechNet Gallery Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/smallbasic/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Small_Basic Learn More about Small Basic: Book: Learn to Program with Small Basic The Unique Features of Microsoft Small…

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Want to meet with the Azure Service Fabric engineering team?

We’re beginning a series of calls for all of the Service Fabric community to join in and ask the engineering team questions! The agenda is whatever you make of it. The Azure Service Fabric engineering team will be hosting the first community Q&A tomorrow, on May 19th at 10am Pacific Time. This will be an open,…

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Teaching a 9-year old

What should a 9-year old learn? This blog post is a work in progress.   Math 1: Adapted Mind http://www.adaptedmind.com/ Grades K-6. Also great for Reading.   Math: IXL https://www.ixl.com/   Math 2: Bing’s Multiplication Table http://www.bing.com/search?q=multiplication+table Click “Quiz me!” Set difficulty to 20 First, fill in the answers based on your memory or calculating…

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Visual Studio Code – NEW FEATURES: 7 Editor Improvements (Code Folding, IntelliSense, Indentation, Ruler, & More!)

The Visual Studio Code 0.10.10  release features a fiesta of Editor improvements, including… Editor Source Code Folding The editor now contains a first implementation of code folding. You can turn the feature on and off with the editor.folding configuration setting (File > Preferences > User Settings or Workspace Settings). Once enabled, you can collapse and expand…

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