Try out the New Power BI Preview (clap clap) Today!

Read all about it here:  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powerbi/archive/2014/12/18/new-power-bi-features-available-for-preview.aspx   This is available in the US only (for now).   New Features: Power BI Dashboards – Personalize them with cloud and on-prem data Combo Charts Filled Maps Guages Tree Maps (a popular request) Funnel Charts (another popular request) Direct connectivity to Salesforce Direct connectivity to Zendesk Direct connectivity…

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Microsoft Curah! – Curate the web and share what you know.

What is Microsoft Curah!?       Curah! – Curate the web and share what you know. Curah!, the new content curation platform launched by Microsoft eight months ago, is making a real difference for the customers who are using it – and for the creative people who have already published thousands of high-quality curations on…

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Small Basic for Kids – Ages 10-12

We’re featuring a Small Basic book from Philip Conrod and Lou Tylee! Learn more about the book here. ​​  SMALL BASIC FOR KIDS​ In the 1980’s, there was a series of books aimed at teaching kids how to use the Basic programming language.  Titles like “Kids and the Apple II”, “Kids and the Commodore 64,” and  “Kids and…

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Curah! A new content curation platform launched by Microsoft

Take the guesswork out of the process and just get to the good stuff! Find and share annotated collections of great technical content all in one place. Give Curah! a try here:  https://curah.microsoft.com/ Curah!, the new content curation platform launched by Microsoft eight months ago, is making a real difference for the customers who are…

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NEW WHITEPAPER: Using Power BI in a Hybrid Environment

Summary: Many organizations are taking advantage of the benefits of cloud computing such as lower capital expenditures and increased agility, while still maintaining data in on-premises data stores. This paper describes best practices for security, networking, and component architecture for building a hybrid business intelligence (BI) environment by using a combination of Microsoft Office 365,…

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Small Basic Quiz 02

I’ll ask you some questions, and you tell me the answers! The hints are at the bottom!   Let’s start with the Awesome Questions: What’s the difference between an object and a method? What does case-insensitive mean? What does a concatenation operator do? Characters of a string must be enclosed in __________. Add ________ to…

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Small Basic – Hints for helping Cathy (and her babysitting career)

Here’s a problem to test your Small Basic skills…   Cathy wrote the following program to figure out how much money she earned from babysitting. But there’s a problem: her program doesn’t work! Help Cathy find the bug in her program and fix it!   ‘ This program computes my earnings from babysitting. ‘ hours…

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Small Basic – Examples of Errors

Small Basic even apologizes! How often does software do that? =^)  Especially apologizing for the mistakes that you made!!! Okay, so we know they weren’t intentional. You didn’t intentionally make those mistakes. They were accidents. For example, one kid accidentally hits another kid in his hand with a plastic mallet because she was aiming for…

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Alice in Small Basic Land – early thinking

This is an early look at a potential Small Basic Community Challenge.   The idea here is that we compile a challenge and resulting list of games and programs made by the Small Basic community that are inspired by Alice in Wonderland (the 1865 novel) and Alice Through the Looking Glass (the 1871 novel). (And, yes,…

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