Introduction to Google Data Studio

26 jun , 2016   Video


Azure,Cloud,Sql Server

Pre-configured Azure VM with SQL Server 2016 RC3 Evaluation on Windows Server 2012 R2

9 mei , 2016  

No installation, just click to deploy 🙂

This image contains the full version of SQL Server:

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Business Intelligence,Sql Server,Tools,Troubleshooting

SQLdep aims to help DBAs stay sane

1 mei , 2016  

Czech startup SQLdep is hoping to simplify database changes and troubleshooting with its code analytics tool.

SQLdep’s tool automatically analyzes and maps a database’s lineage, which describes how different parts are related and what impact they have on each other. Knowing the data lineage helps prevent problems when changes are made and, if something goes wrong, speeds up the troubleshooting.
The code analysis functionality can also be used to document data warehouse ETL (extract, transform and load) processes.

At the moment, SQLdep is mostly focused on Oracle’s database, because it dominates the data warehousing market. But the company’s tool can also help analyze Microsoft’s SQL Server, Teradata and Redshift from Amazon Web Services

 Even though the tool is still a beta version, SQLdep feels it’s mature enough to start charging for it. There are packages to choose between: Basic for US$10 per month per user, Professional for $20 per month and last but not least the Platinum version, which doesn’t have a fixed price tag.




Free Princeton University eBook: Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies

26 apr , 2016  

If you’re looking to truly understand how Bitcoin works at a technical level and have a basic familiarity with computer science and programming, this book is for you. Researchers and advanced students will find the book useful as well — starting around Chapter 5, most chapters have novel intellectual contributions.

Download Link

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Software development

Internet-scale data

26 apr , 2016  

Internet-scale data is a powerful tool to understand what properties are important to the real web, and what APIs are interoperable across browsers.

This Global CSS Property Usage report data comes from a Bing-powered scan of 1,218,301 pages.
This process detects correctly-formatted CSS properties for the browsers included in the scan.

The API Catalog is a tool to visualize and analyze the API overlap between standards specifications and type systems within browsers.




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Take back your time with Delve Analytics

25 apr , 2016  

In today’s modern workplace, we have more ways to communicate and collaborate with others throughout the course of our workday than ever before. In Office 365, you email and chat, have audio and video calls and meetings, collaborate on documents and share them with colleagues in the cloud. The Office 365 service processes millions of these interactions every day. Meanwhile, the Office Graph organizes these signals and applies sophisticated machine learning to them, all while maintaining strict privacy controls. As a result, Delve Analytics delivers you insights about how you work, ultimately helping you to work smarter, not harder.

If you have an Office 365 sign-in through work and are licensed for E5 or the Delve Analytics add-on, you can access your Delve Analytics personal dashboard. Simply go to the Office 365 web experience at, open Delve from the app launcher and click Analytics on the left-hand side of the window. At the top of your personal dashboard, you’ll see a summary of how much time you’ve spent this week in meetings, on email, in focused work time and working after hours. You can set goals for each of these areas to work towards.

Sql Server

Microsoft SQL Server Developer Edition is now free!

6 apr , 2016  

SQL Server 2014 Developer Edition is now a free download for Visual Studio Dev Essentials members.!

Visual Studio Dev Essentials is Microsoft’s most comprehensive free developer program ever, with everything you need to build and deploy your app on any platform, including state-of-the-art tools, the power of the cloud, training, and support.

SQL Server 2016 Developer Edition, when released later this year, will also be free.

I just discovered this on the Microsoft SQL Server Blog

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Software development

Xamarin for Everyone

3 apr , 2016  

Visual Studio now includes Xamarin

Microsoft is including Xamarin in Visual Studio at no extra cost.

Xamarin will be in every edition of Visual Studio, including the widely-available Visual Studio Community Edition, which is free for individual developers, open source projects, academic research, education, and small professional teams. Develop and publish native apps for iOS and Android with C# or F# from directly within Visual Studio with no limits on app size.

For developers on the Mac, Xamarin Studio is now available as a benefit of your Visual Studio Professional or Enterprise subscription. Developers can use the newly-created Xamarin Studio Community Edition for free.

To begin developing iOS and Android apps with the full power of Xamarin and C#, download Xamarin Studio or Xamarin for Visual Studio today.

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Software development,Tools

Future of Deployment: Nano Server and .NET Core

31 mrt , 2016  

Great article on the Future of Deployment by Paul Stovell (Octopusdeploy) here.