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Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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Despite Microsoft continuously adding functionality to it, the Azure SQL Database service has always been missing one key feature – SQL Server Agent. The reality is, it’s absent rather than missing. Platform as a Service capabilities are, and should be, promoting platform wide approaches to scheduling. So now is as good a time as ever… Read more »

Friday, January 1, 2016
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“Open source, from Microsoft with love”. That’s the welcome message on Microsoft’s repository on GitHub, the open source code sharing site. What if SQL Server – or more realistically parts of it – joined the open source community? We all know that Microsoft is unrecognisable since Satya Nadella became CEO almost two years ago. In… Read more »

Sunday, December 6, 2015
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Analytics technologies have traditionally told users what had happened in the past using the data captured in transactional systems.  Then, predictive analytics and machine learning began giving users forecasts for the future based on what happened in the past.  Now these previously separate application and analytics worlds can merge time.  Application developers can hook into… Read more »


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