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Microsoft Awesome Updates – 2018Q1

Our team is pulling together what we believe are the top “Awesome” updates for each quarter. Hoping this is something I can share on a quarterly/regular basis for individuals and organizations wanted to stay up to date on changes. It’s an added filter of what we need our customers to see and what we see […]

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Microsoft Awesome Updates – 2017Q4

Our team is pulling together what we believe are the top “Awesome” updates for each quarter. Hoping this is something I can share on a quarterly/regular basis for individuals and organizations wanted to stay up to date on changes. It’s an added filter of what we need our customers to see and what we see our […]

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Do you know Power BI?

If you’re not up on the latest from Microsoft in the business intelligence space, check out this quick 2 minute video. It’s amazing the amount of innovation that is going into analytics and visualizations. Many people have said Excel is “one of the best, most critical BI tools we have”. Microsoft is now taking BI to the next […]

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37 Things You Probably Don’t Know About The New Microsoft

In the words of the founder and creative behind the amazing culture at Microsoft… [tweet_box design=”box_01″ url=”http://erickra.us/1nX6nEB” float=”none” excerpt=”‘It takes more than great products to make a great company’ -Bill Gates ~37 Facts About The New Microsoft”]”It takes more than great products to make a great company.” -Bill Gates[/tweet_box]

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Internet of Things (IOT) – Part II

In Part I, I went over the overview of use cases, scale, ingestion and storage. In Part II, I will cover the real-time streaming of data to longer-term storage for analytics. I will also go over the configuration of Power BI for real-time Q&A analytics. Data Movement Once the data arrives in an Event Hub, […]

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Internet of Things (IOT) – Part I

If you’ve been following the cloud buzz, you’ve inevitably heard of IOT or Internet Of Things. At a high level, the concept is simple: connect a bunch of devices that weren’t previously accessible and use intelligent data to inform other devices or take some action. A couple simple examples might include sensors on doors, vending machines […]

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30 Days with Office Online

Here’s a account of a 30 day experiment I did using only Office Online.  For clarification, I will refer to the Office installed locally as (desktop) and Office products in the browser from Office 365 as (online). Rules of the Experiment Parameters of the experiment were pretty simple: unless jeopardizing my job or customer, I was […]

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Microsoft and Docker – Overview

Microsoft and Docker recently announced the expansion of their partnership, bringing Docker to Windows Server and Azure. What is Docker? There are a number of use cases that make Docker excited and valuable to organizations Automating the packaging and deployment of applications Creation of lightweight, private PaaS environments Automated testing and continuous integration/deployment Deploying and […]

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Dev Tools For All

Microsoft is executing on its vision of continually bringing the best of Microsoft to other platforms (not just Windows).  Today is an important day in that journey.  Several announcements were made today at Microsoft Connect () related to developer tools / platform.  Here is a brief summary: .NET / Visual Studio .NET Server distributions moving to Open […]

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Microsoft Band – Personal Review

Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve likely seen some press on Microsoft Band.  Either NY Times: Microsoft’s New Fitness Tracking Device is a Welcome Surprise  or  TechRadar: The Microsoft Band is What Apple’s Watch Should Have Been.  I’ve been asked by a dozen people my thoughts on the Band. Having put the device through […]

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