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Keeping up with the data needs of the business with SQL Server 2016

Leaders are embracing the need to partner with IT to help them gain actionable insights from data. Attesting to this, The Economist recently published a study, “Big data evolution: Forging new corporate capabilities for the long term,” which found that companies “that have a well-defined data strategy are much more likely to say that they...

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Microsoft Updates Power BI for Office 365 Preview with New Natural Language Search, Mapping Capabilities

Today we’re pleased to announce the addition of significant new features to the Power BI for Office 365 preview, including natural language search with Q&A and improved experiences in two preview add-ins for Excel with 3D mapping visualizations through Power Map and improved data search in Power Query. Introduced in July and currently in preview,...

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Self-Service BI with the Microsoft Data Explorer Preview for Excel 2013: 5 Reasons to Get Started Right Away

Using a variety of data sources has been a daunting task for mere mortals.  Now, with the Data Explorer add-in for Excel, you don’t need to be a super hero to unlock data gems.  The Microsoft Data Explorer Preview for Excel is now available for download. Here are the Top 5 Reasons to investigate this...

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Watch to Win on November 28th! Enter the ‘Big Data Webcast’ Challenge

Mark your calendars for November 28th to get an inside track on how to make smarter business decisions. Join us for the new webcast “Driving Smarter Decisions with Microsoft Big Data”, presented by Mike Flasko, Principle Program Manager at Microsoft and IDG Enterprise.  Watch the webcast at www.CIO.com on November 28th and you can earn...

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