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19 April
2017
Author: SteveHughes

Thoughts about the Microsoft Data Amp Announcements

Microsoft conducted a live event called Microsoft Data Amp to announce a number of key features and releases for SQL Server on premises and data platforms in Azure (such as Azure SQL DB and Azure Data Lake). Some of these include features that I have been waiting to see. Here are some of...
19 April
2017
Author: Robert Cain

What happened to Save-AzureRmProfile?

I’ve been working a lot in the Azure PowerShell area of late. One thing I wanted to be able to do is have my scripts login automatically to Azure. In many examples the cmdlet Save-AzureRmProfile was used to save your Azure credentials, then later you could use Import-AzureRmProfile to import...
14 April
2017
Author: SteveHughes

Power BI and Data Security – Row Level Security (RLS)

As Power BI becomes more prevalent in data analytics and visualization within the enterprise, data security becomes a significant concern. Power BI at its best is deployed to the Power BI service hosted on Microsoft’s Azure platform. Every enterprise should understand the level of security...
13 April
2017
Author: SteveHughes

Power BI and Data Security – Data Classification and Privacy Levels

As Power BI becomes more prevalent in data analytics and visualization within the enterprise, data security becomes a significant concern. Power BI at its best is deployed to the Power BI service hosted on Microsoft’s Azure platform. Every enterprise should understand the level of security...
12 April
2017
Author: SteveHughes

Power BI and Data Security – On-premises Data Gateway

As Power BI becomes more prevalent in data analytics and visualization within the enterprise, data security becomes a significant concern. Power BI at its best is deployed to the Power BI service hosted on Microsoft’s Azure platform. Every enterprise should understand the level of security...
11 April
2017
Author: SteveHughes

Power BI and Data Security – Sharing Data

As Power BI becomes more prevalent in data analytics and visualization within the enterprise, data security becomes a significant concern. Power BI at its best is deployed to the Power BI service hosted on Microsoft’s Azure platform. Every enterprise should understand the level of security...
10 April
2017
Author: SteveHughes

Power BI and Data Security – Compliance and Encryption

As Power BI becomes more prevalent in data analytics and visualization within the enterprise, data security becomes a significant concern. Power BI at its best is deployed to the Power BI service hosted on Microsoft’s Azure platform. Every enterprise should understand the level of security...
07 April
2017
Author: JasonStrate

PASS Cloud Virtual Group – Call for Speakers

The cloud is calling to you. Or more specifically, Jody Roberts (b | @) and I (b | @) are looking to the community to find some presenters interested in presenting to the PASS community on building or using data platforms and solutions in the cloud. Wondering if your topic is good for our virtual...
01 April
2017
Author: AlanFaulkner

Pragmatic Works Blog Posts

Hello – I wanted to make sure to share these blog posts provided on the Pragmatic Works blog site.  
28 March
2017
Author: Robert Cain

Converting (Remapping) Caps Lock to CTRL

I’ve always been a fan of the Lenovo Thinkpad keyboards. The have a good feel, and I especially love the Trackpoint. The Trackpoint is that little red nub between G and H, and acts as a mouse. With it I can do many mouse activities without removing my hands from the keyboard. With most it is a...