Microsoft/Power-BI-Solution-Template

Microsoft/Power-BI-Solution-Template on GitHub, details and link as below.

The solution template contains a secure, scalable and extensible Sales Management dashboard  for analysis. It is an end-to-end solution including Scribe’s cloud-based ETL platform, a cloud or on-premise database, and polished Power BI reports (including a security model derived from your own Dynamics CRM instance).

The key highlights of the template are:

  • Get head start with pre-built data models for Sales Management analytic dashboards
  • Use an intuitive wizard based UI to setup and customize data integration
  • Gain enterprise grade performance by processing large data volumes from Dynamics CRM
  • Optimize data integration with incremental data extraction capability

The Power BI Sales Management Solution Template reduces the time to implement a Power BI solution on Dynamics CRM or Salesforce.

Two deployment options are available depending on customer requirements. Both approaches benefit from fast ETL loads with incremental updates. Where they differ is where the model and data reside.

GitHub – Microsoft/Power-BI-Solution-Template: This project contains accelerators for partners and customers to quickly get set up with enterprise ready dashboards and solutions.

May 19, 2016 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Get ready, SQL Server 2016 coming on June 1st

This post was authored by Tiffany Wissner, Senior Director of Data Platform Marketing.

SQL Server 2016 is the foundation of Microsoft’s data strategy, encompassing innovations that transform data into intelligent action. With this new release, Microsoft is delivering an end-to-end data management and business analytics solution with mission critical intelligence for your most demanding applications as well as insights on your data on any device. Recently, we had the opportunity to showcase the exciting capabilities and what customers are doing with SQL Server 2016 at our Data Driven event. Building on this momentum, today we are excited to announce the following:

  • SQL Server 2016 will be generally available on June 1, 2016. This will allow you to build mission-critical, and business critical intelligent applications with the most secure database1, the highest performance data warehouse2, end-to-end mobile BI on any device, in-database advanced analytics, in-memory capabilities optimized for all workloads, and a consistent experience from on-premises to cloud. These capabilities are built-in to SQL Server for industry-leading low cost of ownership.
  • New SQL Server 2016 performance benchmarks. Today, Lenovo published a new #1 TPC-H 30 TB world record3 using SQL Server 2016 and Windows Server 2016 on Lenovo System x3950 X6. This result, in addition to recent benchmarks by software and hardware partners, as well as key applications across variety of workloads, proves that SQL Server 2016 is the fastest in-memory database on the planet for your applications.
  • The SQL Server 2016 editions include Enterprise, Standard, Express, and Developer. In March, we announced that the SQL Server 2016 Developer edition will be a free download to enable broad access to and development on the full capabilities of the latest SQL Server release.

Get ready, SQL Server 2016 coming on June 1st | SQL Server Blog

May 3, 2016 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Microsoft SQL Server Developer Edition is now free

Starting March 2016….

SQL Server 2014 Developer Edition is now a free download for Visual Studio Dev Essentials members (you will be prompted to sign in to Visual Studio Dev Essentials before you can download SQL Server 2014 Developer Edition). We are making this change so that all developers can leverage the capabilities that SQL Server 2014 has to offer for their data solution, and this is another step in making SQL Server more accessible. SQL Server Developer Edition is for development and testing only, and not for production environments or for use with production data.

Microsoft SQL Server Developer Edition is now free | SQL Server Blog

May 3, 2016 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Microsoft acquires Solair to help customers harness the power of the Internet of Things

Microsoft acquires Solair….

Solair’s IoT customization and deployment solutions, built on Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, are engineered to help businesses in any industry utilize IoT to run more efficiently and profitably. For example, Solair has brought the power of IoT to the Rancilio Group’s full line of espresso machines, allowing the Italian manufacturer to remotely monitor machines resulting in greater efficiency across the supply chain. Using the power of cloud-based data and analytics, Solair has helped the Rancilio Group reduce costs and increase revenue.

Microsoft acquires Solair to help customers harness the power of the Internet of Things – The Official Microsoft Blog

May 3, 2016 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Microsoft Power BI–Gartner Magic Quadrant over time

An interesting PowerBI report (@ the link below) which shows the Gartner Magic Quadrant over time, what I like is, that you can actually simulate and visualise how Microsoft and the other vendors have progressed over the years on Advanced Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data warehouse and Data Management solutions and Operational database solutions.

https://msit.powerbi.com/view?r=eyJrIjoiYjE2NDZhZDEtNTU5Ni00ZTM1LTk1OGEtYTFlZDY5NzY4ZmI3IiwidCI6IjcyZjk4OGJmLTg2ZjEtNDFhZi05MWFiLTJkN2NkMDExZGI0NyIsImMiOjV9

April 13, 2016 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Compliance–Microsoft Trust Center

To help organizations comply with national, regional, and industry-specific requirements governing the collection and use of individuals’ data, Microsoft offers the most comprehensive set of certifications and attestations of any cloud service provider.

Compliance

March 30, 2016 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Gartner names Microsoft Azure a leader in aPaaS

 

Gartner names Microsoft Azure a leader in aPaaS

 

 

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More at the link below:

Gartner names Microsoft Azure a leader in aPaaS | Blog | Microsoft Azure

March 27, 2016 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Voice of the Customer Surveys solution

Although currently available in limited CRM online instance’s / datacentres’, the link outlines limitations, Azure components and services that are involved/used by

Voice of the Customer Surveys.

Install the Voice of the Customer surveys preferred solution | Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Additional Voice of the Customer Surveys or VoC links as below:

Install and configure Voice of the Customer

Install the Voice of the Customer surveys preferred solution

Customize Voice of the Customer survey settings

Design and distribute your survey

Design a theme for your surveys

Upload images for your surveys

Plan your survey

Design your survey

Personalize your survey with piped data

Create a response routing rule in a survey

Distribute a survey

View survey dashboards and reports

Translate or localize your survey

Voice of the Customer Surveys or VoC was previously Mojo Surveys – acquired my Microsoft in March 2015.

March 21, 2016 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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SharePoint 2016 RTM and the Future of SharePoint event

Today marks Release to Manufacturing (RTM) of SharePoint Server 2016! This is an important milestone in the delivery of this significant release, which includes new capabilities for users, IT pros and administrators, as well as the next generation of hybrid capabilities for SharePoint. This also marks the general availability of cloud hybrid search for SharePoint Server 2013 and higher customers—allowing on-premises and Office 365 content to be surfaced in one search result.

SharePoint 2016 RTM and the Future of SharePoint event – Office Blogs

March 14, 2016 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Microsoft Dynamics CRM Updates: Release Dates, Build Numbers, and Collateral

 

Note: The Updates documented in this blog for:

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Updates: Release Dates, Build Numbers, and Collateral | Dynamics CRM in the Field

March 14, 2016 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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