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Aug

Windows Azure auto scale: what you need to consider

One of the most newsworthy announcements from the Azure team at Build was auto scale. Cloud Services, Web Sites and Mobile Services now support automatically scaling up and down the number of hosts based on metrics such as CPU or queue length. This, in theory at least, has the potential to deliver lower costs to your application during quiet periods and near limitless capacity when demand increases. ... read full post

Posted by:  James Carpinter , Senior Developer, Enterprise Applications |  12 August 2013

Azure, Microsoft, Intergen, SQL, Build


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10

Jul

SQL Server 2014: a review of the key new features

SQL Server 2014 CTP1 (Community Technology Preview) has been available for a couple of weeks now. Originally announced at TechEd in early June, it was made publicly available on June 25. ... read full post

Posted by:  Mark Worthen , Senior Consultant, Enterprise Applications |  10 July 2013

Cloud, Azure, SQL Server, SQL, BI, Power Query, SQL Server 2014


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12

Jun

The Reality of Universal Self-Service BI

For years, the pinnacle of BI for many has been dictated as self-service BI. I have read about it. I have heard presentations on it. I have given presentations on it and promoted it. But no matter how often it is discussed, promoted or advertised, one question remains – what is it? ... read full post

Posted by:  Mark Worthen , Senior Consultant, Enterprise Applications |  12 June 2013

Business Intelligence, Microsoft, SQL, BI, Excel, Microsoft Power View, Qlikview, Reporting, Self-service BI, Tableau


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(1368 votes)

24

Oct

Updating Microsoft’s StockTrader Sample Application

StockTrader is a sample application provided by Microsoft to help developers understand how to build a .NET application that can run at scale, using a real-life scenario. ... read full post

Posted by:  James Carpinter , Senior Developer, Enterprise Applications |  24 October 2012

Windows Azure, Microsoft, .NET, SQL, Windows Communication Foundation


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