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The key to a data-driven culture: Timely insights

A data-driven culture is critical for businesses to thrive in today’s environment. In fact, a brand-new Harvard Business Review Analytic Services survey found that companies who embrace a data-driven culture experience a 4x improvement in revenue performance and better customer ... continue reading

Extending the power of Azure AI to business users

Today, Alysa Taylor, Corporate Vice President of Business Applications and Industry, announced several new AI-driven insights applications for Microsoft Dynamics 365. Powered by Azure AI, these tightly integrated AI capabilities will empower every employee in an organization to make AI ... continue reading

SCOM – It’s Time to Migrate

This blog post has been originally authored by Scott Mathemeier, Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft So, it’s *that* time… You’ve used SCOM since it was MOM. Maybe you even know of its SeNTry ELM roots ;) Maybe you are brand new ... continue reading
Diagram showing app automation driving business processes with Flow. The diagram shows Flow, PowerApps, and Power BI circling CDS, AI Builder, and Data Connectors.

Foundations of Microsoft Flow—secure and compliant automation, part 1

Automation services are steadily becoming significant drivers of modern IT, helping improve efficiency and cost effectiveness for organizations. A recent McKinsey survey discovered that “the majority of all respondents (57 percent) say their organizations are at least piloting the automation ... continue reading

Executing SQL Server Assessments from PowerShell

Summary: Using the SQLServer module cmdlets to review and monitor SQL Server instance and database configuration Q: Hey, Doctor Scripto! I have loads of SQL Servers in my area of responsibility and I know they all need certain configuration settings ... continue reading
The Adventure Continues … Azure AD Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR) with AD Writeback

The Adventure Continues … Azure AD Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR) with AD Writeback

Welcome (back) to Part 3 in my series about the modern Microsoft productivity platform. The previous two posts are here: As you all know, password resets are a pretty costly and time-consuming endeavor for your users and your helpdesk folks, ... continue reading
Azure AD Application Proxy enables access to on-premises reports from Power BI Mobile application

Azure AD Application Proxy enables access to on-premises reports from Power BI Mobile application

Howdy folks, I'm happy to share the news from the Power BI team that you can now use Azure AD Application Proxy to access reports in the Power BI Report Server hosted on-premises from the Power BI mobile application. You ... continue reading
Working with Azure IoT data in Azure SQL Database

Working with Azure IoT data in Azure SQL Database

First published on MSDN on Jan 23, 2018 IoT use cases commonly share some patterns in how they ingest, process, and store data. First, these systems need to ingest bursts of data from device sensors of various locales. Next, these ... continue reading
Flow chart illistrating the knowledge store projecting documents to multiple tables, while preserving the relationships between the data projected across tables.

Analyze AI enriched content with Azure Search’s knowledge store

Through integration with Cognitive Services APIs, Azure Search has long had the ability to extract text and structure from images and unstructured content. Until recently, this capability was used exclusively in full text search scenarios, exemplified in demos like the ... continue reading
Step-by-Step: Finding and Analyzing Microsoft Azure Cloud Usage Costs

Step-by-Step: Finding and Analyzing Microsoft Azure Cloud Usage Costs

Have you just seen last months’ bill, or received an alert because you had Azure Budgets configured? If your Cloud spend is different than what you were expecting it to be, you’ll want to do some detective work to isolate ... continue reading