Microsoft Learning has expanded the Microsoft Professional Program to include a Big Data track and a Front-End Web development track. I’m off to a great start on the Big Data track. It doesn’t show it, but I have started on my 4th course which is on NoSQL. My friend Sidney is the author on that course. He says, he is scrambling to get CosmosDB added.
Time to start my second term for my MBA:IT at Western Governor’s University. I’ve actually been reading ahead on the Global Economics, but there is a lot of material. I’m hoping to have that exam passed by the end of June. I have not even looked at the Accounting course. But I am pretty sure there is going to be math… and we are not friends.
I’ve already passed both Exams, but I just bought these two books anyway. Maybe a giveway prize for SQL Saturday – Indianapolis on August 12th? I’ve heard rumours of Fidget Spinners as well. Be sure to register soon.
The Four new SQL MCSA certifications coming out this fall have had a last minute name change. http://bit.ly/2q8lWPj
Exchange administrators can really take advantage of the Exchange Management Shell for the administration of their messaging infrastructure on-premises or in the cloud. Here is a reference to the Exchange 2016 Powershell Cmdlets.In addition, here is a blog by Paul Cunningham on creating a Powershell function to speed up remoting into an Exchange Server.
Tonight, I will be speaking remotely for the Yooper SQL Server User Group. I am assuming that Yooper refers to Upper Michigan. You can watch my recorded session on “The PROCESS of Queries” on YouTube.
The Azure Active Directory Admin Console (in the new Azure portal) is now Generally Available! The new experience begins with the brand-new landing page and dashboard. This scoped version of the Azure portal is available at http://aad.portal.azure.com.
If you couldn’t make it to Microsoft Build, the Microsoft Developer Conference, last week. All 452 sessions are now available on Channel 9. http://bit.ly/2qps9oO
Are you an MCT or MCT Alumni? Get 75% OFF selected MCP exams until June 30th. Check your MCT Dashboard for details. http://bit.ly/2qpDsNy
The demand for skilled tech professionals continues to climb at a rapid pace. CompTIA Certifications validate your skills and start you on your path to IT career success: http://bit.ly/2ra0Dde
Posted by CompTIA – The Computing Technology Industry Association on Friday, May 12, 2017
The CompTIA certifications are a great way to get started in the IT industry. My recommendation would be start with IT Fundamentals and go from there.
SQL Saturday has a new look. Come over and check it out. While you’re there don’t forget to register for SQL Saturday Indy which is only four months away. http://www.sqlsaturday.com/629/eventhome.aspx
This morning, at Microsoft Build conference in Seattle, Scott Guthrie, talked about core design principles. for Azure and introduced the Azure Cosmos DB platform. Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft’s globally distributed, multi-model database and enables you to elastically and independently scale throughput and storage across any number of Azure’s geographic regions
In Exchange Server 2016, mail flow occurs through the transport pipeline. The transport pipeline is a collection of services, connections, components, and queues that work together to route all messages to the categorizer in the Transport service on an Exchange 2016 Mailbox server inside the organization.
Great Community day event for the Central US MVPs in Chicago. #MVPBuzz
So are you interested in Data Science but not sure where to start? Here’s a breakdown of a few steps and resources to help you gain a foundation to pursue your studies or undergo a career change into the trending and lucrative field of Data Science.
Finished my 4th badge in the #MSMVA #KnowItProveIt challenge. The Azure Machine Learning and Cortana Intelligence courses are absolutely great. If you are studying for data science, I would highly recommend working through these. The Cortana Intelligence course even has hands-on labs.
Automatic tuning in SQL Server 2017, notifies you whenever a potential performance issue is detected, and lets you apply corrective actions, or lets the Database Engine automatically fix performance problems. Automatic tuning in SQL Server 2017 enables you to identify and fix performance issues caused by SQL plan choice regressions.
Happy 27th Anniversary to the Hubble Telescope. See more over at NASA.org.
It is time for another SQL Server User Group. This time it is for Chattanooga, Tennessee. I’m getting close to spelling that correctly. I have attached my most recent presentation on SQL Server certifications with the changes that were announced in April. I hope everyone has a great time.