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The July 5 version of Microsoft Power BI Desktop can be downloaded from here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=45331 The details of this version  are here Summary of new/improvements: Reporting     New table & matrix visuals are now generally available     Renaming fields in visuals     Custom visuals store integration     Relative date filters     Responsive layout for visuals (preview)     New waterfall chart option - breakdown     Custom visual updates         Drilldown Choropleth         Drilldown Cartogram         Drilldown Player         Certified custom visuals Analytics & modeling     Quick measures from the community         Star rating         Concatenated list of values     Bidirectional cross filtering for DirectQuery is now generally available Data connectivity     Snowflake connector general availability Query editing     Add Column from Examples e... (more)

Installing Windows 8 RTM Enterprise Evaluation

In the previous post you saw how you can create a drive partition in your lap top running windows 7 Home Premium. If you have follow this link. In this post you will review installing the evaluation edition of Windows 8 RTM Go to this link for downloading both x32 and x64 bit versions. Complete the online form on this link that gets displayed here. You need to register and all that. There is no need for a PRODUCT KEY for this software. After downloading the file shows up in your CD burner software as shown here: After inserting a blank disc (I used a 4.7GB RWR) in your CD drive, click ... (more)

Totally Integrated Oracle Cloud | @CloudExpo @Oracle #Cloud

Oracle Cloud publicized as the Next-Generation Public Cloud is comprehensive, agile and can transform your business in many ways. Like other cloud offerings Oracle Cloud is also subscription based. Oracle Cloud offers a solution which is comprehensive; having the broadest collection of cloud services; having solutions at every layer of cloud technology with ability to move speedily between on-premises and Cloud with ease. Oracle Cloud offers: Software as Service (SaaS) Enterprise resource planning Human capital management Customer experience Platform as a Service (PaaS) Industry... (more)

Getting Started with SQL Azure

It was quite easy to connect to SQL Azure using IIS 7 Database Manager in my Windows 7 machine. Given the fact that the products are still in initial stages this is very reassuring. The messages that comes from SQL Azure to IIS 7 Database Server's interface are at best confusing but if you can sweat it out (Keep trying!!!) you will see some light. Other featrures(!) of the connectivity are slow response |No Response etc. Here is a screen shot of my first attempt at running a stored procedure that I created on MyAzureConnection in IIS7 Database Manager. Stored Procedure: CREATE... (more)

How to Synchronize with a Cloud Database

Azure at Cloud Expo In fortifying and solidifying its relational cloud database service-SQL Azure, Microsoft has come up with a new tool, the Microsoft Sync Framework Power Pack for SQL Azure November CTP. All that you need to do is to click and presto, you are in sync. This tool [SQL Azure Data Sync Tool for SQL Server] makes synchronizing SQL Azure with a local server that much more efficient (compared to force fitting ADO.NET) and that much more reliable. This power pack provides the SqlAzureSyncProvider that automates much of the synchronizing task, that is, a wizard will ste... (more)