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Bottling Up Emotions Doesn’t Work, but Neither Does Brooding. Here’s a Different Approach. | Heleo

“How we deal with our inner world—our thoughts, our emotions, our stories—can drive everything.”<p><b>Gretchen Rubin</b> is the <i>New York Times</i> #1 bestselling …

Happiness

Roundup Of Analytics, Big Data & BI Forecasts And Market Estimates, 2016

• Big Data & business analytics software worldwide revenues will grow from nearly $122B in 2015 to more than $187B in 2019, an increase of more than 50% over the five-year forecast period.<br>• The market for prescriptive analytics software is estimated to grow from approximately $415M in 2014 to $1.1B in …

Big Data

SQL Server 2016 - Always Encrypted

SQL Server 2016 - Security Feature - Always Encrypted

SQL Servers

How to turn an old Wi-Fi router into an access point

A network needs only one router to function. That said, when you replace your old Wi-Fi router with a better faster one, you can spend time trying to convince someone to take a five-year old router off your hands, or you can turn it into an external Access Point (AP). Placing this DYI AP at the far …

Machine Learning Is Redefining The Enterprise In 2016

<b>Bottom line:</b> Machine learning is providing the needed algorithms, applications, and frameworks to bring greater predictive accuracy and value to enterprises’ data, leading to diverse company-wide strategies succeeding faster and more profitably than before.<p><b>Industries Where Machine Learning Is</b> …

Machine Learning

Get a head start on SQL Server 2016 with this how-to guide

For the past several months we’ve been talking about the advances in SQL Server 2016. Now, at last, the wait is over. SQL Server 2016 is now …

Microsoft's Channel 9 demos SQL Server on Linux | On MSFT

The thousands of people that have signed up for preview and updates about Microsoft SQL Server on Linux are licking their lips today. Microsoft’s …

Microsoft Launches SQL Server 2016 for Hybrid Cloud Databases

The wait's over. Microsoft's cloud-enabled, analytics-friendly database is now generally available.

Microsoft's week: SQL Server 2016 out, blockchain on Azure, Outlook spam problem

This week was a busy one for Microsoft, but not necessarily for good reasons. On the plus side, the firm announced general availability of the …

SQL Servers

SQL Server 2016 is generally available today

<i>This post was authored by Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President, Data Group, Microsoft.</i><p>Today we announced the general availability of SQL Server …

Google makes it easy to find lost phones and access My Account

Back in 2015, Google launched a feature that displays a map showing your Android phone's current location when you search for "find my phone." Now, the big G is introducing another way to look for missing devices that sounds especially useful for absent-minded users. In the near future, searching …

Microsoft rolls out SQL Server 2016 with a special deal to woo Oracle customers

The next version of Microsoft's SQL Server relational database management system is now available, and along with it comes a special offer designed specifically to woo Oracle customers.<p>Until the end of this month, Oracle users can migrate their databases to SQL Server 2016 and receive the necessary …

Oracle employee says she was sacked for refusing to fiddle cloud accounts

A senior finance manager in Oracle’s cloud business has complained to a federal court that she was terminated from her job because she refused to go along with accounting principles she considered unlawful.<p>In a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Svetlana …

SELECT features FROM bumf... What's new in MS SQL Server 2016

Tasty new stuff from Microsoft – but you need Enterprise Edition for full useMicrosoft has released SQL Server 2016, adding new security features, …

SQL Servers

Database Normalization

Introduction<p>After I published last week’s article somebody asked me why I stated that (in this case) the problem didn’t originate in having a …

Databases

Microsoft R: A Revolution in Advanced Analytics

One of the benefits of working on a team at BlueGranite is the collective expertise that I can tap into when needed. Whether it’s a skill that I am …

SQL Servers

Query Optimizer Additions in SQL Server 2016

Query Optimizer Improvements under Trace Flag 4199<p>Traditionally, to prevent unwanted plan changes, all Query Optimizer hotfixes from previous …

Easily bring your SQL Server licenses to Azure VMs | Blog | Microsoft Azure

I am super exited to announce that starting today, Microsoft Enterprise Agreement customers can bring existing licenses to run SQL Server on Azure …

Storing ASP.NET session outside webserver – SQL Server vs Redis vs Couchbase

If you are storing ASP.NET session in webserver memory, then when a webserver dies, you lose all the sessions on that server. This results in poor …

SQL Servers

Inserting XML Schema in to SQL Server Db.

Problem and Solution

SQL Servers

Bring business insights to more people with SQL Server 2016 mobile reports

<i>This post was authored by Chris Finlan, Sr. Program Manager, SQL Server.</i><p>In today’s competitive business environment, organizations invest in business …

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 is a wrap

The 11th major version of the flagship database from the world's largest software company has been released to general availability (GA). Here's the …