Demystify Machine Learning thru Azure Machine Learning Studio

More customers are testing out Azure Machine Learning as they look to ride the wave of the "AI" and "Predictive" buzz that's overflowing media channels. As many begin to hands-on Azure ML, naturally more requests comes in on questions surrounding Azure ML or in actuality, Machine Learning in general.

PowerBI goes OnPrem

Having Power BI as an on-premise solution is probably one of the most requested "Ask" I get from customers. There are a large chunk of them wanting an on-premise solution with little interest in hosting anything on the cloud. This can be due to various reasons such as a sense of security, regulatory requirements, unfamiliarity with cloud technologies, etc. Although Power BI does allow you to maintain data on-premise via a data gateway, the portal itself is still very much a cloud offering.

Exam guide & tips for 70-473

I recently obtained the Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions (70-473) Microsoft certificate and this makes it the 2nd "Azure related" certification I have achieved, the previous one being the Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (70-534) Microsoft certificate. Based on Microsoft's certification path, this makes me a MCSA: Cloud Platform Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate and puts me right on track to obtain the MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure.

SQL Server vNext is now SQL Server 2017

Microsoft just announced SQL Server 2017 as the latest version of SQL Server expected to be release sometime end-May/early-June this year.

Some of the key features highlighted includes:
  • SQL Server on Linux
  • Graph Database
  • Native Python support

Sizing the cost of a Cortana Intelligence Suite project

A customer of yours is eager to start a new data project on Azure Cloud Platform. They are looking to use a lot of the goodness Azure has to offer in terms of data orchestration, big data, data warehouse, hybrid connectivity, etc.. all the cool stuff. You pull out the Cortana Intelligence Suite diagram and start explaining the various azure services available under this brand name.

Hi, I am Ian Choy SH


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