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    Azure Training Day at SQL Saturday Edinburgh 2015

    I will be holding a full day of training at SQL Saturday Training this year.  My session will be held on Friday, June 12, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (BST) The day is split into two.  The first half will be dedicated to storing your data in Azure.  Nowadays not everything is or [...]

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    Storm Sample

    Anyone who knows me, knows that I really like working with real-time technologies.   Storm is an example of this.  It is a distributed real-time computation system.  Microsoft Azure now offers Storm clusters  for provisioning through the portal. Microsoft also provide some samples to get you started.  I worked my way through this example.  The basic [...]

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    Stemming Support in Azure Search

    There has been a new update to the Azure Search API released (api-version=2014-10-20-Preview) and I am glad to say it includes stemming support.  This post takes a look at this new API and works through an example.  I presume that you have provisioned a search service.  The Free service is restrictive if you want to [...]

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    Record-Breaking PASS Summit 2014 Opens in Seattle with 5,900 Registrations

    Day 1 kicks off with live-stream sessions and keynotes by Microsoft’s T.K. “Ranga” Rengarajan, James Phillips, and Joseph Sirosh SEATTLE, WA – Nov. 5, 2014 – Celebrating community growth around the world, PASS Summit opened today in Seattle, with 5,900 registrations, its largest program ever, and live streaming of the kick-off keynotes by Microsoft’s T.K. [...]

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    Azure Data Factory – Understanding Scheduling

    Today, around lunchtime, I created a pipeline in Azure Data Factory and I said that the pipeline was valid for today.  Here is the code.   Set-AzureDataFactoryPipelineActivePeriod -ResourceGroupName ADFTutorialRG -DataFactoryName ADFTutorialAM -StartDateTime 2014-10-30 –EndDateTime 2014-10-31 –Name ADFPipelineAM   Remember the fact I created this at lunchtime so the day was half done.  The pipeline then [...]

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