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Taking the DP-200 Exam? Here’s what you need to know!

At Coeo, we are actively encouraged to take exams and broaden our understanding in new areas. Not only do these exams help focus our learning, they help to build a breadth of qualifications throughout the company.

In this post, we’ll be discussing Microsoft’s DP-200 exam; the first of two exams..

Azure Data Factory & XML: Loading unsupported file types

Recently I was working with a client to build an Azure analytics solution, replacing an existing on-premises SQL Server implementation.  The scope of the project was to transform and model data from XML files and present the output through Power BI.

Creating your First Cosmos DB Database

Here we are again, I hope you’re already feeling like an astronaut or Carl Sagan exploring the Cosmos.

In my previous posts, we have seen basic concepts of No-SQL databases and how to start with Azure Cosmos DB, if you haven’t read those posts, I’d recommend you take a minute and check them.

Changes to Microsoft DPS Vouchers

This year, Microsoft has been making a significant investment in new ways to support customers with deploying and using its products and services.

Power BI Tips & Tricks: Concatenating Labels on Bar Charts

Introduction to the problem

We recently worked with a client who wanted to report on the number of sales per region with the ability to drill down to a specific county and town. Out of this came a requirement for a Power BI report with stacked bar charts with concatenated labels.

The data..

Troubleshooting - stay C.A.L.M.

So, you're supporting a server. It might be yours directly, it might belong to a customer. Doesn't matter. You've got an urgent issue - an alert, a ticket, an end-user reporting a problem - and you need to get moving. Where do you start? Everyone has a method, and if you haven't developed yours..

A Consultant's guide to saving money on your Microsoft data platform

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses have been forced to implement short-medium term plans to protect not only their ability to transact, but also the health and wellbeing of their customers, partners and employees.  Video calls, queueing at shops (and on websites) and home deliveries have..

Cyber Security Monthly News - June 2020

In June’s news, we see a plethora of security related stories related to Covid-19, including information on staying secure and avoiding recent targeted phishing scams.  

Additionally, we look at critical updates for both Windows and SQL Server, and the changes Microsoft has made regarding..

The Dirty (Baker’s) Dozen of SQL Server Technical Debt

The Baker’s dozen originated from bakers adding the thirteenth loaf to avoid a beating for underselling bread. There will (hopefully?) be no such penalties for SQL Server indiscretions, but try to avoid adding technical debt to undersell your future happiness.

First Steps with Cosmos DB, Building your Own Rocket

In my previous post, I talked about how No-SQL databases are different from relational ones, now I’m going to show you how to get started building your first No-SQL database using Cosmos DB.

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