SQL Bits is a highlight of the year for European data professionals and this February's conference schedule is shaping up to be an exciting one.
Looking back over 2017, we can see it has been another year highlighting the importance of good cyber security and procedure with the cost of ransomware attacks estimated to cost $5 Billion alone.One particularly critical issue is the recently discovered Meltdown and Spectre bugs affecting CPUs...
Recently I was asked what the difference was between Azure SQL Database (SQLDB) and Azure SQL Data Warehouse. (SQLDW) If you connect to them both via Management Studio there doesn't seem to be much difference, but the real answer is 'a lot'.
Keeping up with the pace of the Azure cloud evolution is tough at the best of times. Just when you think you are getting on top of it, Ignite comes along and Microsoft drop a cluster of feature bombs which means you spend most of your Saturday updating your Visio architecture diagrams. Thanks a..
The latest SQL and SharePoint Saturday Cambridge took place on 9th September 2017, organised by Mark Broadbent. It was a huge success with a good turnout of very engaged delegates and interesting and entertaining speakers in a great venue. We were delighted to support the event as a sponsor and I..
The next version of Microsoft’s heavyweight database platform came one step closer to arriving this week when Microsoft released Release Candidate 1 of SQL Server 2017. Microsoft usually provides a couple of release candidates, meaning the final version is likely to appear sometime this autumn.
Current Ransomware Attacks:
June has brought us another major ransomware attack 'NotPetya'. Originally thought to be based on Petya it has affected some major companies, originating in Ukraine. Here are the highlights on what you need to know.
What does it do: The ransomware leaves computers..
The month of May has been an eye-opening month for both businesses and consumers on the danger of not patching critical systems, the worldwide ransomware attack dubbed “WannaCry” that began on 12th May spread to over 150 countries in a matter of weeks. A fix had been released by Microsoft in March,..
We are delighted to announce that the Consortium, a group comprising Coeo, Content and Code, Inframon, Modality and Program Framework, has been selected from a global field of Microsoft partners for the prestigious Worldwide Partner of the Year for Cloud Productivity.