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Machine learning for tech businesses - will you be left behind?

Organisations that use AI at scale perform 11.5% better on average than those who don't, according to Microsoft's whitepaper Accelerating competitive advantage with AI. This is has increased from 5% just one year ago.

Embracing a Data-Driven Culture

Companies who embrace a data-driven culture experience a four-fold improvement in revenue performance and better customer satisfaction, according to a new report published by Harvard Business Review.

Power BI Security in Ten Steps

Are you fearful of migrating to a new data visualisation solution or hosting data in the cloud? The power of Power BI is too much to ignore and offers many security features to ease your concerns.

Dataflows – the Future of Power BI

Ready to create an enterprise Power BI solution with no data warehouse? Read on.

SQL Server 2008 End of Life: What does the Microsoft Product Lifecycle mean to me? (Infographic)

 

Updated: February 2020

SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 have now left Extended Support and no longer receive security updates. This blog and infographic explain what this means and how unsupported products can affect your business: 

Microsoft UK Partner Pledge

During the Microsoft Inspire 2018 partner conference, held in fabulous Las Vegas, Microsoft UK CEO Cindy Rose talked about the real challenges technology businesses face back home in the UK on digital skills, diversity and inclusion, and responsible and ethical AI.  While we're a tiny part of..

Installing SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2012 R2 (the KB2919355 issue)

While performing an in-place SQL Server upgrade for a customer, I came across the KB2919355 issue. This article will show you how to resolve this this problem and point out why this can be misleading.

BACKUP LOG was unable to log updates for database in SQL Server 2016

If you’re running SQL Server 2016, you may want to install SQL Server Service Pack 1, CU8. I came across an issue recently that effectively caused the transaction log backups to hang. Through our proactive monitoring, we were alerted to the fact that a log backup had not been taken in 4 hours...

New vCore purchasing option for Azure SQL Database

Managed Instance is now in public preview and with it is a purchasing option we haven't yet seen with traditional Azure SQL Database offerings, known as the vCore purchasing model.  Earlier this month, Microsoft announced this model is now available in preview for Single Database and Elastic..

Azure Service Endpoints - how do they work?

It’s been a while since my last blog post, but the beauty of time marching forwards is that lovely new features get released in Azure for me to write about.

Something I always remember as a kid is that when we got a cool new bit of technology, I'd use it for a while and then my next port of..

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