MongoDB to Azure Cosmos DB migration in Preview

December 11, 2018

Customers can now perform offline (one-time) migrations from on-premises or cloud implementations of MongoDB to Azure Cosmos DB by using the Azure Database Migration Service (DMS). Azure DMS enables resilient migrations of MongoDB data at scale and with high reliability. Provision an instance of the DMS service from the Azure portal or via Azure CLI and create a migration project to perform the migration. https://datamigration.microsoft.com/scenario/mongo-to-cosmos
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SQL Saturday #823 in Israel (11-Apr-2019) – Call for speakers

December 4, 2018

Hi SQL speakers,   SQL Saturday is coming to Israel once again on Thursday 11-APR-2019: We will be happy to host you guys again and so we are calling for speakers to present in the event once again and to help making this event a success once again. Please submit your presentation in the event's site at: https://www.sqlsaturday.com/823/eventhome.aspx Last year there were more than 300 attendees and 35 speakers including 10 speakers from abroad in 5 tracks. We expect the upcoming event to be as successful as last year's and hopefully even more successful. I have volunteered to assist with coordinating the speakers. If you...
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Move and manage your SQL Databases to Azure by Itai Binyamin

December 1, 2018

שמחתי שבוע שעבר להתארח ב- Global Hebrew Meetup  במפגש תיארתי את האתגרים מהשטח במודרניציה של בסיסי נתונים , החלופות וההבדלים בין פתרונות מסדי נתונים השונים בענן, הכלים העומדים לרשותנו, והפתרונות המסייעים לנו בתהליך. לסיום קינחנו בהדגמה של SQL Database Managed Instance ו- Azure Database Migration Service. מוזמנים לראות את ההקלטה. תהנו :-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH3jirdehgU
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אני מגיע להתארח ב- Global Hebrew Virtual Group !

November 19, 2018

אני מגיע להתארח ב- Global Hebrew Virtual Group ! מוזמנים להתרווח בכיסא שלכם ולשמוע את האתגרים והדילמות מהשטח בתהליך מודרניזציה של מאגרי מידע. במפגש אני אתאר ואציג את ההבדלים בין פתרונות מסדי נתונים השונים בענן, הכלים העומדים לרשותנו, והפתרונות המסייעים לנו בתהליך. אשמח לראותכם  (וירטואלית :-) )! https://globalhebrew.pass.org/en-us/event.aspx?EventID=12338
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November release of Power BI Desktop was deployed

November 15, 2018

Hey, Yesterday the November release of Power BI Desktop was deployed. The official announcement has been posted on the Power BI blog: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-november-2018-feature-summary/ This update contains: Reporting Expand & collapse matrix row headers Copy & paste between Desktop files Updated filtering experience (preview) Report accessibility improvements Analytics Color saturation on visuals upgraded to use conditional formatting Related questions in the Q&A explorer Modeling New modeling view (preview) Composite models now generally available Modeling accessibility improvements New DAX functions Optional DrilldownFilter argument for the RollupAddIsSubtotal function NonVisual function IsInScope function Custom visuals Calendar by MAQ Software Ratings by MAQ Software Hourglass Chart by MAQ Software Forecast Using...
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חדשות AZURE מכנס Microsoft Ignite 2018

October 10, 2018

בכנס Microsoft Ignite 2018  שהתקיים  ב24-28 בספטמבר בפלורידה, הוכרזו עשרות רבות של חידושים והשקות, מתוכם לא מעט  (כ 60 הכרזות), איך לא, ב Azure. הכרזות נבחרות בתחום Data & AI Azure Data Explorer – Public Preview Azure Data Explorer שירות המפותח ממש כאן בישראל (ILDC), הינו שירות לאינדוקס וביצוע שאילתות במהירות הבזק. השירות זמין כעת בתצוגה מקדימה לציבור (public preview). פתרון זה מסייע  בהפקת תובנות מתוך כמויות גדולות של נתוני אירועים, שמקורם בדרך כלל באפליקציות, שרתים והתקני קצה. ללקוחות יש אפשרויות שונות לחקור באופן אינטראקטיבי נתונים כמעט בזמן אמת על מנת לנתח במהירות את הביצועים ולאבחן בעיות.   Azure Machine Learning New Capabilities Azure Machine Learning מסייע למדעני נתונים ומפתחים...
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Microsoft Learn

September 25, 2018

Microsoft Learn is a new, free, and interactive destination for customers, Microsoft employees, and partners to quickly learn Azure skills and prepare for certifications. Operating as Microsoft’s core technical educational offering, it is designed to provide each audience a “learn by doing” experience with: Self-paced learning: task-based tutorials and modules aligned to role-based certifications to fit an individual’s schedule. Learn by doing: Interactive, in-browser coding environments providing hands-on experience. The launch also includes updated instructor-led training, along with free Pluralsight courses for Azure aligned to the role-based certification. The ability to get recognized with achievements: Customers can complete modules, test...
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המדריך המלא למיגרציה מקצה לקצה!

July 11, 2017

We are pleased to announce Public Preview availability of a new database Migration Guide for enterprise customers, partners, and business decision makers who are interested in moving to the Modern Data Platform, for example migrating from Oracle to SQL Server or to Azure Data Services. https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/datamigration/2017/07/10/the-migration-guide-is-now-available-for-public-preview/
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Azure training for DBAs

May 23, 2017

Azure Documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/.   This is often the first, best stop if you are interested in a specific azure service or looking for guidance about any of the services.   Azure documentation also includes quick-starts, samples, and tutorials for instance: Getting Started Guide for Azure IT Operators SQL Database As-a-Service Azure Learning Paths: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/learning-paths/.Guides you through the azure services documentation with the goal of helping you build cloud applications. Learn Azure SQL Database SQL Server on an Azure VM: Azure Video Center:  https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/videos/home/ .   This site includes hundreds of videos and video series you can search through by Azure service. ...
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Top 3 capabilities to get excited about in the next version of SQL Server

April 18, 2017

We announced the first public preview of SQL Server v.Next in November 2016, and since then we’ve had lots of customer interest, but a few key scenarios are generating the most discussion. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/dataplatforminsider/2017/04/18/top-three-capabilities-to-get-excited-about-in-the-next-version-of-sql-server/    
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