Microsoft DataZen Mobile Platform Available to SQL Server Enterprise Customers for Free

Last month Microsoft announced that they had acquired the DataZen mobile BI platform and were adding it to their enterprise BI product suite. This is very exciting news that rounds out the Microsoft BI capabilities of their entire product portfolio. What’s more, is that they plan to make if free for SQL Server Enterprise customers who have Software Assurance agreements.

Watch for a series of articles about getting started with DataZen in SQL Server Pro Magazine online.

I presented a session at the PASS Global Summit in 2013 showcasing DataZen called “New York, London, Paris Munich; Everybody’s Talking About Mobile BI”.

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String Replacement Puzzle

Courtesy of SQL Server Pro. You can find the original article here. My dad, Gabriel Ben-Gan, passed away recently. He loved numbers, logic and puzzles, and used to solve problems in his own unique way. This article is about a puzzle that incorporates the above... read more

Power BI Workshop Videos

I’ve created a series of five tutorial videos for a set of workshops I’ll be doing at several events this year.  The workshop is available from an hour-long quick demo to a full-day, hands-on workshop with a hosted lab environment in the cloud.  The series teaches how... read more

New Power BI Preview and Pricing

Some exciting announcements were made today about the new Power BI cloud-based business analytics service. Today Power BI is an add-on service for Office 365 that requires an enterprise-level license – about $50 per user per month

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