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24 June
2017
Author: Robert Cain

VidCon 2017 – Day 1

My thoughts on the first day at VidCon 2017, the video creators conference. In keeping with the event I did this as a video blog. More to come!
14 June
2017
Author: Robert Cain

PowerShell and XML

In this, my first video from my YouTube channel, I give a brief overview of reading, changing, and updating XML files from within PowerShell.   If you enjoy it, please be sure to visit my YouTube page and subscribe for more content.  
12 June
2017
Author: Robert Cain

What’s Old Is New Again: Updating Arcanecode

I realized it has been far too long since I updated the look and feel of the blog. If you’re reading this, you can obviously now see the new look and feel. Over to the right you can now see my Twitter feed. I post multiple stories daily of interest to the tech community. I’ve also generated a...
29 May
2017
Author: Robert Cain

Optimizing SQL Server Database Performance and Overcoming Unpredictable Challenges

This is a guest post from Tony Branson at ScaleArc. With the explosion of digital data, achieving optimum database performance has become the primary concern of every database professional. For improving efficiency when managing a complex IT environment, DBAs must stay one step ahead...
03 May
2017
Author: Anil
Anil

WELCOME TO NEPAL POWER BI USER GROUP

25 April
2017
Author: MitchellPearson

Advanced DAX Webinar

Hey Everyone, Thanks for attending the free 1 hour DAX Webinar by Pragmatic Works. In this blog I am going to focus on the primary question that I saw come up over and over again in the chat logs. The webinar can be found here: How come the totals for Forecast and Dynamic are the same? The Grand...
19 April
2017
Author: SteveHughes

Thoughts about the Microsoft Data Amp Announcements

Microsoft conducted a live event called Microsoft Data Amp to announce a number of key features and releases for SQL Server on premises and data platforms in Azure (such as Azure SQL DB and Azure Data Lake). Some of these include features that I have been waiting to see. Here are some of...
19 April
2017
Author: Robert Cain

What happened to Save-AzureRmProfile?

I’ve been working a lot in the Azure PowerShell area of late. One thing I wanted to be able to do is have my scripts login automatically to Azure. In many examples the cmdlet Save-AzureRmProfile was used to save your Azure credentials, then later you could use Import-AzureRmProfile to import...
14 April
2017
Author: SteveHughes

Power BI and Data Security – Row Level Security (RLS)

As Power BI becomes more prevalent in data analytics and visualization within the enterprise, data security becomes a significant concern. Power BI at its best is deployed to the Power BI service hosted on Microsoft’s Azure platform. Every enterprise should understand the level of security...
13 April
2017
Author: SteveHughes

Power BI and Data Security – Data Classification and Privacy Levels

As Power BI becomes more prevalent in data analytics and visualization within the enterprise, data security becomes a significant concern. Power BI at its best is deployed to the Power BI service hosted on Microsoft’s Azure platform. Every enterprise should understand the level of security...