It was hard to fathom that Power BI would get the traction it has today. But Microsoft is in this game to compete and the level of play is very high.
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If you're measuring Microsoft's developer success by the number of apps on Windows 8 or Windows Phone, you're missing most of the story. Microsoft's got a fight on its hands, but is doing very well with developers.
Microsoft is opening its third IoT & AI Insider lab, in Munich. Combined with sister labs in Redmond and Shenzhen, a slew of cloud services and a developer toolkit, Microsoft is clearly pivoting to an Internet of Things + artificial intelligence world.
Cosmos DB marks Microsoft's full-on plunge into the world of NoSQL/non-relational databases. Built as the back-end database for Microsoft's own Web properties, it's available to the public as an Azure cloud service.
Power BI Pro is only $10/user/month, but that can really add up for big organizations, even as performance and capacity can be insufficient for their needs. Enter Power BI Premium, designed to solve both problems.
The 11th major version of the flagship database from the world's largest software company has been released to general availability (GA). Here's the lowdown on what's in it.
Microsoft adds MySQL, PostgreSQL to Azure's managed relational database platform.
Microsoft's Build conference brought a bevy of new product and developer technology announcements. Can they help the company turn the corner?
Microsoft has a reputation for modifying external technology when adopting it. But in the case of Hadoop, Microsoft is so far staying true to the core technology, providing optional integration with its own stack, and making it easier for people to work with Hadoop and get excited about it.