There's yet another new Microsoft platform in town: The Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform. Here's what this is and why app developers, chief data officers and IT pros should take note.
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Microsoft is acquiring ADRM Software and plans to combine its Azure compute and storage technology with its large-scale vertical data models.
Microsoft is buying the BrightBytes DataSense data-integration platform in order to try to bring more data-analytics capabilities to schools and education solution providers.
USAFacts, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's latest venture, is an initiative that only a true Excel and SQLServer fan would undertake.
Microsoft is launching the pilot of an online certification program, called the "Microsoft Professional Degree", with a data-science-focused competency.
Microsoft is supporting Apache Spark with its HDInsight, Cortana Intelligence Suite, Power BI and Microsoft R Server software and services.
Microsoft's newest Power BI feature -- publish to web -- is very powerful, but maybe too much so, at least at the moment.
Microsoft is rolling out a free version of its R big-data analytics server for developers alongside the rest of the newly rebranded Revolution Analytics servers.
Microsoft R Servers for Hadoop, Teradata and Linux -- seemingly, the renamed version of Revolution Analytics' commercial versions of its analytics products -- are available to MSDN subscribers.
Microsoft has bought analytics firm Metanautix and plans to integrate its technology with SQL Server and the Cortana Analytics Suite.