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Eavesdrop on lunchtime in the geekmobile

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Brad Anderson, corporate vice president of Enterprise Client and Mobility, kicks off his “My Lunch Break” video series with Todd Bishop, editor and cofounder of GeekWire.com. Watch the two chat about the cloud, the future of tech and Brad’s turbo-charged car. … Read more »

How Power BI is making a difference for kids

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In Texas, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth uses a solution built with Microsoft Azure and Power BI to track its programs. It can see how youngsters are doing in school and what programs are helping them. “Being able to analyze patterns of participation is extremely important … Read more »

Excel 2016 and new Power BI tools make business analytics easier and faster

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Excel 2016’s new features make business analytics easier and faster, with streamlined data analysis, new forecasting capabilities and a new built-in functionality to get and transform data. Excel 2016 is also deliberately compatible with Power BI Desktop, a new tool for visualizing data and creating interactive reports. Microsoft expanded its … Read more »

Wave of new security features comes to Azure Active Directory

Microsoft has added a number of new security capabilities to Azure Active Directory Premium over the past few weeks, including a security wizard, a security dashboard, alerts and more. Shai Kariv, principal program manager for Microsoft Identity and Security Services Division, helpfully summarizes what’s new at the Active Directory blog … Read more »

Build better cloud apps with new SQL capabilities in Azure

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Microsoft on Thursday announced several new SQL database capabilities in Azure, including new pricing tiers for Elastic Database Pools and higher-end scale options for SQL databases. The updates will enable developers to build even better cloud applications and use data to make them even richer and more intelligent, writes Scott … Read more »

Microsoft sparks youth interest in STEM jobs with iUrban Teen

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Alexia Franklin, 16, wants to fight cybercrime. Samuel Goode, 13, wants to use technology to reduce child poverty. Ceon Duncan-Graves wants to make life easier with 3D-printed things. What kind of things? “Maybe teleportation,” said Ceon, a 13-year-old eighth-grader from Federal Way, south of Seattle. “That would be cool.” … Read more »