SQL Server! Now with Built-In AI!
Microsoft asserts that SQL Server is the first database with “built-in” artificial intelligence. Of course, no phrase suffers more definitions than “artificial intelligence”, so rather than quibble about AI, we’ll just take a look at the technologies that support Microsoft’s claim. Moving Machine Learning to the Server-Side Great excitement followed the introduction of the integration […]
What is cyber security awareness, why should I care, and how do I get it?
What does cyber security mean to you? Anti-virus software? Annoying firewalls? Lots of silly rules from the IT department? If that rings true, you may lack cyber security awareness. Before I try to define “cyber security awareness,” I need to admit that it is a bit of a misnomer. Can you imagine talking about “disaster […]
MS Machine Language Server for Enterprise-Grade Analytics
R Server is dead! Long live Machine Learning Server! The introduction of Microsoft R Server with SQL Server 2016 was tremendously exciting for data scientists and analysts working with “Big Data”. When SQL Server 2017 was released, many were shocked to see that R Server was gone. They were, however, relieved to discover that R […]
The Importance of Storytelling in Technical Training
I started teaching technical courses over thirty years ago. At that time, I’d taught similar topics in a university setting and I enjoyed it then as I do now. But I was frustrated by one item on the course evaluations: “Contribution of personal experience.” The scores on that metric didn’t seem to reflect what I […]
Upskilling for Administrative Professionals
In today’s competitive job market, it is important to continuously improve and expand your skillset to not only keep up with current technologies, but to set yourself apart from the pack as well. But what skill do you choose to learn? What training is right for you? When building a professional development path for yourself, […]