The Importance of Always Learning

“Nobody wants to show you the hours and hours of becoming. They’d rather show the highlight of what they’ve become. – Angela Duckworth author of “Grit: Passion, Perseverance, and the Science of Success” In my career, I have been very blessed with opportunities, life lessons and having mentors support me in pursuing my passion. I […]
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Live SQL Server Data in Power BI: Using DirectQuery

For me, one of the most valuable features of Power BI is the ease with which I can mashup data from a variety of different data sources. This, of course, requires importing data into Power BI’s internal xVelocity engine. For many others, however, it is critical to create Power BI reports and dashboards that reflect […]
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How Password Spraying Could be an Attack Vector Into Your Organization

There are two common ways the bad guys might try to break into a building: spend lots of effort on one door or window, or try each door and window to see if one is easier to enter than the others. The same is true for attackers trying to compromise systems and networks (and penetration […]
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Deductive AI and SQL Server

Watson, IBM’s poster child for artificial intelligence, could not have been built using a single type of AI technology. This is hardly surprising. The intelligence needed to understand a question can differ quite dramatically from the intelligence needed to answer it. Indeed, upon understanding a question it takes intelligence to know what techniques are most […]
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What is a Stingray And How Does It Impact Me?

According to news reports from outlets including IDG’s CSO, the US Department of Homeland Security said in early April of this year that there are unauthorized “stingrays” in the Washington, DC areas and in “other cities.” To be perfectly honest, I cannot find the term stingray in the documents I read, and “StingRay” is a […]
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