SSIS Data Flow Rumblings

I’m going to include two SSIS tips in this post. 2 for 1!! The first is about SSIS column mappings with Lookup transformations and the second is actually a series of tips regarding optimizing Lookups. Occasionally when we are programming in SSIS, we have to change the logic at the beginning of a data flow. This may result in column …

Windows 10 HoloLens

  Windows 10 will have hologram technology At the January consumer preview event, Microsoft introduced Microsoft Holographic, a set of technologies that will enable 3D imaging and hologram projection for Windows 10 applications. A video and live demonstration showed people wearing Microsoft HoloLens projection goggles to interact with remote coworkers, play a 3D version of Minecraft, and explore a 3D …

Windows 10 – Cortana

Cortana As expected, Microsoft’s voice-driven Cortana assistant comes with Windows 10, and she is very well integrated into the interface. There is always a Cortana bar in the taskbar and you can type a search there, or tap the Cortana circle to see a welcome pane with your news, interests, weather and other Cortana info. You can tap the microphone …

Windows 10: What to Expect?

                TLDR: What is it? A complete update of Windows When is it out? It could launch as early as June-September 2015 What will it cost? For Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 users, it will be free for one year   Pros Cons Continuum and interface improvements The Notifications bar has the best …

Unlocking Data to Drive Better Decision-Making

The term “information technology” needs to be redefined, according to Daniel Petersen, director of business intelligence for Applied Tech, a Madison based computer and network support company for small and midsize businesses. “The problem with IT,” he says, “is that most of the data companies collect just sits there unused.” In an effort to make IT better than just OK, …