In Redmond this week for the annual Microsoft MVP Summit. I enjoy spending time learning new things, meeting fellow MVPs, and exchanging ideas directly with the data platform product teams. Being able to provide some influence on future product direction, as well as features, is the highlight of my career right now. It's a wonderful feeling to see your suggestions reflected in the products and services over time.
Anyway, here's a bunch of links I found on the Intertubz that you might find interesting, enjoy!
For those of you still holding out hope that the Cloud isn't a real thing to be taken seriously, this is the asteroid coming to wipe you and the rest of the dinosaurs out.
Looks like we've found a way to get kids to stop playing Minecraft: we've turned it into work.
Because they are simple and (usually) just work. But yeah, the dongles are piling up in this house as well.
You know I love data visualizations, right? Well, here's another.
Long but worth the read, and do your best to consume the message which is "do less, but do it well".
It's never about the tech, it's *always* about the data.
Excuse me for a minute while I take backups of everything I own and store them in three different locations.
Next week I am expecting to see a lot of screens like this one, installing SQL Server on Linux: