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    Some SQL Server 2012 Resources I Like

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    Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 includes 10 chapters: PART I DATABASE ADMINISTRATION (by Ross Mistry) 1. SQL Server 2012 Editions and Engine Enhancements 2. High-Availability and Disaster-Recovery...
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    Some Excellent Open Data Sources

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    Windows Azure Marketplace Find a wide variety of data including demographic, environment, financial, retail and sports. Use this data in your Microsoft Office software, BI tools and your very own custom applications. Infochimps With thousands of public...
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    Retail Analytics Challenges

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    Crowdsourcing solutions for complex business problems has always interested me and I have been following sites like Microsoft ImagineCup , TopCoder , CodeChef , Kaggle to discover challenges of interest to the Retail Industry. So far these are the challenges...
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    Some Retail APIs

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    Follow @msretail for Retail Industry tweets

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    @MSRETAIL is the Microsoft Retail Industry teams twitter account for sharing Retail Industry News & Insights. You can engage with us and follow the conversation by clicking on  Follow @msretail See our newsflashes . Below is a sampling of some...
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    Big Data Analytics for Retail Recommendations

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    I love this example of Big Data Analytics at the intersection of Banking and Retail:   Recommendation services like Yelp and others rely heavily on user generated reviews that could potentially be skewed by friends and employees and are a victim...
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    Interesting Data Mashup & Visualization Tools from Microsoft

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    You may be using or heard of Microsoft Excel , PowerPivot , Power View , Microsoft Visio and Microsoft SQL Reporting Services for Data Visualization but here are a list of tools from Microsoft Research, SQL Azure Labs and BI Labs: Name Description Try...
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    Free Big Data eBooks from O’Reilly

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    Big Data Now: Current Perspectives from O'Reilly Radar By O'Reilly Radar Team Publisher: O'Reilly Media Released: August 2011 Pages: 137 Building Data Science Teams By DJ Patil Publisher: O'Reilly Media / Radar Released: September 2011 Pages: 25 Data...
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    SQL Server 2012 & The Retail Industry

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    HSN maintains a business-to-business application that is used daily by hundreds of product suppliers. Driving higher availability levels for its database platform and ensuring that back-end maintenance activities are seamless to the business are keys...
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