[Tutorial] Automating Data Cleaning and Validation with DQS and SSIS, Part 2

In part 1 of this article, I outlined how a data steward – a person who is responsible for data quality and typically not on the IT staff – would create a collection of rules that can be used to automate data cleansing and address verification.  In this post, I will...

Top 3 WinRT needs for .NET developers

WinRT is the new Windows 8 runtime used to create Windows Store apps. WinRT provides language projections (bindings) for C#, Visual Basic, C++, and Javascript. Loosely speaking, WinRT can be thought of as an object-oriented sandboxed secure replacement for Win32. In...

Why You Need to Give Windows Azure Another Look

Today was a HUGE day for Windows Azure. As an Azure Insider I’ve known what the team was up to for quite some time, but due to NDA’s and the fear of black helicopters swooping down on me I couldn’t breather a word of what was up. That all changed...