Re: Anyone Remember Lotus Imrov
PowerBI is fast overtaking Tableau as the tool of choice in Business reporting. The underlying data engine is also built into excel as powerquery and can handle 100's of millions of rows very easily in excel.
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The bane of the Business Intelligence professional everywhere.
Having been in this industry for a long time now, xls/x has been the bane of many projects I have been on. But yeah guessing xls was the lowest common denominator for getting this thing to run properly on antiquated systems.
CSV's are great, except for when they are not. Even getting Databricks to correctly read files can be a pain in the rectum. Give me a day or two with their ETL processes and I could prob build a decent platform with pretty power bi reports (I would farm out making the reports pretty to a colleague as all I am good at is tables ) and a robust etl pipeline with all checks and balances in place.
Ah well, back to my day job of breaking Azure, and then bugging the product teams as to how and when they can do better than me with their own products
Fairly decent article though I do have a few comments.
1. Yes the HUD binnacle does reflect, though you cannot see it when wearing decent sunglasses.
2. From the Maserati review: £63,750 basic, £80,852 as tested RRP. Comparing the price of the VXR8 GTS against the Maserati is a bit disingenuous when the max I could add to the base spec of the GTS on ordering it was £3k. £1.5k for the auto, and £1.5k for the sunroof. Neither of which I went for.
3. Noise. Yes it is quiet when the Bimodal exhaust is closed, but it is a two minute job to keep it fully open. Just reverse the non-return vacuum valve under the engine cover and it really does improve the noise throughout the range, rather than only when the electronics tell the system to open :)
4. Road noise. Guessing you were on the south side of the M25. If you turn it to race mode to firm up the suspension it does alleviate most of the noise, but yes, it is slightly annoying.
I love owning this car, it has so far been a really fun experience, long may it continue.
The MS SQL community has regular free events around the world and I have loads of help through Twitter from both MVP's and also some of the core architects of the SQL engine.
I think the problem the author is seeing is that there is no one MS group because the core technologies are so different. I personally don't want to go near Exchange or learn about it as it is outside my area of expertise. Whereas with VMware, I assume, everything within the VMware sphere is close enough that it makes sense to have just the one community.
It does come with a mouse (well trackpad). Bloody useful for navigating those annoying websites that use onMouseOver events that are fucking impossible to use on a touch only device. And even then some mouseover sites are damn near impossible to use WITH a mouse (Bugzilla I'm looking at you)
If you actually cared to do a little research my dear chap, before prattling on like a fool, you would realise that it is a cut down version of flash that only allows certain whitelisted sites play flash content. I am certain that this list does not include advertisers.
You can actually just map a network drive to skydrive...
Anyway, I use live mesh to sync my documents between my computers, any files that dont fit in the 5GB cap for the cloud can sync directly to each other (just remember not to put DB backups in your synced directory, can consume lots of bandwith :-p)
I think MS are merging Mesh and Skydrive, which will be awesome :)