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The Microsoft Dynamics Learning Portal

The Microsoft Dynamics Learning Platform is the definitive online resource for training and certification in Dynamics and related products. For the first time, all relevant information has been brought together in a single site, to be accessed in an easy-to-plan and easy-to-consume manner.
By |July 25th, 2016|

Central Tendency in R: What, How & Why

This blog post covers how to start analysing continuous data by looking at its central tendency, what things to watch out for, and why they matter.
By |July 19th, 2016|

Embedding Power BI in SharePoint Online

Overcoming the challenge of using SharePoint lists as a data source for Power BI, given Power BI's data refresh limitations.
By |July 5th, 2016|

The Future of Machine Learning

You're likely to have come face-to-face with machine learning technology already. Even if you didn't recognise it at the time, chances are it recognised you. What role does it play with another technological phenomenon of the 21st century - big data?
By |June 29th, 2016|

Discovering Your Dataset in R

How to quickly inspect a dataset in R, and how two types of data - continuous and categorical - become relevant during that process.
By |June 2nd, 2016|

An Introduction to Advanced Analytics

Advanced analytics can help build models, based on the current data, which will equip businesses with the ability to predict what might happen in the future.
By |April 7th, 2016|

Machine Learning in Marketing

The rise of the robots has started to make us humans nervous, not least about our job security. Tom Gilbank takes a look at how machines are being used in marketing, and asks if marketing professionals should be nervous about A.I. … or grateful.
By |March 17th, 2016|

The (Often Overlooked) Importance of ‘Software Testing’

Testing is one of the most important stages of development. But as the internet drives demand for new technologies, testing is becoming disastrously sidelined.
By |March 11th, 2016|

The Strange Behaviour of the ‘Hide Objects’ Feature in Information Design Tool (and How to Deal with it)

The strange behaviour of the ‘hide objects’ feature in Information Design Tool (and how to deal with it).
By |March 3rd, 2016|

Hadoop Distributed File System Architecture (Federation and High Availability)

There was a single point of failure (SPOF) in Hadoop 1.x, so how has it been handled with the release of Hadoop 2.x?
By |February 24th, 2016|