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Getting started with Power BI

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably heard people talking about big data. Just like "the cloud" or "good BBQ," the exact meaning of this term varies depending on who you're talking to. For our purposes, the Wikipedia definition is a pretty decent start: "data sets so large or complex that traditional data processing applications are inadequate." To that definition, I might suggest adding a second clause: "…and for which cloud-based visualization and analytics tools are becoming increasingly popular and useful."

Office 365 Mobile Device Management

Office 365 Mobile Device Management Policies

With many companies embracing bring-your-own-device (BYOD) in the workplace, owners and CEOs need a way to ensure that their company's data is protected. Mobile Device Management (MDM) within Office 365 provides these companies several security policies for mobile devices accessing their data. Even if the company provides a company phone, Office 365 MDM can provide the mobile device management that the company desires.


Beginners Guide to Claims-based Authentication, AD FS and SharePoint 2013: Part VI – What I wish I had known then that I know now or Hindsight is 20/20…

If you've been following along with the other articles in the series you know that the focus has been on getting Windows Server 2012 R2 AD FS, SharePoint 2013 and claims-based authentication to play together nicely. With a few exceptions that I documented along the way it really wasn't rocket science and everything worked with a little bit of effort and research.


Windows Hello and Microsoft Passport – with Bonus Video Demo

Back in 1999, I was writing a column for Microsoft TechNet called "Robichaux on Security." (Sadly, it's no longer online). One of my columns was all about how reusable passwords are bad, and how smartcards offered a viable replacement. As it turns out, I was half right—reusable passwords are bad, but smartcards weren't the silver bullet I was hoping for.