Azure SQL provides several connectivity options to cover different application scenarios. It is important to understand that they may have implications related to security and performance. In this episode with Silvano Corini, we will go through some tips & tricks that may help you to find the best for your needs.


Between my regular MSDN column, Frank’s World TV, the Data Driven podcast, and this blog, it’s safe to say that I create a lot of technical content. While much of this is second nature to me now, here’s a great video from the Open Source Show with Adron Hall and Christina Warren.

Based on their experiences writing for various sites, hosting YouTube series, and organizing and presenting at conferences, Adron and Christina share their top tips for creating technical content, including the critical things that are easy to forget. You’ll learn where they (and others) have gone wrong, so you don’t make the same mistakes –and get the advice you need to capture – and keep –audience interest, without sacrificing practical, useful, and technical guidance.

One of the questions I get asked most frequently is how I so quickly changed from a “plain old software engineer” to “certified Data Scientist” as quickly as I did. While I do plan to write a book/shoot a video on the topic. In the meantime, enjoy this video from Siraj Raval where he shows the techniques he uses to study machine learning. It’s a fast moving field with lots of crazy math, so the old ways of learning just won’t cut it.

That includes living a healthy lifestyles, optimizing your learning environment, creating a personalized learning path, prioritizing effectively, and being an active learner. He demos the FAST technique, which you can use to help learn faster and more efficiently. While this with made with machine learning technology in mind, but these techniques can be used for any field.