Wise Owl's quarterly (ish) news tweet | Issue 19 - June 2017
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We've spent over 6 months updating our SQL Server courses to run in 2016, rewriting every page of every manual in the process. SSRS and Report Builder should be finished by the end of July, leaving just SSAS to go. Despite this feverish activity, SQL Server 2016 doesn't include many changes for our courses, so it doesn't actually matter for most courses which version you learn in!
The extraordinary take-off of Microsoft's flagship BI tool continues. Competitors - and especially Tableau - must be suffering (the evidence we're hearing suggests that Power BI Desktop is going to sweep all before it). We currently run a two-day introductory course, and also publish our own take on the latest monthly updates.
After two moves in 9 months, we've finally found a permanent home. Our head office for the last 9 months has been in an industrial unit. While we'll miss flying model planes in the loading bay, it'll be nice to return to civilisation!
Project Euler is a website containing hundreds of programming challenges, each with a difficulty rating. Once you've solved one problem correctly, you get access to a discussion thread containing lots of other possible solutions for it. Not only is this a great way to learn how to code (and how to create algorithms), it's also fun (particularly if you're mathematically inclined).