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  • http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlazurelabs/labs/dataexplorer.aspx
  • Main site link - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlazurelabs/labs/dataexplorer.aspxDesktop client download - http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=28349Request to sign up for the cloud-service - https://dataexplorer-signup.sqlazurelabs.com/
  • Blog on how to consume data from Windows Azure Data Market –http://oakleafblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/mashup-big-data-with-microsoft-codename.html
  • http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/hh582305
  • Example of doing column-based lookup - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/hh667440Example of de-duplication - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/hh667339Example of merge - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/hh667441
  • From MSDN - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dataexplorer/archive/2011/11/17/the-data-explorer-formula-language.aspxDownload the language specification from here - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/hh582305
  • As feeds in VS - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dataexplorer/archive/2012/03/07/consuming-data-explorer-published-data-feeds-in-visual-studio-primer-part-2-consuming-an-authenticated-feed.aspx
  • Team blog - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dataexplorer/How to videos - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/hh582305My blog on Data Explorer - http://lynnlangit.wordpress.com/2011/12/10/exploring-microsoft-data-explorer/
  • http://www.monafoundation.org/project/Teaching-Kids-Programming/22
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  • About Data Explorer

    1. 1. Microsoft Data Explorer Toward Data Craftsmanship @LynnLangit April 2012 for SQL PASS Virtual BI Chapter
    2. 2. What we’ll cover What is Data Explorer Why use Data Explorer How to get Data Explorer How to create a Mashup How to work with Mashups
    3. 3. What and Why of Data Explorer• Lightweight ETL tool to create data Mashups• Designed to be used by subject matter experts• Local (desktop) –or- Cloud-hosted Discover Enrich Publish
    4. 4. How do I get Data Explorer?• Download and use the Desktop Client – here• Use the cloud-based service – request here
    5. 5. DemoGetting Data Explorer
    6. 6. Cloud-interface
    7. 7. Mashup Creation ProcessSelect Data Source Type & ConnectView Data from Data SourceManipulate Data(Optional) add other Data Sources and DataCombine (join) dataManipulate DataPublish Mashup
    8. 8. Getting started• Create a named Mashup• Pick Data Sources to connect to…
    9. 9. DemoConnecting to Data Sourceswith Data Explorer
    10. 10. About connecting to Data Sources• From SharePoint Online - here• from Windows Azure Data Market - here
    11. 11. Connecting vis Importing Data• Simple to complex…
    12. 12. Working with the samples
    13. 13. Working with your Data• Edit or Show Statistics
    14. 14. DemoManipulating Datawith Data Explorer
    15. 15. More Data Editing Tools• Smart editing tools• Context-sensitive• Operations – Merge (Join) • Multiple data sources – Lookup – De-duplicate
    16. 16. Merging Data Sources
    17. 17. Data Explorer Function Language• Right click on sheet tab (bottom) > ‘View Formulas’• Specifications available • Language (Library) • Formulas
    18. 18. Working with the Mashup Results• Arrange -> by folder, user, date or source• Use -> edit, make a copy or ‘extend’ (live copy)• More -> import or ‘make snapshot’ (stored copy)• Save -> Publish
    19. 19. DemoPublishing / Consuming Mashupswith Data Explorer
    20. 20. Publishing Mashups (From Cloud only)
    21. 21. Creating snapshots
    22. 22. Consuming Mashups• From Excel• From PowerPivot• As Authenticated Feeds in Visual Studio – here – All tables must have PKs – Feed must be set to unauthenticated access – Data types must be compatible with VS
    23. 23. Learn More• Data Explorer – team blog – here• ‘How-to’ videos – here• My blog on DE - here
    24. 24. TeachingKidsProgramming.orgDo a Recipe  Teach a Kid (Ages 10 ++)Microsoft SmallBasic  Free Courseware (recipes)
    25. 25. Keep up with BigData Follow me @LynnLangit RSS my blog www.LynnLangit.com Hire me •To help build your BI/Big Data solution •To teach your team next gen data solution

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