Why More Businesses Choose Microsoft Azure Cloud

An increasing number of businesses in various industries are opting for Microsoft Azure Cloud their preferred cloud service provider, and the reasons for this choice are highly compelling. With its exceptional track record, Microsoft Azure stands out as the global market leader, with the largest cloud worldwide. Notably, 95% of Fortune 500 companies have already embraced Azure's capabilities and reliability, further attesting to its reputation. Furthermore, Azure has gained the trust of esteemed US government institutions, cementing its position as the most trusted cloud platform. Remarkably, Microsoft Azure Cloud has reported a staggering $60 billion in revenue generated in 2021, underscoring its remarkable success and unmatched popularity. These impressive figures serve as a clear testament to the unparalleled value and extensive benefits that Azure delivers to organizations of all sizes. The widespread adoption of Microsoft Azure can be attributed to its comprehensive offerings and tailored solutions that cater perfectly to the requirements of numerous enterprises, particularly those with Microsoft Windows-based data centers. This seamless integration and compatibility significantly streamline the migration process while enhancing overall efficiency and effectiveness. In today's rapidly evolving digital landscape, organizations seek a cloud provider that not only offers state-of-the-art technology but also understands the specific needs and challenges faced by modern businesses. With its extensive range of services, cutting-edge innovations, and unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction, Microsoft Azure consistently emerges as the top choice for enterprises striving to unlock their full potential in the digital era.
  1. Speedy development in an environment you know – For developers who are already familiar with Microsoft software, transitioning to Azure is a natural choice. With Azure, developers can seamlessly continue using Visual Studio, maintaining their existing workflow without the need to learn new technologies. In addition, Azure provides comprehensive software development kits (SDKs) that simplify integration with Azure's extensive range of APIs. By leveraging Azure, developers gain a significant advantage, enabling faster and more efficient development, robust database management, powerful analytics capabilities, and streamlined mobile app development, among other benefits. Azure's wide array of features and services empowers developers to create innovative solutions that drive success. Experience the power of Azure and unlock your development potential today.
  2. Easy integration - Transitioning to the Azure platform provides a streamlined and seamless process, guaranteeing the effortless integration of enterprise applications, data, and processes. Azure enables the utilization of SQL Server data to unlock perceptive analytics and embrace state-of-the-art big data services. Moreover, Azure extends a wide range of products and services that bolster and enrich the functionality of your current Microsoft infrastructure, offering comprehensive solutions for your diverse business requirements.
  3. Increased accessibility - Azure Cloud storage offers a robust network of 40+ strategically positioned data centers globally, delivering unmatched accessibility. Its exceptional redundancy capabilities set Azure apart from other providers, particularly in terms of disaster recovery. In the rare occurrence of an issue at one data center, Azure's multiple backup locations guarantee uninterrupted operations and data integrity, ensuring peace of mind for businesses.
  4. Improved security and compliance - Microsoft, a global technology leader, allocates a substantial annual investment of $1 billion to ensure the highest level of security for your invaluable data. With a team of 3,500+ dedicated security professionals, they diligently protect your information. Leveraging advanced AI capabilities, Microsoft analyzes trillions of signals from across the globe, enabling rapid detection and response to potential threats. Moreover, Azure, Microsoft's cloud platform, offers an extensive range of more than 90 compliance offerings tailored to diverse industries such as healthcare, government, and manufacturing. This comprehensive compliance portfolio firmly establishes Azure as the unrivaled leader in the cloud market, instilling you with the confidence and peace of mind you rightfully deserve.
  5. Cost-efficient & flexible - Azure possesses an astounding capability to adapt your data storage and computing power, seamlessly aligning with your business's evolving needs. With Microsoft's dependable pay-as-you-go model, you gain the advantage of paying solely for the services and space utilized during each billing cycle. This ensures maximum efficiency and cost-effectiveness, driving your business forward.
Microsoft Azure’s Cloud services platform offers a wide range of capabilities to meet your diverse needs. Whether you require storage, DNS hosting, SQL database hosting, virtual workstations, app development and hosting, API management, business intelligence, or data warehousing, Azure has got you covered. Supporting various operating systems, programming languages, databases, and frameworks, Azure is highly flexible and scalable to accommodate your specific computing, storage, and bandwidth requirements. With Azure, you can confidently scale your applications and services while enjoying the benefits of a robust and reliable cloud platform. As a Microsoft partner, Dobler Data Solutions has a wealth of experience providing a variety of Azure services and licensing options. Leave it to our certified team of engineers and database administrators to handle everything from consulting, licensing, and migration to business intelligence, data replication, and database optimization. We’d love to help your organization take advantage of the many benefits of Microsoft Azure. Interested in learning more? Contact us today and discover how we can help you achieve your goals.

Power BI Releases Advancements in Reporting, Data Connectivity & Visuals

Microsoft’s Power BI is the unified, scalable analytics platform for self-service and enterprise business intelligence (BI) that helps you gain the insights you need to make data-driven business decisions. One of the many benefits of using this robust platform is that Microsoft is continually working to make their solution better. As of November 2021, Power BI has released some exciting new updates and features, designed to optimize your user experience and make harnessing the power of Power BI even easier. Specifically, let’s take a look at some exciting enhancements in their reporting capabilities, data connectivity and visuals. Reporting Capabilities Improvements The first and perhaps biggest improvement to Power BI’s reporting is the release of their new Format Pane. Microsoft spent several months building a more consistent and convenient formatting pane that allows users to easily be able to format their reports exactly as they want, without the guesswork and trial and error that frustrated many users in the past. Other new advancements include a faster, more intuitive process for adding and managing page and bookmark navigators to your reports, the capability to sort information in the legend field, improved text formatting options, the ability to rotate your pie or donut charts, and more. Optimized Data Connectivity The true power of Power BI comes from its ability to help you derive insights from your data, which means it needs to be able to easily connect to that data. Microsoft’s latest updates include the launch of the of the Public Preview of the Azure Synapse Analytics Workspace (Beta) connector for Power BI Desktop that enables users to work with all Synapse Databases. According to Microsoft’s blog post, “The connector automatically discovers Synapse Workspaces that users have access to (via ARM). With the support for related tables and auto import of relationships from Synapse to Power BI Desktop, users can now use their Synapse data to speed up the time to results!” Additionally, Power BI listened to their users’ idea forum and implemented their most popular request, creating a Google Sheets connector, built on top of the Google Sheets API, allowing out-of-the-box connectivity. Other new connectors have also been added and/or updated in this release. Launch of New Visuals Visualization enhancements include new ways of presenting data, including new AppSource visuals such as the Dual axis Scatter plot, Growth Rate Chart v1.1, and Process Mining with Power BI. These are all designed to make it easier to visually process data and results to improve the end-user experience. Additionally, now report creators can easily find report sample files in AppSource.com – a new “Download a Sample” button has been added that allows you to download the report sample so you understand how to properly use the visuals. These are just a few of the major feature additions and enhancements included in the recent release of Microsoft’s Power BI. Make the most of your Power BI application by staying on top of the latest releases to see how they can improve your experience with analytics, data connectivity, visualizations and more. To learn more about how your business can make the most of Power BI, visit Dobler Data Solutions. Our team of experienced consultants has unparalleled in using the Azure tech stack to make the most of your data, provide value, and take your company to the next level. We’re committed to your success. Contact us to learn more about what we can do for you.

Harness the Power of Power BI

Power BI can help your organization make the most of your big data investments by connecting to all your data sources, scaling to analyze, share and promote insights, and maintaining accuracy, consistency and security. It helps empower everyone in your business to quickly make data-driven decisions so you can reach your organizational goals. You should consider Power BI if you are looking to make your analytics process more accessible, simpler, more flexible and intuitive. Power BI provides tools that the non-technical users on your team can use to perform analytics - without having to involve your IT team. You can create easy-to-use models, data visualizations, and dashboards and share them throughout your organization. Why Choose Power BI? Power BI is a cloud-based analytics platform consisting of a combination of tools (i.e., visualization, self- service data analysis, etc.) that allows users to connect to multiple data sources—no matter where the data resides—and create clear and custom insights. It easily enables you to create a data-driven culture in your organization, putting the power of AI in everyone’s hands for better decision-making across the board. Power BI consists of many components. Users find some more useful than others depending on their roles in the company. To get the most out of it, you should do your best to ensure all users are informed of the capabilities of each, so everyone can decide for themselves which components are a better fit for the work they need to perform. At Dobler Data Solutions, we can assess your business’ needs to determine what Power BI solution is the best fit for you. Some of their key offerings include:
  • Power BI Desktop – Power BI Desktop allows you to access data from hundreds of supported on-premises and cloud-based sources, such as Dynamics 365, Salesforce, Azure SQL DB, Excel, and SharePoint. From there, you can use data modeling tools, leverage the self-service Power Query experience, and provide advanced analytics with the ease familiarity of Microsoft Office. You’ll even be able to use the power of new AI capabilities (with no knowledge of code) to explore your data, identify patterns and predict the future, and share your findings with stunning custom interactive reports. Oh, and did we mention…Power BI Desktop is free!
  • Power BI as a Service – An online SaaS (Software as a Service) that connects to your various data sources and allows users to create dashboards, slice data online, and build reports and other visualizations on the website. This offers all the capabilities of the Desktop version, and much more! Power BI as a service is available in a Pro Model (for self-service analytics) and a Premium Model (which unifies self-service and enterprise BI for more advanced applications).
  • Power BI Mobile Apps – Easily monitor, view, and share Power BI dashboards and reports on any device with Power BI Mobile Apps, which are available on Windows phones and tablets, as well as iOS and Android devices. You’ll have a 360-degree view of all your data and access to the insights you need – anytime and anywhere.
Power BI offers you some of the most powerful business intelligence tools on the market today, delivering great value at low (or no) cost. Give your business leaders access to the analytics and insights they need to thrive in the future without breaking the budget. To learn more about Power BI and how your business can make the most of it, visit us at Dobler Data Solutions or contact us today! We’re committed to your success.