Entries by alexander

A most unexpected Monday

On Monday this week I was downtown for some business as the new MVP awards started hitting Twitter. As several of my good friends were awarded this round, I was very happy and excited for them. They’ve all worked long and hard for our wonderful community, and it felt absolutely amazing to see them get […]

Pre-Ignite episode 5

The fifth Pre-Ignite episode is a quick last-minute rundown of what we’re going to do and where we’ll be at! Come see us and come listen to us at the podcast studio! If you have any additions, questions or comments, tweet Alexander (@arcticdba) or Simon (@Bindertech)! Knee-deep in Tech on iTunes Kneep-deep in Tech on […]

Episode 48

The fortyeighth episode, a.k.a “the improved fork” is up! We talk about the VSTS outage, Power BI news, the new SQL AG latency tool, new Windows builds and of course – Ignite! We’ll be doing webinars in the not-so-distant future, and we’d love for you to tell us what you want the webcast to be […]

Talk tech to me

I was invited by the PASS Professional Development Virtual Chapter to deliver “Talk tech to me – improving your technical presentation skills” on the 13th of September. The recording just went live and can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srBe5Q-2xPE&feature=youtu.be but I have to warn sensitive viewers that there are some very disturbingly graphical dancing in there. I […]

Pre-Ignite episode 4

The fourth pre-Ignite episode deals with what to do in Orlando – Universal Studios, Disney and more! If you have any additions, questions or comments, tweet Alexander (@arcticdba) or Simon (@Bindertech)! Knee-deep in Tech on iTunes Kneep-deep in Tech on Spotify Pre-Ignite episode 4

Pre-Ignite episode 3

The third pre-Ignite session deals with what to expect at the conference – communications, behaving, the expo floor and what to do at night! If you have any additions, questions or comments, tweet Alexander (@arcticdba) or Simon (@Bindertech)! Knee-deep in Tech on iTunes Kneep-deep in Tech on Spotify Pre-Ignite episode 3

Episode 47

The fortyseventh episode is up! We talk about the Azure outage, SQL Server Management Studio 17.9, the recent changes to the Windows servicing model and Alexander’s data discovery trip to a municipality! We’ll be doing webinars in the not-so-distant future, and we’d love for you to tell us what you want the webcast to be […]

Pre-Ignite episode 2

The second pre-ignite session deals with the schedule – how to build it, where to find the best information about sessions and tips on how to think about choosing sessions. If you have any additions, questions or comments, tweet Alexander (@arcticdba) or Simon (@Bindertech)! Knee-deep in Tech on iTunes Kneep-deep in Tech on Spotify Pre-Ignite […]

Episode 46

The fortysixth episode, a.k.a “Intune in time” is up! We talk Power BI dates, Swedish open data, extended support for SQL Server 2008R2 and Windows Server 2008R2, Simon’s UK tour and new goodies from Office 365! We’ll be doing webinars in the not-so-distant future, and we’d love for you to tell us what you want […]

Custom date formats in Power BI

Until the Power BI team gives us the ability to specify a custom date format on a column, one has to jump through a few hoops to get a custom date format to be recognized as a an actual date format. I finally decided to blog about it as it seems a common enough issue […]