Entries by alexander

Podcast episode 58

As we’re just about to move kneedeepintech.com from one host to another, episode 58 will be temporarily hosted here again! In episode 58 of Knee-Deep in Tech we talk about several important Power BI blog posts, Surface Hub 2, the upcoming Chromium-based Edge browser, Windows Lite and the power of the Microsoft community! You can […]

Podcast posts

In a very short while I’ll be removing the podcast posts from this blog as they’ve been concentrated on https://www.kneedeepintech.com for some time. Christmas is coming, and with it a feeling of wanting to clean house, even on this blog 😛

The road to London

It’s time for me to go on the road again, and this time I’m headed to London and the UK Cloud Infrastructure User Group where I will be delivering a brand new session on self-service BI from an infrastructure perspective. This session is not only brand new, it is also a bit of an presentation […]

Power BI Dataflows example – part 2

There are several more use cases for a dataflow, but one that is very useful is the ability to share a dataset between apps. Previously we had to duplicate the dataset to each and every app that needed to use it, increasing the risk that one dataset was ignored, not refreshed properly or otherwise out […]

Power BI Dataflows example – part 1

With Power BI Dataflows out in public preview and everyone exclaiming how absolutely amazing they are, I decided to put together a bit of an example of how you might use it to “hide” some of the data prep work that goes into cleaning a dataset. To do this I will build on a blog […]

Hard choices

I was recently accepted to speak at a SQL Server-related event in Europe. As I relish the opportunity to speak I was very happy and started preparing in earnest for booking the trip and polishing my session. However, when I took a look at the schedule, I found the name of another speaker that I […]

What’s in my bag – 2018 edition

All the cool people are doing it (Brent Ozar, Daniel Hutmacher) so I felt compelled to do the same – a quick run-down of the bag (and the contents) that has been travelling with me to 11 countries so far this year. When going speaking in Europe, I never check a bag. There are several […]

Speaking at TechDays and MCT Summit

I’m on a train heading to Stockholm and Microsoft TechDays, where I’ll be delivering “Azure SQL Server for the on-prem DBA”. This session outlines what’s available in Azure, what is automatic, what is not quite automatic and what is idiosyncratic, as well as explores some of the hard questions one should ask whenever the topic […]

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 […]

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 […]