TechMentor Redmond 2019 Next week I’m excited to be going back to Seattle for what seems to be the umpteenth time. I’ve been selected to deliver two sessions at the TechMentor conference at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond: “The Force Awakens – Azure SQL Server for the On-prem DBA” and “Boring is Stable, Stable is […]
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Where on earth did I go? Well, that is a very good question, and I’m happy you asked it. I’m doing most of my blogging over at Knee-deep in tech these days, but I might look at double-posting some of the content. Go check it out!
The first month of the new year is more than half way done. Time flies, but I’ve already had time to go to SQL Saturday Linz in beautiful Austria. I delivered “Headless chicken – calming the sysadmin-turned-DBA” to a full room, and it was 60 minutes of fun, shenanigans and failing to use a flipchart […]
I’ve been thinking about this blog post a lot these last few days. The classic “end-of-year” post that most everyone does, but this one has turned out to be rather special for me. At the same time it is kind of scary, as when I look back on what I’ve done and accomplished this year, […]
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 […]
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 😛
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]