My first 30 days at Microsoft

microsoft-azure-bannerWhoa, time flies – I’ve already bee at Microsoft for a full 30 days. I feel like it was just yesterday i joined Azure Team in Denmark, but it has actually been 30 days. these 30 days have been filled with information, most of it under NDA, making it so much more interesting actually know whats going on, and not just being feed bits and pieces, when standing on the outside of the fence. The sheer amount of information is kinda overwhelming, and the ability to just ask a program group or program manager, and actually get an answer is just amazing.

Been assigned one customer to service as my primary, and as a Data Solution Architect, the future looks really bright, the client is on the move to go all in on Azure and it’ll be a game changer for both the client and Microsoft, so I am looking very much forward to doing business and advising them. Continue reading →

SQL NEXUS Call for speakers now live

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Nexus noun – “That which unites or binds”

IT’ ALIVE!

What’s alive, yes months in the planning and collaboration between very skilled people and top of the notch companies:

We are proud to open our call for speakers, for the next generation data platform conference in Copenhagen.

There will be a one day pre-conference followed by 2 full days of breakout sessions, and the venue for the event could not be more optimal, as it will be held at Cinemaxx in Copenhagen. It’s a cinema with the latest in Audio and Video, setting the most amazing stage for such an event.

We are in the process of finishing the pre-conference program, as I write this post, and the program will be released soon. The program for the 2 day of breakout sessions, is almost a blank sheet of papers, and we need YOU to submit your greatest abstract ever, and help us make this event even more spectacular than we hoped for.

So we urge all speakers local and from abroad to submit using our call for speakers page and we will wait at the mailbox for the abstracts.

If you feel like speaking at the event please go ahead and submit session(s) at our call for speakers page.

The website with more info and registration is on its way.

Useful links :
Call for speakers call for speakers page
Website : sqlnexus.com (not – completetly – live yet)
Twitter handle: @sqlnexus

Stay tuned for more info about the event…and see you soon in Copenhagen

Microsoft Cloud Roadshow – Hits Copenhagen

The Microsoft Cloud Roadshow is coming to Copenhagen March 3-4, 2016. Space is limited, so register today!

The Microsoft Cloud Roadshow is a free, two-day technical training event for IT Professionals and Developers that provides best practices and insight directly from the experts who build and run the cloud services across Office 365, Microsoft Azure and Windows 10.

New times ahead – will be joining Microsoft 1/1/2016

microsoft new logoThere are changes ahead for me, from 1/1/2016 I will be joining Microsoft Denmark. I will will be taking on the role as Data Solution Architect on Azure platform, a platform that is really on the change these years. The role will be primarily in advising the top 200 Microsoft clients in regards to their data platform, and how to bring Azure in play for their future data platform, I am looking very much forward to become a part of Microsoft.

I have always looked at Microsoft as a place that I would really like to work for, but never had the guts to send an application, when they had an opening. But this fall, I had the chance to connect with Microsoft, and discuss the idea of a role as Data Solution Architect for me. We had lots of talks, lots of interviews and finally, a few weeks ago, the ink was on the paper. So now I am not only an Microsoft Fanboy, I am actually an Microsoft Employee – how weird is that 😉

But that also means a farewell to my job at Rehfeld – now part of IMS a job I have been in for almost 3 years, it’s been a really fun and teaching experience for me to been a part of Rehfeld, and it it with mixed feelings I leave them behind. But sometimes things need to change, and I had hit a point in my life where I felt the need for a shift in my career and Microsoft gave me the opportunity. Read more on my feelings about leaving Rehfeld here.

Using SQL Server 2016 CTP3 in Azure

n00035882-bAs the time of the release of the next version of SQL Server is closing in, the cycle of Community Technical Preview (CTP) releases is shorter and shorter – we are now at CTP3 and the product seems very much mature for release. There is a handful of features not yet implemented, that was on the roadmap – but I bet you the SQL Team will go an extra length to get the features ready for the final release.

This post will show you how to get started with testing/using the newest version of the CTP.

– See more at: http://www.sqlshack.com/using-sql-server-2016-ctp3-in-azure/#sthash.UbgoxGVS.dpuf

AzureCon – Free Online Azure Conference

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AzureCon – Free Online Azure Conference

Want to get up to speed on the latest news in regards to Azure, want to get more familiarized with use case scenarios with Azure, then you should register for the free (yep, 0 zero cost) event on September 29, 2015

Here there will be more than 60 sessions to choose from, all technical and straight to the core of using Azure. This means that you will get a quick introduction to most aspects in Azure, and will be more qualified to move your business to the Cloud. Today it makes more sense to have your infrastructure based in the cloud, instead of in the basement, you do not have to worry about next generation INTEL CPU, or will i run out of storage on my SAN – Microsoft datacenters is always on the latest technology, both hardware and software wise. This mean that you can focus on what matters, namely your business and not on somewhat boring infrastructure or upgrades on a SQL server, leave that to Microsoft. Continue reading →