A farewell and a thank you

rehfeldims_stor--300x92Wow, it is now time for me to say farewell and thank you to a lot of good people, people I have come to know and love during the last 3 years. The reason for this is that I have chosen to resign from my role as Managing Consultant at Rehfeld – Part of IMS, not because I didn’t like it there, I just got an offer which was hard to refuse – and also felt that the time for a little change was needed.

I have to thank the owners of Rehfeld, Ditlev Moltke and Claus Rehfeld, for the opportunities that they have given me during my time at Rehfeld – Not short after I joined the team, they asked me if I would consider taking the role of Team leader. A task I politely refused, due to the fact that I had just chosen  run for offices at Faxe municipality, I didn’t get the seat at the office, and later they asked me again – and I accepted the task. A task that I really enjoyed, and actually got fairly good feedback on.

The time at Rehfeld have been really challenging, in a good way – I have worked with people and areas that were very new for me, especially in the Healthcare area, I was a novice, but I seem to have found my way around it. And have worked for several of the Danish Regions, both on projects and as a teacher for in house developers at the Regions.

It is also at Rehfeld my inner speaker/teacher got to unfold, Rehfeld let me take on the challenge it was to stand in front of a crowd and be the expert on a subject. That have brought me around europe and one time to NYC – where I have spoken of various topics, primarily on SQL server and Business Intelligence.

IMG_3308Oh, and I even got an award for the “Good Effort of the Year”, for helping the Rehfeld Academy get of the launchpad – here’s the diploma to prove it 😉

But, now it is time for a change, and all I can say is – A HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYBODY AT REHFELD.

None mentioned, none forgotten!

A post on where I will work as of 1/1/2016 can be found here

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.

New Features in SQL Server 2016 – Always encrypted

2015-11-02 20_28_22-sql server 2016 - Google-SucheThere are many new features in SQL Server 2016, but the one we will focus on in this post is:

  • Always encrypted

A feature many companies and developers have been waiting, is now finally being implemented in SQL Server. The feature is called Always Encrypted, the main purpose of this feature is to secure your data. Your data will only be visible to the ones logged into an application consuming the data, and will never be transferred from application to database unencrypted.


SQLHangout #27 – Masterdata Management

10464090_597745237028589_7075839414948005691_nBack in the early spring of 2014 I was speaking at SQLSaturday Copenhagen, I gave a speak about Masterdata Management and automation of some of the processes in this area. And while there, I ran in to Boris Hristov ( t | b ) and we had a great talk about SQL server, SQLSaturdays and a generally had a good time. Continue reading →