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.

Tech-talk at Rehfeld – new features in SQL 2016

BackgroundJoin me at Rehfeld for a Tech-Talk on new features in SQL 2016

I will be giving a condensed version of 2 SQLSaturday Sessions, at a Rehfeld Tech-Talk, on the 27th of november.

The event will take place 27/11 2015 from 15.00-16.00 at Rehfeld – Belgdamsvej 104 C and all you’re required to do, is to sign up by mail to Therese Continue reading →

Rehfeld takes Manhattan, join us

2015-04-16 13_48_17-StoreDear Reader,

We have the pleasure to invite you to join 3 of our best consultants when they participate and speak at SQL Saturday in New York city on May the 30th.

Join us to learn more about the future of Microsoft Business intelligence stack. Power BI, predictive analytics and Machine Learning. Enabling you to have a deeper understanding of how the Microsoft BI stack will look in the future.

SQLSaturdays are a free 1-day training events for SQL Server professionals that focus on local speakers, providing a variety of high-quality technical sessions, and making it all happen through the efforts of volunteers. Only cost will be travel and accommodation.

Rehfeld will do the planning to ensure that we beside the event get time to network and share knowledge and answer questions together with the Rehfeld speakersand other participants.

The New York event will take place on Time Square at Microsoft Office and will be delivered by 70 speakers from all over the globe making sure of the quality and the diversity of the sessions. Where ever you are interested in development, Business intelligence or infrastructure this is the place to be on May the 30th.

We are also planning a Round table event with program managers from Microsoft, where we can have an informal discussion about the SQL Server Road-map, Power BI Road-map, and ask questions to the experts.

But be fast because the seating is limited. Make sure to give us your feedback as soon as possible to tek@rehfeld.dk

Please mail us and indicate if this would be interesting, and we will start plan the trip.

Looking forward to seeing you in New York.

Pre Pass Summit 14

20141106_000328000_iOS This is the week after Pass Summit 2014, and what have I learned, gained, experienced during Pass – well for starters I’ve meet a bunch of interesting people, sat through a whole lot of sessions, sessions that both inspired me and made me think about the way I implement solutions at my clients. Continue reading →