SQL NEXUS Call for speakers now live

sqlnexus

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

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.

http://www.sqlshack.com/new-features-in-sql-server-2016-always-encrypted/

New Features in SQL Server 2016 – Temporal Data Tables

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:

  • Temporal Database Tables

One of the many new features in SQL server 2016 is the built-in support for temporal data tables. This is a feature that many developers have been urging to have as a “out of the box feature” – and therefore many have developed their own ways of implementing the capability to store information about how data looked in a certain period of time.

http://www.sqlshack.com/new-features-in-sql-server-2016-temporal-data-tables/

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

PASS Summit 2015 and SSIS on SQL 2016

2015-11-02 20_28_22-sql server 2016 - Google-SucheThere was one session in particular that was interesting, and as part of the SQL Server 2016 TAP  program, I was looking forward to see if we would get more that we already knew. The session was by Jimmy Wong ( B) Program Manager for the SSIS team, he had a good session and there was a few golden nuggets. Continue reading →

PASS Summit 2015

2015-11-02 13_26_18-MailWhoaa, what a week that last one, was attending Pass Summit for the second time, so no “First Timer” ribbon for me, but I met a lot of First Timers and helped them feel comfortable at PASS Summit15. And this is what in my opinion makes this conference a special one, we all take care of each other and try to help out wherever possible, hence the twitter tag #SQLFamily ;o) Continue reading →