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 →

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 →

PowerBI Rest API – is it Christmas time already?

Yesterday I caught a retweet from Jen Underwood (T | B) that got me really excited – it was about the release of a Rest API for PowerBI that allows you to consume datasets and show datasets in you own applications, webpages.

Create real-time dashboards from your appliation

Uncover real-time insights from devices, sensors and applications. Use the Power BI REST API or Azure Stream Analytics to push data directly from your application into a dashboard in Power BI.

Visualize data the way you want

We’re enabling developers to easily add custom visuals into Power BI for use in dashboard, reports and content packs. To help you get started, we’ve published the code for all of our visualizations to GitHub.

Integrate with Power BI

Create and publish content from your application into Power BI. Use Power BI to accelerate your solutions and focus on your core value.

Learn more about it on https://powerbi.microsoft.com/developers

SSIS Feature pack for Azure released

downloadFinally after months testing and fiddling with new features, the SSIS team have released a new Feature Pack for SSIS 2012 and 2014.  One of the most interesting features included here, is the ability to instantiate and delete objects in Azure, this means that you now can include Azure in your daily on-prem ETL-FLOW – How neat is that? Continue reading →

SQLSaturday Portugal

CFHte8FVEAEmIZWThis weekend I was attending SQLSaturday Portugal both as an attendee and a speaker, I had a Hands-on Lab on the topic “Automatic deployment af Azure Big Data solution with Powershell”. A rather large topic for just 1½ hours, put I think the attendees had a good time and the room was packed. There was room for 16 in the classroom and every seat was taken, I need to get the exercises trimmed a bit, as there were too many and maybe a bit to complicated. The amount of exercises would fit a 3 hour session or perhaps a precon (well, I might consider that for another event). Continue reading →

Speaking at SQLsaturday #380 New York

New York Times SquareA few weeks ago, I was up early in the morning and to my surprise an email ticked in – the  email was from the SQLSaturday event managers in New York. the had the pleasure to tell my that my session on Azure – Automation of deployment had been selected.

I am very honored to be chosen to speak at this huge event, where more that 70 speakers from around the globe will attend and make this a day of plenty information and knowledge sharing for every attendee.

The event will be held saturday 30th of May, at Microsoft New York office at Times Square, so it’ll be smack middle of Manhattan. Really looking forward to give my talk there, and I think that it may be the biggest event I have been a speaker at to this moment.

We in Rehfeld Partners A/S, think that this would be an opportunity for our customers to get free knowledge and meet some of the leading experts on Business Intelligence, Microsoft SQL Server, Sharepoint, Power BI and other technologies from Microsoft. Therefore we have decided to invite customers along, and join us on this trip to New York, Rehfeld Partners A/S have 2 speakers at the event, and Effektor A/S (company that started in Rehfeld) have 1 speaker at the event. We will arrange roundtable meetings, where we discuss technology, business intelligence and how we see the future from a Danish / Microsoft perspective.

If anyone is interested in joining us, please email me for further information, and I will see to it that everything needed will be forwarded to you.

Catch me on kmn@rehfeld.dk

Power BI for Free – Yes, you heard right

icon175x175 A few days ago Microsoft announced that the basic Power BI suite, currently available in Office 365 subscription, will be free to use in the future.

So, lets see what this will do for all the customers currently using Power BI and the ones still considering jumping on the wagon. Continue reading →