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.

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

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 →