Bring your own SQL licenses to Azure

data_Illustration_cloudA few days ago, we announced that Microsoft Enterprise customers is now allowed to bring their own SQL Licenses to Azure VMs. This means that if a customer already have a SQL License, this license can be used on SQL Server VM images from Marketplace.

This means that they do no longer need to build their own VM, but instead can just provision a server from the marketplace and use the existing license.

Read a lot more on the official blog post

https://azure.microsoft.com/da-dk/blog/easily-bring-your-sql-server-licenses-to-azure-vms/

Docker Containers as Service on Microsoft Azure

safe_imageWant a deep dive into Docker Containers on Azure, then sign up for this free webinar here you will learn step by step how to deliver Containers as a Service using Docker i Microsoft Azure.

Event is held at:

Tuesday 23rd of February 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Speaking at SQL Konferenz next week

darmstadtTime flies, next week it is already time for the annual SQL Konferenz in Darmstadt, Germany. There I will be giving a speak on Azure Data Lake Store and Azure Data Lake Analytics, and how these can be used in different scenarios. It will be a session filled with technical information and lots of demos.

In conjunction with this, I have been asked to join Data Exposed Studio, a panel discussion together with
Oliver Engels (Panel Host) (L | T), Michael Rys (L | T) and Sascha Dittmann (L | T) – at this panel discussion we will debate The U in Big Data – Do we need a new language?

Data Exposed Studio is a panel discussion, which will be recorded on Video. The format is 45min
long and starts 15 minutes after the parallel sessions in a small TV studio we will setup at the conference.
There will be room for approx. 15 people as audience in the studio.

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Panel Topic Time Panel
The U in Big Data – Do we need a new language? 24.02.2016

14:45 – 15:45

Oliver Engels (Panel Host) (L | T), Michael Rys (L | T), Kenneth M. Nielsen (L | T) and Sascha Dittmann (L | T)

Should you in any way be interested in having this session presented at your company or in any other way be interested in how to enable Azure Data Platform for you business, so not hesitate to email me or call me.

My first 30 days at Microsoft

microsoft-azure-bannerWhoa, time flies – I’ve already bee at Microsoft for a full 30 days. I feel like it was just yesterday i joined Azure Team in Denmark, but it has actually been 30 days. these 30 days have been filled with information, most of it under NDA, making it so much more interesting actually know whats going on, and not just being feed bits and pieces, when standing on the outside of the fence. The sheer amount of information is kinda overwhelming, and the ability to just ask a program group or program manager, and actually get an answer is just amazing.

Been assigned one customer to service as my primary, and as a Data Solution Architect, the future looks really bright, the client is on the move to go all in on Azure and it’ll be a game changer for both the client and Microsoft, so I am looking very much forward to doing business and advising them. Continue reading →

Updates to Power BI – share your reports

Yesterday the Power BI team released a new version of Power BI, which have included the most wanted feature ever.

The ability to share your reports outside your organisation, and easily do that. The feature was the most upvoted  on the Power BI forum, and it show very clearly that Microsoft and the Power BI team is listening to the end users.  Continue reading →

Found a possible bug in MDS

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UPDATE : Upvote the connect task

UPDATE : Tested on SQL 2016 CTP3.1

Today, working on Master Data Services 2014 (MDS) at a client, I ran into some strange behavior from both the MDS website and the MDS Excel Add-In.

For some reason there is a limit to the length on attributes in an entity, in my opinion there should not be limitations on the attribute length, as it should be up to the users to decide. Continue reading →

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