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/

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.

SQL Server 2016 CTP2.4 released

Today the newest CTP got released, SQL Server 2016 CTP2.4 – get it here.

Some features is in regards to Reporting Services, not much put among them is.

  • Finally it is possible to re-arrange parameter input fields.
  • Print from browsers
  • Import to Powerpoint

Read even more here

So grab a copy and get familiarized with the newest SQL Server

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 →

Microsoft acquires Datazen Mobile BI

visual02Yesterday was a really good day for all doing Mobile BI on Microsoft BI Stack, as Microsoft acquired Datazen. Datazen has been in the mobile BI market for quite some time now and their product is really stable and delivers a great front-end for data in the any company. Continue reading →

PASS SQLRally Nordic is back – bigger than ever

PASS SQLRally Nordic 2015What, haven’t you heard, SQLRally Nordic is back and this time the event is being held in Copenhagen – more specific at the Tivoli Congress Center from march 2-4.

Smack in the middle of Copenhagen central district, a mere walk of 5 min from the central station – meaning that travel and transportation for all the attendees from abroad will have an easy time ;o) Continue reading →

SQLHangout #27 – Masterdata Management

10464090_597745237028589_7075839414948005691_nBack in the early spring of 2014 I was speaking at SQLSaturday Copenhagen, I gave a speak about Masterdata Management and automation of some of the processes in this area. And while there, I ran in to Boris Hristov ( t | b ) and we had a great talk about SQL server, SQLSaturdays and a generally had a good time. Continue reading →