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

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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.

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Today I was working on some reports for a client, where shipments should be visualized on a worldmap. That is an easy task, as the data is already in a functional cube, så I just had to define a few datasets, and I was flying.

Then I had to get some spatial data to visualize the data on a worldmap, and the first few attempts at Google gave me a few options, and I tried a few of them. But some of the shapefiles was skewed in their polygons, so when i clicked on France for instance I got US, and the like.

I googled a little more and refined my search, and ended up on MapGallery of Reporting Services in SQL Server 2008 R2  on Codeplex.com, where I found a fine collection of shapefiles, and *.rdl files with embedded spatial data. 

 

The above map is embedded in a report, and all I had to do was copy the object to my own report. 

And map the country codes from the dataset to the codes in the map.