This fall, starting September 17th, I have the honor and the privilege to be presenting at few SQL Saturdays: SQL Saturday Copenhagen #541 Besides co-organizing it for the fourth time I will also be speaking (selection process was may be a bit biaised) about one of my favorite topics. Automated deployment and integration : Continuous Integration […]


Today, working with SSIS on a SQL Server 2016 RTM I wasn’t able to create the SSIS Catalog. The error I got was : Method not found: ‘Void Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.IntegrationServices.EnableSsisSupportAlwaysOnSqmHelper.Initialize()’. (Microsoft.SqlServer.IntegrationServices.UITasks) Looking at the documentation for the namespace Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.IntegrationServices I quickly figured out that I would be able to create the SSIS Catalog manually using PowerShell. […]


Working in a Swiss company where German is the language of predilection for formatting numbers, dates and currency I was having a hard time understanding what SSRS 2016 was trying to tell me on the displays of it’s menus and options. Words like Paginierter Bericht don’t really mean much to me and trying to understand […]

This September, for the 4th year in a row SQL Saturday is coming to Copenhagen. This year on September 17th, we are moving to a new venue but with an old friend of the event. Microsoft new HQ in Lyngby, north of Copenhagen. This year again, we are offering a full day of free learning, […]

This year, I decided to cut down on the number of SQL Saturdays I would attend, SQL Saturday #526 Rochester is one of the few I submitted to and I was so delighted to get selected. I will present 2 sessions at the event on May 14th. I haven’t been upstate New York since 1986 […]

Quite a while since I’ve been writing…a lot of water under the bridge and a demanding yet rewarding job in Zurich are some of my excuses. This is not a post about : SQL Server written in Javascript, Linus Torvald joining Microsoft or even IT companies investing massively in handwritten procedures, or even Microsoft acquiring […]

This year again, I’ve been selected as a speaker for the SQL Konferenz in Darmstadt. The conference is a 3 days event organised by PASS Deutschland running from Febraury 23rd to February 25th. I will present on the second day about the crazy idea of clustering SQL Server Integration Services. Why (or why not) one […]