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SQL Saturday 541 – IV

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, […]

Speaking at SQL Konferenz 2016

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 […]

SQLSaturday Denmark (#sqlsat413) is approaching..

Originally posted on workingondata:
In less than two weeks this year’s #SQLSatDenmark is held. Mark the date in your calendar: Saturday 19th, 2015. I really look forward to this event – I am polishing my session about “SSIS Custom Control Flow Components”. Be there an get some insights about professional custom component development. The event…

SQL Server Infernals – Circle 3: Shaky Typers

Originally posted on spaghettidba:
Choosing the right data type for your columns is first of all a design decision that has tremendous impact on the correctness of the database schema. It is not just about performance or space usage: the data type is the first constraint on your data and it decides what can be…

Create a Real-Time IT Dashboard with PowerBIPS

Originally posted on Rui Romano's Blog:
Last week we published on GitHub a powershell module for the new PowerBI developer REST API’s named “PowerBIPS”, download it here: In this post I will demonstrate the ease of use of this module and show you step-by-step how to build a powershell script that upload server…

Using azure automation to start (and stop) virtual machines

This week I was involved in a project where I was asked to create an Azure automation runbook to power up a set of virtual machines and then power them down. Although the script themselves are not really complicated (Start-AzureVM and Stop-AzureVM are easy commands !) there is some plumbing to do with the assets […]

This site has moved

I have now a self-hosted WordPress site on my domain the name is the same and the design should be approx. the same also :

How to enable telnet on Windows 7 ?

It’s not very often that I use telnet, but today I need it to fix some issues about my VMWare machine not being able to see the SQL Server running on the host and vice-versa. I can actually ping the machines and I’ve opened the port 1433 in the firewall for the SQL Server but […]