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Would you attend? Self-Service BI – the players are ready – GAME ON!

How likely would you attend the following session if it would be available for presentation at an event near you or online?That's right, I am trying to see how interested you would be attending. Please comment!   Self-Service BI – the players are ready – GAME ON! With so many self-service BI offerings available, it…

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Free #sqlserver, #powerbi, #database, #bigdata training if you support my fundraiser

Ever since I've gotten inspired by global thought-leaders and philanthropists and what they do for charities, more and more I became attached to the feeling of giving.A huge part of that got spiked by the opportunity I was given last year, being part of the Microsoft delegation that was representing the company at the World…

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a personal request for your donation and support

This is my personal request for your donation and support for my cousin Gunnar in his fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy CLICK HERE

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Thank you Microsoft, reflecting on over 8 years on Microsoft Campus!

The road to Redmond… When I was 16, like many other kids I studying and getting A+ grades wasn't really my first priority, but 'things' rather came naturally for me, and with very little effort studying I got some descent grades.German and math however, was something that I didn't like to study, and unfortunately my…

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I am probably the worst content submitter for an event…

I am probably the worst content submitter for an event… Some blog readers will likely disagree with this, but if your purpose of writing a session title and abstract for a conference is “To get the conference attendees to participate and come to my session”, you are DEAD WRONG! Very little time is spent in…

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the Grinch that stole our Christmas – gone viral – data insights

The joy of online shopping versus trying to find a parking spot at the mall Just like many other people, for this year's Christmas, we decided to order some items online to avoid busy shopping lines at stores and get some really good deals.We decided not to procrastinate and actually get our packages delivered on…

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This presentation is all about me – presentation skills part 1: Food for thought…

As content owner for some of the public facing events at Microsoft, I have the great honor to work with very respectful people in our industry, and big names that drive a significant amount of attendance to their sessions at events.I also have the great honor to review session content, and presentations prior to events,…

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How Data Quality can make you feel less of a "donky"

    I first wanted to highlight, specifically in this post, that I am a Microsoft Employee, not a spokesman for the company, and that this opinion is pure personal and might be different from the vision my employer has.Now we have that out of the way — I kind of feel like a “donky”…

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The importance of understanding DAX

  The importance of understanding DAX…. The DAX language is the foundation of self-service Business Intelligence using the Microsoft stack. It is the language used to query and program both Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2013 and the new SQL Server Analysis Services Tabular model. Learning the basics of DAX is very simple, but mastering it…

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