Category Archives: SQL Server

Continuous Integration for the BI Team session at ExpertsLive Austria 2021

It’s my first conference in 2021 – and it was planned as a local one.. but as things changed the ExpertsLive Austria 2021 conference went virtual too.. I am speaking today about Continuous Integration for the BI Team: In many … Continue reading

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Do you know PASSTV?

If you had no chance to attend the Virtual 2020 PASS Summit, there are some sessions (and keynotes) available for on-demand viewing at the PASS TV page. I especially liked the day 2 keynote with Microsoft Technical Fellow Hanuma Kodavalla … Continue reading

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Create your first SQL Database Project in Azure Data Studio

Are you already working with SQL Server Database projects? Do you think that SSDT is the only option to develop those projects? SSDT was the only option but since a few weeks, there is a new extension for Azure Data … Continue reading

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Power BI Report Server – Where to find the optimized Power BI Desktop version?

If you want to publish Power BI reports to you Power BI Report Server (PBIRS) instance you need a specialized version of Power BI Desktop. With the August 2017 of PBIRS there is also an updated version of Power BI … Continue reading

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Power BI Report Server – August 2017 Preview

Power BI Report Server (PBIRS) GA was released in June 2017 and only a few months later the next round of updates (August 2017 Preview) are available for testing. Imported Data and ANY data source you like As Chris Finlan … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2017 – RC2 ist da!

Knappe zwei Wochen nach dem ersten Releasecandidate des SQL Server 2017 (post 1, post 2) wurde gestern der RC 2 veröffentlicht. Wie schon im Tempo der letzten (Vorab-) Versionen erkenntlicht ist, gibt es deutlich kürzere Veröffentlichungsabstände. Laut Ankündigungspost ist der … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2017 – RC1 – Upgrade und Installation

Der erste Release Candidate der SQL Server 2017 Version wurde am 17. Juli veröffentlicht. Die enthaltenen Feature und Erweiterungen habe ich in einem Ankündigungspost zusammengefasst. Natürlich war ich gespannt auf die neuen Funktionalitäten und musste es gleich ausprobieren. Download starten … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2017 – Der erste Release Candidate (RC1) ist da!

Heute wurde der erste Release Candidate (RC1) der SQL Server 2017 Version veröffentlicht. Nach insgesamt 7 (!) Community Technology Previews (CTPs) ist nun eine als  “feature-complete along most dimensions” Version zum Download bereit. Die in den CTPs enthaltenen Funktionalitäten waren … Continue reading

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Stay up-to-date with docs.microsoft.com

If you do not know the “new” documentation portal for Microsoft technology – docs.com –docs.microsoft.com (docs.com is the platform for sharing slides and presentation and will be retired at the end of 2017!!) you should give it a try and add … Continue reading

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Massive E-Book collection from Microsoft

Another future reminder post for me! Eric Lingman posted another summary post for ebooks about Microsoft related technologies including Windows, Office 365, Power BI, Office, SQL Server, SharePoint … Some links are “real” ebooks others are links to whitepapers others … Continue reading

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