• Machine learning is like washing clothes

    Automating a data wrangling pipeline using chained Azure Functions. This post and its code was co-authored with Codeprincess. Machine Learning is all about data… and algorithms. But first and most importantly it’s about data. And it’s not just…

  • Mapping Dutch geographical data using Power BI

    I have written before on the subject of using Power BIs mapping capabilities (see the post on ArcGIS) and using the maps with Dutch geographical data (see using Dutch postal codes in Power Map). However, I have…

  • SQL Server 2017: It’s here!

    Anxiously you have waited for this day. The day you could finally get your hands on the latest version of the best database platform available. Today is that day. SQL Server 2017 is available and it runs…

  • Power BI Connector for CBS Open Data / Statline

    Updated 7/10/2018: path updated below and new file on GitHub. Since this post primarily concerns a Dutch data source, the rest of this post will be in Dutch. English summary below. De open data die het Centraal…

  • Dutch elections analyzed in Power BI

    Just in time for the elections in the Netherlands: I made an analysis using Power BI of the results of the elections since 1918. It is published (in Dutch) on the official Microsoft the Netherlands blog: https://blogs.microsoft.nl/technologieenmaatschappij/tweede-kamerverkiezingen-technologie-brengt-uitslagen-tot-leven/.…

  • SQL Server news from connect start to resonate

    Hi all, A month ago at the Connect event in New York Microsoft did some anouncements on SQL Server vNext and Azure Data Services. It’s good to see the traction it’s getting! I work with a lot…