• 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…

  • First look: Esri ArcGIS Maps in Power BI

    Esri is a leader in the GIS industry and ArcGIS is a very popular product to build great maps. Now, you can use ArcGIS maps in Power BI (in preview). See the official information here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-arcgis-maps-for-power-bi-by-esri-preview/. This…

  • Adding sequence numbers using R in Azure ML

    When going through data preparation sometimes sequence numbers need to be added. If you are like me, you probably spent some time looking for a component in Azure ML to do this. I never found it. Turns…

  • Power BI learning resources – follow up 3

    Another great resource for learning about Power BI is the course on EDX: Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Power BI. Granted, has been around for a while, but I forgot blogging about it; maybe it is a…

  • Roles in a data driven organization

    All this talk all the time about Big Data and Advanced Analytics is all well and good, in fact it is something I do most of my time. The technology is there and has great potential. The…