• Power BI Public Preview now available worldwide

    Yesterday, Microsoft announced that the Power BI Public Preview is now available worldwide. Until now only US based users could access the preview. Not anymore, so you can checked out all the great new stuff right now…

  • New Power Query update

    Recently a Power Query update was released (see http://blogs.office.com/2015/03/05/3-updates-excel-power-query/).¬†Mayor updates: performance on load, Dynamics CRM¬†Online connector and new transformations, most notably advanced date/time calculations. Personally I enjoy the CRM Online connector, but I am most fond of…

  • In memory technology in SQL Server

    Everybody noticed the increase in technology using in memory techniques. At SAP they fully go for Hana, Oracle just started last year with in-memory database. At Microsoft we started in 2012 with in memory analytics and added…

  • Maiden blog post

    Hi all, Today I joined my colleague Jeroen in this Blogsite about Data. Where Jeroen is the expert in BI, Big Data & Data warehousing I tend to focus on applications, databases, development & integration. And off…

  • Power BI trial for non-US customers

    We are currently running a preview in the US of the new Power BI experience. This experience is not available yet to customers outside of the US. If you are outside of the US and want to…

  • R Plotting using Azure Machine Learning

    Azure Machine Learning is Microsoft’s cloud data mining and machine learning solution. It features a studio that is fully web based. One of the best features is integration with R through the ‘Execute R Script’ component. One…