Recertified as Azure Administrator Associate!

For the second time this year, I have successfully passed a re-certification test. This time around was the Azure Administrator Associate – AZ-104 certification, which I passed initially about two (2) years go (August 14th – 2020). I am happy and thrilled to be able to add this badge to my collection for the next year.

New Certifications/Re-Certifications this Year

Past, but still active, certifications

Power BI Community Tour

Blog post in Danish 🙂

Om lidt under en måned (25/4-27/4) ruller Power BI bussen afsted og gør sit første stop på Power BI Community Touren 2022. Mere præcist, så begynder vi i Lyngby, kører videre dagen efter til Odense og runder Touren af i Aarhus. Så alt efter hvor du er i landet, vil der være god mulighed for at deltage.

På hvert stop vil der blive disket op med introdultion og best practices indefor de forskellige elementer af Power BI. Med oplæg om Introduktion til Power BI, Data Loading & Mashup, Data Modellering & DAX, Data Visualisering og Distribution og deling vil alle hjørner være dækket.

Der er tale om oplæg der retter sig mod begyndere eller meget let øvede brugere af Power BI, og du kan her få en tryggere start på din rejse med Power BI.

  • Har du brugt Power BI, men mangler at vide hvordan det hele hænger sammen?
  • Har du importeret noget data i Power BI, men mangler at vide hvordan man organiserer sine tabeller?
  • Har du lavet en Power BI rapport, men mangler at vide hvordan man bedst visualiserer dataene?
  • Har du udviklet nogle rapporter, men mangler at vide hvordan du deler dem med dine kollegaer?
  • Har du aldrig brugt Power BI, men vil gerne vide mere om hvorfor det er et af de mest populære rapporterings- og self-service BI værktøjer?

Hvis du svarer ja til Ă©t eller flere af disse spørgsmĂĄl, sĂĄ er Power BI Community Tour for dig. Hvis ikke – sĂĄ send meget gerne denne information videre til relevante kollegaer!

Sign up her: https://lnkd.in/eVzcBMvp

En stor tak til JDM, Kapacity, Microsoft og Seges for at stille lokaler og forplejning til rĂĄdighed.

Microsoft Release Mania

Lately Microsoft has surpassed my expectations to how much software a vendor can release, at the same time.
Not only releasing Power BI for the general availability and commiting to,

We will continue to release weekly updates for the Service and monthly updates for the Desktop.
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which in itself is absolutely amazing. But also Office 2016 for Mac (which has seen huge improvements), Visual Studio 2015, .Net Framework 4.6, SQL Server 2016 CTP 2 and not least Windows 10 was release within the same month.

To me that is a realease manifesto I have not yet seen anyone else even dare dream of… Bravo Microsoft (and with Microsoft I of course mean all the cards of the house, not just management 🙂 )

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MsBIP meeting

Yesterday I attended the second meeting in the newly started LinkedIn group called MsBIP (Microsoft BI Professionals Denmark). I was anxious to find out who would show up, what would the agenda be and what level of knowledge would be on display.

I can honestly say that I was not disappointed in any way. The meeting was held at Microsoft’s premises in Hellerup, and offered very nice accommodation in regards of fruit, coffee, beverages etc.
First man on the stand was Thomas Skytte Damø ( LinkedInTwitter ) who gave a thorough introduction to all, well not all, new features of SQL Server 2012. Thomas did some demos along the way to show some of the new cool stuff coming from Redmond early next year. Thomas was granted extra time, to show more features, on behalf of Just Blindbæk ( BlogTwitter ).
After a short break and some more of Thomas’s demos, Just took over for a very quick introduction on SSAS Performance Testing (not Tuning). Just showed just how easy it is to create a baseline and what tools would help in this regard. See Just’s blog entry on the subject: link

All in all I left the with the feeling, that I was definitely going to the next meeting. Maybe even presenting some AMO tricks or maybe some topic will present itself on future meetings.
Only negative remark would be that every other meeting is held in Aarhus, and meetings are two months apart, which leaves a four month gap between meetings…But I’m definitely there next time!