30

Mar

You are running any of the following applications on Oracle or Sybase, and you are wondered what it would take to get them migrated to SQL Server? Well you probably qualify to join us for a by-invitation only 3 day hands READ MORE

22

Mar

Reblog: Video gone viral – the Grinch that stole our Christmas

The joy of online shopping versus trying to find a parking spot at the mall Just like many other people do around the holidays, we decided to order some items online to avoid busy shopping lines at stores and get READ MORE

21

Mar

Installing SQL Server Data Tools (GUI or unattended)

SQL Server Data Tools While its name might be confusing, there are actually 2 versions of SQL Server Data Tools, one that focuses on Data Modeling and Tooling, another one that purely focuses on BI and was previously known as READ MORE

21

Mar

Quickblog:How to install an MSI file unattended
Quickblog:How to install an MSI file unattended

How to install an MSI file unattended MSIEXEC /a “product.msi” /qn Example: MSIEXEC /a “d:\downloads\ssdt.msi)” /qn Typically this installation will not show any user interaction or verbose logging. Combine with the Full MSI Syntax options as listed below to output READ MORE

20

Mar

Installing SQL Server Data Tools BI (and unattended install)

  About SQL Server Data Tools If you are anywhere involved with Microsoft Business Intelligence using Analysis Services, SQL Reporting Services or even SSIS you need to have SQL Server Data Tools for Business Intelligence installed. Now most people would READ MORE

17

Mar

QuickBlog: Upgrading SQL Server
QuickBlog: Upgrading SQL Server

The end of SQL Server 2005 extended support is nearing on April 12, 2016. To accomplish a smooth and trouble-free upgrade to SQL Server 2014, you should plan for upgrade and address the complexity of upgrade for your applications. As READ MORE

16

Mar

@SQLSoldier interpretive dance at Summit
@SQLSoldier interpretive dance at Summit

What started as some funny comments about @SQLSoldier doing an interpretive dance has rolled into a great initiative as additional support to the fundraising for my cousin Gunnar. And it looks like he was serious about his commitment to an READ MORE

16

Mar

Office 2016 Preview for Windows available

Today Microsoft Announced the availability of Office 2016 Preview At Convergence 2015 today in Atlanta, Microsoft launched a technical preview of Office 2016 for Windows. To download , you’ll need to sign up on Microsoft Connect. http://blogs.office.com/2015/03/16/announcing-the-office-2016-it-pro-and-developer-preview/ Below is an READ MORE

16

Mar

Embedding #PowerBI (Power View) in WordPress blog

As announced on the Power BI blog a while ago, and also very well described on how to Embed your Excel Workbook into a blog or web page, it is actually pretty cool to embed a Power BI workbook with READ MORE

15

Mar

My first attempt on a #Tableau dashboard embedded in my blog

Well, I’ve done a lot of visualizations with Power BI, and pretty sure a lot of people out there are using Tableau based on the very well attended Tableau event I attended about a week ago in Seattle. One of READ MORE