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Step by step guide to run SQL Server in a Windows Docker container

In October 2017 Microsoft announced the general availability of SQL Server 2017 for Windows, Linux and Docker. And since I started to play around with Docker I thought it’s a good idea to setup my next development environment for SQL... Continue Reading →

Back alive, with more ideas than ever before

It’s been a while since my last post on my blog. I always liked writing blogs an I still do and I decided to put it back on my priorities. Why? I always liked to share my experiences I made... Continue Reading →

PASS Business Analytics Conference 2015 – Day 2

Good morning. So we here go with the second day of the PASS BA Conference. After a really good first day todays keynote started with a Lady I have never heard before. Her name is Mico Yuk, CEO of BI... Continue Reading →

PASS Business Analytics Conference 2015 – Day 1

This is my first time to visit the PASS Business Analytics Conference and so I want to take the chance to give a wrap up of my impressions of the first day. The conference takes place in Santa Clara and... Continue Reading →

Recap SQL Server Conference 2015 – A Kickoff to new era

After 3 fantastic days at the SQL Server Conference 2015 in Darmstadt I would like to take the chance to take a short recap. First of all I would like to say thank you to our German PASS Community for... Continue Reading →

Big Data = Big Fun – The worldwide first Microsoft carnival session

I think today was a very historic day. Ralph, de Bräd,  Kemperdick (Microsoft Germany), organized the worldwide first carnival session at Microsoft in Cologne. Together with some other Jecks (Hilmar, Christos, Tillman and me) we presented some funny sessions about... Continue Reading →

2014 in review

The stats helper prepared a 2014 annual report for my blog. Here's an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 91,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the... Continue Reading →

Conference time – SQL Server Conference 2015

Although everybody prepares for Christmas and the holidays, some people already prepare the first conferences starting early next year. And so I’m very happy that the SQL Server Conference 2015 will take place in Darmstadt again. We will have 2... Continue Reading →

What’s your passion in life?

This morning I have seen an interesting interview with Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella at the University of Berlin (Satya Nadella as guest at TU Berlin) and he was talking about the new generation, technologies, students, changing business models and passion.... Continue Reading →

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