Month: November 2015

SQL Konferenz 2016

I am privileged and happy to announce that for second year in a row, I will be speaking at the SQL Konferenz event in Darmstadt (Gemany). The two main conference days will be on 24 and 25 February with keynote speeches and 4 to 5 parallel tracks addressing all the news about the SQL Server.  A pre-con day is scheduled on the 23rd with three interesting topics: “Agile data warehousing”, “SSIS performance design patterns” and “Data mining algorithms in SSAS, Excel, R, and Azure ML”.

On my side, I will present about SSDT – SQL Server Database Tool, the database tool (not BI part). The session will be demo intensive and will cover topics such as the creation of custom static code analysis rules, usage of T4 templates, build and deploy contributors and continuous integration.

Will I see you there?


Speaking at Journées SQL Server 2015

I’ll be speaking (in French) about Power BI during the next Journées SQL Server 2015 at Paris (To be 100% honest it’s not Paris but Issy-les-Moulineaux … at around 100m of Paris).


This is great event with a lot of really interesting topics: New features of SQL Server 2016 (SQL Engine and BI), Power BI, BI in the Cloud and some DBA tips & tricks.

My session will be about the architecture and new features. I’ll explain the different components of the Power BI suite, their roles and what you can achieve with them: especially with DirectQuery, Live SSAS, scheduled refreshes, Personal Gateway, the API and some others not so well known features. I’ll also take a few minutes to introduce new (killing) small but productive features introduced in the last releases and that you could have not seen.

If you want to spent a day with Power BI, note that you’ve the possibility to have three additional sessions about Power BI: Data Viz, Dev and Embedded.

Personally in addition to the two keynotes (I should introduce the Power BI track during the keynote of the second day) I plan to follow some sessions:

  • “Always On 2016: Que va-t-il se passer” by Nicolas Soukoff [t]. To be honest, I’m surely not a specialist of AlwaysOn, it’s clearly not my domain. Will surely learn many things.
  • “Azure Data Warehouse & Data Lake” by Romain Castères [t] & Frank Mercier [t]. I’m not professionally working these two topics but I’m sure it will come in a near future and I prefer to stay relatively up-to-date with these technologies
  • “REX Déploiement continu OLTP & SSIS” is also on my short list but at the same moment that “Boîte à outils pour le MDX”. I’ll surely have to make a hard choice.

See you there?