Business Intelligence, PowerBI, PowerPivot, SQLServerPedia Syndication

Sharepoint and PowerPivot: Connections fail to refresh in SQL Server 2008 Denali CTP3

Sharepoint requires a range of troubleshooting skills because it can involve the integration of various applications, which are necessarily resting on the application stack. I have the deepest respect for SharePoint specialists since i know that the troubleshooting skills can cut across applications and an understanding of the 'glue' that welds SharePoint together. Take, for example,… Continue reading Sharepoint and PowerPivot: Connections fail to refresh in SQL Server 2008 Denali CTP3

Community, Data Relish Services, Data Visualisation, SQLServerPedia Syndication

SQLSaturday in Dublin – a new member of the SQLPass SQLFamily

SQL Saturday #105 in Dublin is a one day FREE training event for anyone interested in SQL Server!  I'm delighted and honoured to say that my session called 'SQL Server 2012: Business Intelligence & Data Viz' has been selected and I will do my very best for the Irish SQL Family! The one day, completely free… Continue reading SQLSaturday in Dublin – a new member of the SQLPass SQLFamily

Data Relish Services, Diversity

Blogging is a two-way conversation!

The community blogging event #meme15 created by Jason Strate ( Blog | Twitter ) challenged SQL bloggers to write about blogging, in the hope that this will encourage people. This challenge provoked me to think about the reason that I blog. I have a number of reasons for blogging:Blogging is a two-way conversation. I get comments… Continue reading Blogging is a two-way conversation!

Community, Diversity, SQLServerPedia Syndication

SQLBits X – All signed up!

SQLBitsis the largest European community conference, dedicated to Microsoft SQL Server. This SQLBits is going to be extra-special, however: it is the UK Technical Launch for SQL Server 2012, and is held on 29th – 30thMarch. So if you’re interested in the new SQL Server – and who isn’t? – then you better register quick.… Continue reading SQLBits X – All signed up!

Community, Women In Tech

SQLPass Board of Directors Election: Why I voted, and who I voted for!

The PASS Elections 2011 are among us! I’m going to provoke some discussion by telling you who I am going to vote for, and why. I’m not doing this so that you’ll vote for a specific person, although I am going to share my thoughts with you. My main aim is to encourage people to… Continue reading SQLPass Board of Directors Election: Why I voted, and who I voted for!