SQL Server on Linux for the Business Intelligence Professional: Getting your Database on the VM

In this edition, we will look at getting the database up on the Virtual Machine as a first step. Then, we will restore it using SSMS. I'm expecting that you will have done the pre-requisites that I laid out yesterday. You will also need to have connected to your database on the Azure Virtual Machine. … Continue reading SQL Server on Linux for the Business Intelligence Professional: Getting your Database on the VM

SQL Server on Linux for the Business Intelligence Professional: Connecting to your database on Azure Virtual Machine

What's next for the Business Intelligence professional, as they learn about Linux? Here, we will connect SQL Server Management Studio to the Linux edition of SQL Server. I'm expecting you'll have completed the pre-requisites laid out previously. Connect SQL Server Management Studio to SQL Server Linux Add in an inbound security rule which allows remote … Continue reading SQL Server on Linux for the Business Intelligence Professional: Connecting to your database on Azure Virtual Machine

SQL Server on Linux for the Business Intelligence Professional: Prerequisites

In this blog series, I'll talk about SQL Server on Linux for the Business Intelligence Professional. You'll need some prequisites, and this blog post edition is dedicated to helping you to get set up. It's assumed that you have set up a SQL Server on Linux Virtual Machine on Azure. To connect to it, you … Continue reading SQL Server on Linux for the Business Intelligence Professional: Prerequisites

Review: Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek My rating: 5 of 5 stars Perhaps a better subtitle might be: 'Start with Why: how Great leaders inspire others to focus' and succeed. Great leaders and organizations are good at seeing what most people can't see, which is the mindset … Continue reading Review: Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Discussing Why not How – Digital Transformation for the CEO at MS Data Insights Summit

I'm delighted that I have been selected to speak at Microsoft Data Insights Summit in Seattle. The topic is Digital Transformation with Power BI for the CEO. In my session, we will look at essential metrics to measure the business health, and the key metrics that C-level executives find crucial to understand the business - and … Continue reading Discussing Why not How – Digital Transformation for the CEO at MS Data Insights Summit

Jen’s PASS Diary: I can no other answer make but thanks, and thanks; and ever thanks.

Thank you for electing me for a second term as a Director-At-Large for PASS! I'm delighted to serve alongside Tim Ford (t) again. I can't emphasise this enough: Tim does an awesome job of the SQLSaturday portfolio. That. Is. Hard. Work. I'd also like to welcome Ryan J. Adams (t) as the newly elected director. … Continue reading Jen’s PASS Diary: I can no other answer make but thanks, and thanks; and ever thanks.

PASS BA Speakers – here come the IBM Experts plus introducing Richard Lee’s articles on Data Privacy Day 2015

Here come the IBM experts! Here's one our PASS BA Conference speakers, Richard Lee, sharing his expertise on the topic of data privacy. Richard is a well-respected influencer and strategist in data leadership, and we are delighted to have him join us at the event. Richard Lee is on of IBM's Honours list as a … Continue reading PASS BA Speakers – here come the IBM Experts plus introducing Richard Lee’s articles on Data Privacy Day 2015

Jen’s Diary: commentary on VC

Here is a record my commentary on CodeGumbo site. I put it here for reference and I look forward to your comments. Again, I don't speak for PASS, and I can't. These are just my personal thoughts. ================================================================================= Thank you for your post. I don't know if my efforts have been visible enough to you, … Continue reading Jen’s Diary: commentary on VC

Jen’s Diary: Figuring it out this week, the Rubik’s Cube of data

“Knowing a great deal is not the same as being smart; intelligence is not information alone but also judgment, the manner in which information is collected and used.” Carl Sagan The endless cycle of idea and action, Endless invention, endless experiment, Brings knowledge of motion, but not of stillness; Knowledge of speech, but not of … Continue reading Jen’s Diary: Figuring it out this week, the Rubik’s Cube of data