Marketer of the Year

I am doing a type of post I usually don’t really do.  My blog is devoted to technical information but I really wanted to make an exception this time, because I think it is worth it. David Merzel is one of my colleagues, he is the country manager of Microsoft BeLux responsible for Xbox and…

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TechDays 2011: Early Bird Pricing Extended Until 28 February 2011

  Register now with extended Early Bird pricing Discover new technologies and increase your knowledge about current technologies on April 26, 27 and 28 at Metropolis, Antwerp. Do you want to attend at a discounted price? We have good news for you: the Early Bird pricing period has been extended until February 28, 2011. Register…

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Twitter for the SQL Server professional

Twitter as it is described on their website: “Twitter is a real-time information network powered by people all around the world that lets you share and discover what’s happening now.”  If you want to know more about Twitter check out https://twitter.com/about. Twitter like any social network used for a lot of things, many of which are…

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PowerPivotFAQ

One of my colleagues, Rob Collie, has created a new FAQ for PowerPivot @ http://powerpivotfaq.com/.We will try to answer as much of the questions on PowerPivot as possible.  This can only be achieved because of the great volunteers who moderate this list of course. More information can be found @ http://powerpivotpro.com/2010/01/01/the-great-powerpivot-faq/. This also means that…

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SQL Server Day 2009

The Belgian SQL Server User Group is organizing the second SQL Server Day on the 3rd of December.  Last year about 200 people gathered for this event and of course we hope to have even more this year!Please visit http://www.sqlserverday.be for more information and registration (coming soon). There will be in-depth sessions on SQL Server 2008 as well as…

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Next UG event: Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition - The Azure Services Platform and SQL Services - Jun 4th, 2009

The Belgian SQL Server User Group is organizing another great technical evening.I am looking forward meeting you there.From their website:This evening will be split into 2 sessions as follows: Session 1: Overview of Visual StudioTeam System 2008 Database EditionBrought by Gill Cleeren , Microsoft Regional Director and MVP ASP.NETMicrosoft’s Visual Studio for database professionals was originally…

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Next UG-evening on Thu, March 19th: MDX From Zero To Hero

The next SQLUG evening will take place in our Microsoft Belux offices.  So please feel free to drop by and ask your nasty questions or just have a chat with me 😉From their website:MDX, from zero to hero. This session is brought to you by Franky Leeuwerck. MDX is the language that allows you to query…

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Microsoft BI Website

We are very proud to announce you the completely redesigned Microsoft BI website.Check it out @ http://www.microsoft.com/bi/.

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The Holy Trinity: Indexes, Execution Plans and the Optimizer

The Belgian SQL Server User Group is organizing another interesting evening full of technical content.From their website:”This UG-evening will start with an introduction of the basics of index design (the heap,clustered/non clustered indexes and covering of a query by an index). Later we will discuss how the optimizer works, why it can be wrong (statistics,…

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SQL Server Day

It was a couple of months ago that the people from the Belgian SQL Server User Group came up with the idea to organize a large event focused on SQL Server 2008.  Of course we thought this was a great idea but we also understood that this would not be something that you arrange in a couple…

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