Entries by Alexander Arvidsson

Podcast episode 87

In this episode, Alexander and Simon discuss the October Power BI Desktop update and touch on a few specific things, the newly released Windows 10 1909, the both of us speaking at Microsoft TechDays as well as some updates about Microsoft Ignite! Subscribe to us on Spotify, on iTunes or listen to the episode right […]

Podcast episode 86

In this hundredth(!) episode, Alexander, Simon and Toni sit down with Johan Dahlbom from Microsoft to talk about Azure Private Link. Other topics of the day are the Surface event, Power Platfom release wave 2 and the new Data Box Edge! Subscribe to us on Spotify, on iTunes or listen to the episode right here: […]

Podcast episode 85

Simon and Alexander have another chat with Anna Chu of Microsoft about all the hard work that go into making Microsoft Ignite! Subscribe to us on Spotify, on iTunes or listen to the episode right here:  Show notes: TyGraph’s Microsoft Ignite Session Browser

Concatenating columns in Power BI

Remember last time when we needed to keep track of certifications in a fictional company? We did the preliminary steps to create the base table for the table visual below in this blog post and we’ve come to the next hurdle: the column called “current”. If only we were using Excel Finally we can tackle […]

Podcast episode 84

During DATA:Scotland in September, Alexander sat down with Ida Bergum (Norwegian Data Platform MVP) and talked data journeys, Power BI Embedded and PowerApps! Subscribe to us on Spotify, on iTunes or listen to the episode right here:  Show notes:

Podcast episode 83

Alexander and Simon talk about zero-downtime patching of Azure SQL Server, Azure Private Link, the new preview of Windows 10 internet reset, Windows Virtual desktop in Europe and Microsoft Ignite! Subscribe to us on Spotify, on iTunes or listen to the episode right here:  Show notes: Windows 10 reset using the cloud Azure Private […]

Multiple keys in Power BI

Let’s say we need keep track of certifications in a fictional company. Management has requested a Power BI table that should list the region, the certification, the number of certifications, the goal and a concatenation of the number of certifications and the goal. The end goal is requested to look something like this: This should […]

Podcast episode 82

In this episode the trio discuss technological debt, the new custom format strings in Power BI, Azure AD Proxy for Power BI mobile, AI whisky, Toni’s new blog post and a new approach for Windows update and upgrades! Subscribe to us on Spotify, on iTunes or listen to the episode right here: Show notes: Power […]

T-SQL Tuesday #118 – SQL Server Fantasy Feature

This month’s T-SQL Tuesday invitation comes from Kevin Chant and is named “Your Fantasy SQL Feature”. Kevin writes: “My invitation to yourselves this month is to write a post about a fantasy SQL Server feature you’ve got in mind. It can be absolutely anything at all related to SQL Server. For example, it could be […]

New speaking hardware

At TechMentor in Seattle this summer I asked Aleksandar Nikolic, a fellow European MVP, about the tiny machine he used when presenting. It turned out that he had recently acquired a Surface Go, a Surface laptop roughly the same size as an iPad. Since buying it he had left his heavier machine at home, he […]