Monthly Archives: August 2015


PowerPivot – Microsoft BI tooling 101

PowerPivot – Microsoft BI tooling 101

Within the first article of this Microsoft business intelligence tooling series I’ve briefly covered some of the basics of Power Query for Excel. However finding, consuming, transforming and sharing data using Power Query is just the first step when it comes to analyzing data within Excel.

Once you have formatted your data correctly, it’s time to start the analysis proses using another excel add-in called PowerPivot . Given that I’m telling my story from an IT perspective, I will include some technical details as well.

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Power Query – Microsoft BI tooling 101

Power Query – Microsoft BI tooling 101

This is the start of a series wherein I will cover the Microsoft’s Business intelligence toolset from a IT Admin, DBA’s, and Developers perspective. Each post will cover one of the different tools and solution currently available under the Microsoft BI umbrella as well as best practices and common pitfalls. Having a basic grasp of what’s out there is important when it comes to supporting your users and might prevent developers from re-inventing the wheel again.

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Personal Cloud Storage Migration

Personal Cloud Storage Migration

This post covers how I’ve migrated from Dropbox to Microsoft’s OneDrive without being bothered with a slow re-upload process. This was achieved by offloading the process to a Azure VM costing roughly $3 but saving me days of re-upload time.

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App Service Updates

App Service Updates

As some of you might know, I have an interest in the Azures App Service offering (Especially logic apps) and therefore devoting another blog post containing helpful and interesting resources gathered over the last few weeks.

Quite a few interesting articles have been published within this period including video’s from the Logic Apps PM team and general service updates / improvements.

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WordPress theme tweaking for non-WP Devs

WORDPRESS THEME TWEAKING

Within this post I would like to show non-WordPress developers some quick tips on how to tweak, extend and optimize an existing WordPress theme.

WordPress is used by 58.7% of all websites ( w3techs.com) and therefore chances are that you might be blogging on a platform whitch technology isn’t matching with you background. Don’t worry, it’s not required reading endless pages of docs because I will cover some common cases within this post.

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