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Speaking Engagements September 2021

This post was originally published on my employers blog first. September marks the end of this summer but we’ve got some exciting news about new events that we’ll be joining this month. This post is giving you an overview over these! We hope you’ve enjoyed your summer break and are ready for the new season for many new events! This September ‘21, I’ll have two very interesting events that I will attend as a speaker, panel member or a moderator apart from organizing Data TGIF this Friday:...

Sep 06 2021 09:50 Zurich, Switzerland · 2 min · Kay
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Why We Like to Recommend Dbatools

This post was first published for my employer, OneDigit AG, here. dbatools really has the ability to change a DBAs work life. It is a free, very powerful and feature rich open source PowerShell module that offers you 550+ commands that allows you to take backups, restore them or just do a lot in SQL Server administration that you would need SSMS and some work for. With dbatools, you can do many tasks more and that with just a few lines of code....

Jul 07 2021 17:36 Zurich, Switzerland · 4 min · Kay
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Starting DataTGIF

This post was first published on my employers website/blog here. I just started to organize a free to join MeetUp called Data TGIF that will be scheduled once a month on a Friday afternoon. This MeetUp organizes free data events for Friday afternoons to celebrate the start of the weekend by meeting people to a Microsoft Data Platform talk. If you don’t know the term TGIF: According to Wikipedia, TGIF stands for Thank God It’s Friday and is a common expression in English speaking Western countries....

Jun 17 2021 21:56 Zurich, Switzerland · 2 min · Kay

Moving to Hugo

I’ve moved from WordPress to Hugo. Just because I’ve never really made very good experience with WordPress. Yes, it is easy, but one has just to hope that all plugins will work together and keeps working together in the future. My move to Hugo was inspired by Kendra and Justin. Furthermore, the integral usage of Markdown makes it super easy to use code within a blog post. At the moment, it is not possible to comment any posts yet....

Jun 12 2021 19:20 Zurich, Switzerland · 1 min · Kay
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SQL Server Management Studio and Azure Data Studio

If you’ve installed SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) recently, chances are that you’ve noticed that Azure Data Studio (ADS) was installed too. Since SSMS Version 18.7, ADS gets installed alongside with SSMS by default. But you might not be familiar with ADS. What is it and how does it set apart from SSMS? And how to install SSMS alone? Introduction ADS is a free, open source and cross-platform SQL code editor with built-in IntelliSense that is also able to manage SQL Server in Azure, so just this description alone sets it quite apart from SSMS....

Jun 03 2021 00:58 Zurich, Switzerland · 3 min · Kay