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Project Death March

For this month’s #tsql2sday, Jeff Mlakar asked for people to share a story about a project you worked on or were impacted by that went horribly wrong. (Jeff’s Invitation) One such story stands out from early on in my career...

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Glasgow Hacktoberfest Workshop

  Paul Broadwith (@Pauby)& I (@CPorteous) are running a Hacktoberfest workshop on Saturday the 27th of October @ Incremental Group, the Garment Factory, Montrose St, Glasgow Who is it for? If you’ve never used version control before, played around with...

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Speaking at SQLGrillen

SQLShack recently published a blog post I wrote on contributing to “the” community, the SQL community in my case. In that article I concentrated heavily on blogging as the medium, not speaking. I always saw bloging and helping people on...

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Spinning plates and Power BI Licensing

It’s been a few months now since I last blogged, here or on SQLShack. I started as a Data Engineer with Incremental Group back in March and with SQLGLA prep heating up and the Call for Speakers blowing up my...

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Top 10 things to document in SSRS

Today is my last day at Monster Worldwide and it occurred to me in the lead up to it that there is quite a few components of SSRS and metadata that I’ve documented, put under source control or extracted over...

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I published a PowerShell Module!

I’ve been working with Power BI metadata a lot lately. Analysing and sourcing information about the security, content and workspaces we hold and I always found myself re-using authentication code or I’d end up approaching problems differently as my PowerShell...

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Managing Power BI Dataset Refresh Failures

I’ve been working on Power BI administration a lot lately. It’s something I’ve used to begin implementing coding standards around PowerShell at my employer. Although I blog about the topic in some detail over on SQL Shack, I also decided...