Glasgow Hacktoberfest Workshop

Reading Time: 2 minutes   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...


Speaking at SQLGrillen

Reading Time: 6 minutes 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...


Spinning plates and Power BI Licensing

Reading Time: 1 minute 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...


Top 10 things to document in SSRS

Reading Time: 1 minute 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!

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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...


Managing Power BI Dataset Refresh Failures

Reading Time: 1 minute 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...


TSQL Tuesday #96: Who made a difference

Reading Time: 3 minutes For this TSQL Tuesday I am thankful for the non-technical topic and the reason for that is the exact topic of this post. 4 days ago I hosted the only free data platform event in Glasgow & even Scotland this...


#SQLGLA 2017

Reading Time: 1 minute If you’ve not seen anything about this yet, jump over to the Glasgow SQL User Group site or to the event’s page and sign up.