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Looking at dbatools github with Power BI

First of all! Really, really thanks dbatools team for this. I don’t have words to describe the impact that you guys have in my job. I use it every single day!

Now… back to the subject..

Those days I was preparing myself for a presentation and started to play around with Online Services Content Packs and decided to use the GitHub App Connector that is available.

In the left bottom of the Power BI area you have the Get Data option.

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Once the page is opened you should choose Services and click on GET.

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In the search bar just type Github. In the Github connector click on Get it now

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Now the fun begins. What about if you want to have a look at your favorite DBA Powershell  Gallery? Off course I am talking about dbatools.io. Read the rest of this entry

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Creating Custom SSRS Security Roles

When you have a consolidated environment, usually you don’t want to set very broad permissions to users, most of the times you only want them to see what is really necessary.

Doing that in the Database Engine is quite easy, but what about Reporting Services? We know that SSRS exposes the following default roles: Browser, Content Manager, My Reports, Publisher and Report Builder. However, for me sometimes those roles offer too much to the user.

What people usually don’t know is that you can connect to your SSRS Instance using SQL Server Management Studio and then create customized roles. So, let me show you how to do it. Read the rest of this entry

EVENTO ONLINE: MICROSOFT 365 DAY

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Fala galera!

Espero que vocês estejam bem e rodando tudo em Cloud!

Neste tempo repleto de mudanças, o evento passa por uma grande transformação a fim de proporcionar à toda a comunidade Microsoft uma nova e atual experiência: Seja bem-vindo ao MICROSOFT 365 DAY.

Para este evento reunimos os melhores profissionais da comunidade técnica e agora além do Office 365, teremos também sessões EM+S, falando de Azure AD, ATA, Cloud App Security, AIP, Intune e para fechar o ciclo, contaremos com sessões sobre Windows 10.

O MICROSOFT 365 DAY é inovador em todas as suas formas, o evento será 100% Online, com 24 sessões de 25 minutos cada e 4 sessões de Business de 50min, tudo dividido em três trilhas de conhecimento:


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Novos vídeos no canal do Youtube

Olá pessoal,

A algum tempo atrás estava gravando um curso sobre criação de baselines com SQL Server, Integration Services e Reporting Services. Acontece que com a minha mudança de rotina, de trabalho e de uma série de outros fatores a gravação do curso acabou ficando em segundo plano.

Depois de pensar mais sobre isso, decidi que não iria mais continuar a gravação dos vídeos e então resolvi liberar em meu canal do youtube os primeiros que eu tinha gravado. São cerca de 4 a 5 vídeos curtos, mas que passam alguma dicas bem legais. Read the rest of this entry

SQL Saturday #689 Prague – I will be speaking!

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The most read posts of July – 2017

PS: Portuguese version below

Hi Everyone,

In case you are wondering the most read blog posts of July – 2017, here they go. Also, if you have never read them, you may do so now Smile.

1) Transaction log cheio? E agora? – 371 views – Posted on 13.06.2011

2) Configurando Linked Server de SQL Server para Oracle – 275 Views – Posted on 15.06.2012 Read the rest of this entry

Azure Meetup Berlin – Slide Deck

Hi Everyone,

First of all, thanks to everyone who attended yesterday’s Azure Meetup Berlin in the Digital Eatery. We had around 25 people who stayed until the end of the event!

In my opinion the talks were really good and personally I hope you all of you enjoyed my Power BI talk. As promised below is the slide deck used in my presentation and also some photos taken during the presentations. Read the rest of this entry

Azure Meetup Berlin – I will be speaking

Hi Guys,

It’s been a long time that I don’t show up here, but I just wanted to let everyone know that tomorrow (22.07.2017) starting at 06:30PM I will be speaking at the Azure Meetup Berlin. At this meetup we will have two topics and one of them will be presented by me, about a subject that I really enjoy talking as you can see below.

Talk: Azure and Power BI – Why Power BI is the right tool for you?

In this session, I will explore a few features of Power BI that can make your adoption easier. For example, analyzing data from one or multiple sources? How to efficiently share your dashboards? Free or Paid Power BI? These are common questions often asked and he hopes to have them all answered by the end of the presentation.

Meetup link: https://www.meetup.com/Berlin-Microsoft-Azure-Meetup/events/242462983/

We will also have another topic regarding Azure Containers, which sounds a really interesting talk.

The event will be hosted in the Digital Eatery at Unter den Linder 17 in Berlin! In case you are reading this post and lives or it is in Berlin tomorrow(22.07) make sure to RSVP and join us!

Regards,
Marcos Freccia

An error occurred while setting up a binding for the column

Hello Guys!

I just wanted to do this quick blog post to give you a tip about a recent problem that I had in a SSIS Project. My scenario is the following.

Source Database Server: PostgreSQL
Target Database Server: SQL Server 2016

As you can see, I need to extract data from this PostgreSQL database and import in SQL Server. So far everything is working, but today I got this error of in one particular table: [OLE DB Destination [25]] Error: An error occurred while setting up a binding for the “MyColumnName” column. The binding status was “DT_NTEXT”. The data flow column type is “DBBINDSTATUS_UNSUPPORTEDCONVERSION”. The conversion from the OLE DB type of “DBTYPE_IUNKNOWN” to the destination column type of “DBTYPE_WVARCHAR” might not be supported by this provider. Read the rest of this entry

How to connect Python and SQL Server

Hi everyone!!

Lately I have been studying a bit of Python that I intend to use at work for some projects and also for learning a new language. I would recommend for you to also learn it, because as you know Python is coming to SQL Server 2017. The thing is that with Python you can use in your Machine Learning models, build Websites using some other frameworks such as: Django or Flask and even automate trivial tasks of your daily basis.

However, something that I know from the top of my head now is: Python was not designed in the first hand to deal with Microsoft SQL Server as a backend database. You don’t find lot’s of examples, the documentation sometimes is a bit misleading and errors and more errors that you cannot even imagine. If you search about Python + MySQL, Python + PostgreSQL, you will find lots of examples out there. I am not saying this is bad or anything, but it is just the way it is. Read the rest of this entry