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Building the Poor Man’s IoT

This Christmas holiday I spent some time fiddling with sensors to build a Proof of Concept on Azure IoT. In an earlier post I’ve shown how to connect your Azure IoT Hub data to a live Power BI dashboard, and as promised, here’s part two: a description – as well as working code – how to […]

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Hard Work Pays Off: Aligning matrices (SSRS non-ugly #6)

In the previous posts in the ‘SSRS non-ugly’ series, we looked at grid-based report layouts, a powerful technique to standardize your layout and align all elements within your report. All this grid stuff is cool, but how to cope with matrices? I mean, c’mon Koos – last time you just deliberately left out the matrices […]

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Unexpected SSIS Precedence Constraints Behaviour

In one of my projects, I had two simultaneous sequence containers. One is executed always, and one only rarely. So I decided to control the Task Flow with a package parameter. As soon as there was task I needed to do once all paths were completed, I ran into SSIS behaviour that was (to me) unexpected.

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SSRS non-ugly #3: Chart styles

This is the third post in a new series on non-ugly SSRS reports. As I stated in the opening post: SSRS doesn’t have to be ugly This week, lots of folks are tweeting and blogging about the new SSRS 2016. Exciting stuff, looks really great! But what about when you’re still stuck with one of the RTM versions of […]

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Creating non-ugly SSRS reports #2: formatting tables

This is the second post in a new series on non-ugly SSRS reports. As I stated in the opening post: SSRS doesn’t have to be ugly In part 1 (the use of typography & fonts), we focused on using typography (and avoiding borders) and some colors to get rid of the Office 2003-styling SSRS has by default. One […]

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