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Andy Jones

I am a principal consultant at Microsoft Gold Partner Coeo. My passion is helping customers profit from their data using the Azure cloud platform, SQL Server and Power BI. Since 2001 I have been a Consultant, SQL Server DBA, Developer and Business Intelligence professional and am a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Data Management and Analytics and hold the Microsoft Professional Program in Data Science. Presenting at data community events and blogging about data and analytics are also activities I much enjoy. My home is North Wales, where I live with my wife and three children. In addition to family and data, my passion is marathon running.
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Recent Posts

The Dirty (Baker’s) Dozen of SQL Server Technical Debt

The Baker’s dozen originated from bakers adding the thirteenth loaf to avoid a beating for underselling bread. There will (hopefully?) be no such penalties for SQL Server indiscretions, but try to avoid adding technical debt to undersell your future happiness.

Azure Data Studio – Don't Manage SQL Server with a Wooden Racket

How do you manage SQL Server?

Azure Data Studio is the new (ish) open-source, cross-platform tool from Microsoft to manage and interact with your SQL Servers or PostgreSQL instances. If you haven’t used it yet, I recommend you check it out (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/azure-data-studio).

What will Azure Cost You? Eight Tools to Help

You don't pay for Azure services, you only pay for things you forget to turn off.

Five Reasons You Should Choose Cosmos DB

“Using the word cosmos rather than the word universe implies viewing the universe as a complex and orderly system or entity; the opposite of chaos” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmos

Power BI Premium vs Azure Analysis Services

Your Power BI data model resides in one of two cloud services:

  • Power BI, or
  • Azure Analysis Services.

Which will you choose? Read on....

The unseen dangers of Self-Service Power BI

Turbo-Charge your Power BI Data Model in 13 Easy Steps

Import | Visualise | Publish

It’s as easy as that and the reason Power BI usage has exploded: putting the power of data in the hands of users.

Take time, go the extra mile and enrich your model. Become the Power BI superhero who delivers fantastic content users find a pleasure to navigate...

Power BI Security in Ten Steps

Are you fearful of migrating to a new data visualisation solution or hosting data in the cloud? The power of Power BI is too much to ignore and offers many security features to ease your concerns.

Dataflows – the Future of Power BI

Ready to create an enterprise Power BI solution with no data warehouse? Read on.

Get DRY with Power BI

Save yourself time working with Power BI.

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