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Gavin Payne

As an Architect at Coeo, I specialise in design and implementation of the Microsoft Data Platform. At Coeo, I provide advice, guidance and practical experience to customers with a desire to modernise their data platforms both on-premises and in the Cloud.

Recent Posts

SQL Server 2017 will change how we think about it

The next version of Microsoft’s heavyweight database platform came one step closer to arriving this week when Microsoft released Release Candidate 1 of SQL Server 2017. Microsoft usually provides a couple of release candidates, meaning the final version is likely to appear sometime this autumn.

Learn to query SQL Server databases

I’m increasingly meeting people at data and tech community events who need to query SQL Server databases, but who don’t need to know how the database engine works, how to create databases – in fact how to do anything other than connect and retrieve data.  That can be a problem for some training..

Getting a single view of the player

Tell someone you went to a casino and their first question is how much did you win. Not on a specific game nor how much you could’ve lost, but what was the headline result and does it make them wish they’d gone as well. Gaming companies often ask similar questions, but for them it can be harder to..

Changes to the Power BI family

Microsoft regularly delivers new functionality for its Power BI data analytics and visualisation services, but rarely does it change how you pay for it or how you deploy it.  In May 2017, it has and some of the changes are significant.

The importance of bringing Python to SQL Server

Microsoft proudly announced this week that SQL Server 2017 will be the first relational database engine to ship with built-in artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities. In the future, database servers running its software won’t just be able to store, query, and analyse data.  Instead, they’ll also..

The speed of time

It often feels like time passes quickly and the pace of innovation is getting faster, but is it?

The evolution of artificial intelligence

Over the course of the next few months, I’m going to be presenting at a number of data related community meetups about “The Evolution of Artificial Intelligence”.

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SQL Server is adapting, so must its users

The next generation of SQL Server skills won’t be about making it even faster, more reliable or more secure – as an industry we’ve already cracked that and there’s little left to learn.  Instead, they’ll be about executing predictive analytical models and integrating with open source data..

What digital talent looks for

Coeo’s head of digital transformation recently attended a roundtable hosted by the DigiLeaders organisation about “What digital talent looks for” – an important insight about how hiring new staff is changing.

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