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Nico Jacobs

Dr. Nico Jacobs is a SQL Server trainer and consultant at U2U since 2004. Before that, he was a data mining researcher at the computer science department of KULeuven, where he obtained a PhD in machine learning. At U2U, Nico creates and delivers courses throughout EMEA on the SQL Server business intelligence stack (Integration Services, Analysis Services, Reporting Services …), PowerBI and the traditional relational database environment (database development and administration). Nico is active on Twitter as @SqlWaldorf.
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An Office 365 App for Site Collection Provisioning in SharePoint Online 19 Feb 2015
Continuing on my previous post, I decided to create a new Office 365 app that would be able to manage site collections in SharePoint Online. When deciding to build an app that does site collection provisioning, you could chose to do this as a SharePoint App, but SharePoint Apps are typically ...

Consuming SharePoint CSOM from an Office 365 app 18 Feb 2015
I’ve been a C# developer for more than five years now. When SharePoint 2013 was released, I started doing development for SharePoint 2013 and later also SharePoint Online. My focus was on developing web services (in combination with the SharePoint App model), native client and mobile applications ...

Weird localization problem in DAX editor 16 Sep 2014
One of my students (thanks, Stefan!) discovered during the PowerBI course a bizarre localization issue in the DAX editor of Excel and SQL Server Data Tools, which is easy to replicate: Install Office 2013 or SQL Server data tools on a machine with a locale which uses a comma as decimal separator ...

Excel Power Query supports Multi-value Lookup columns in SharePoint lists 15 Sep 2014
Power Query is a handy tool to load all sorts of data in Excel or PowerBI. One of the supported data types is SharePoint lists. But Power Query does more than the straight-forward loading of data in a single list. If a SharePoint list contains a lookup column referring to another list, Power Query ...

Loading data in Azure Machine Learning 24 Jul 2014
In July 2014 Microsoft made their cloud-based data mining environment (known as Azure Machine Learning, or AzureML) available to the public. With this platform users can analyze large amounts of data without the need to install and configure special software: A browser and a credit card is all you ...