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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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Creating histograms in Power BI was never easier 21 Nov 2016
Power BI Desktop contains since the October 2016 release a binning option (under the group option). With this option it becomes super-easy to create a histogram. Let’s demonstrate: First assume you made a data model containing the DimProduct and the FactInternetSales table of the AdventureworksDW ...

Applying JSLink on a Dashboard page 01 Jul 2016
In this article I will discuss the issues I came across with when trying to apply jslink on a SharePoint dashboard page. For me, a dashboard page is a page on which you put multiple web parts, in order to get a global overview on a certain entity. In order to demonstrate this, consider that you ...

Seamless integration of Microsoft Word and Microsoft SharePoint Online with the new SharePoint Add-In Export to Word 16 Jun 2016
BRUSSELS - June 17th 2016 - U2U today announced the release of the Microsoft SharePoint Online Add-In Export to Word, which includes better integration of Microsoft Word and Microsoft SharePoint Online. Export to Word increases users’ productivity by automating the creation of Word documents based ...

What’s new in SharePoint 2016 CSOM (DocumentSets) 11 Mar 2016
With SharePoint 2016 RC available, it’s interesting to see what new additions we have in CSOM and/or REST APIs. Doing some research in the differences between the SharePoint 2013 RTM CSOM and SharePoint 2016 RC CSOM, I noticed several differences. This post will describe the differences related to ...

Announcing the SharePoint Add-in “Export to Word” 04 Feb 2016
Today, we’re glad to announce the FREE SharePoint Add-in “Export to Word”, developed by the team at U2U. This add-in fixes one of those issues that you’ll probably will have come across with in SharePoint, namely generating Word documents based on SharePoint list items. A bit like a mail merge for ...