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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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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 ...

Use PowerShell and CSOM to batch create SharePoint Online Site Collections with a custom template 31 Jan 2016
Introduction  In this post I will show you how to create multiple Site Collections in SharePoint Online using PowerShell and the CSOM (Client Side Object Model) libraries provided by Microsoft. It will also be possible to apply a custom template to the Site Collections that we create. As ...

Recap of Microsoft Ignite 2015 event 19 Jun 2015
At last month's conferences, Build 2015 in San Francisco and Ignite in Chicago, Microsoft has shown the world their latest innovations and technologies. U2U trainers have attended both conferences to gain in-depth knowledge on the upcoming technologies. It inspired us to organize 2 free evening ...

Reporting with Dynamics CRM 2015 and the new Power BI Designer 07 May 2015
This article will show how you can use the new Power BI Designer to create Power View reports on top of data that is stored inside Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015. First we will build Power Query queries to extract data from the Accounts, Opportunity and Product entities. Next we will use ...