Throughout the week, I read a lot of blog-posts, articles, etc., that has to do with things that interest me

  • data science
  • data in general
  • distributed computing
  • SQL Server
  • transactions (both db as well as non db)
  • and other “stuff”

This is the “roundup” of the posts that has been most interesting to me, this week.

Wow! Wow is all I can say! Sure, of course I knew that Microsoft Data Amp would take place this week, but I had no idea that there would be so much interesting stuff coming out of it!! So instead of pointing to each and every really cool announcement (RCA), I’ll try to keep it contained somewhat, and point to the Channel 9 site for all the videos, plus a couple of the Really, Really Cool Announcements (RRCA).

Microsoft Data Amp

This section will be SQL Server heavy, but still a x-section of various interesting things from Microsoft Data Amp.

OK, so let us somewhat return to the “normal” program.


  • C# Futures: Nullable Reference Types. Well, well, well - it looks like Microsoft is moving towards an F# / Haskell model where types, reference or value, are non-nullable by default. It will be very interesting to see how the community reacts to this.

SQL Server

Admittedly , there was a lot of SQL Server new (almost all?) coming from Microsoft Data Amp, but there is still some “other” noteworthy SQL Server topics.

Data Science

Shameless Self Promotion

Some “plugs” about a couple of recent blog-posts by yours truly.

  • SQL Server 2017 - Python Executing Inside SQL Server. Straight after the Microsoft Data Amp event I downloaded SQL Server 2017 and started playing around, (erm, I mean) researching. This post is a “Hello World” Python running in SQL Server 2017. There will be more posts coming about Python in SQL Server 2017.
  • Microsoft SQL Server R Services - Internals IV. The fourth post in the Microsoft SQL Server R Services - Internals “saga”. In this episode, the fearless hero (me) looks more into process creation, process pools and other cool stuff!

That’s all for this week. I hope you enjoy what I did put together. If you have ideas for what to cover, please comment on this post or ping me.

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