I’m joining Microsoft (pun intended)
I am leaving Rehfeld. This has been a difficult choice for me, because
During my time in Rehfeld, I have had the chance to work on so many different technologies (Oracle DB, Subversion, TFS, VS, SQL Server, Informatica and many more), projects and topics (data science, databases, predictive analytics, BI, data warehousing, DWA) , meet so many interesting people (employees, students, possible new employees, technology partners, trainers, customers, and many, many more roles) and customers (private sector, public sector, partners who wanted our services, and partners we wanted to do business with). I have worked within consulting, HR, team management, marketing, sales, product development and management and starting up a new sister company. I has been mostly awesome, I have learned a lot and have had my footprint on Rehfeld and the Danish BI landscape.
My interaction with Microsoft has grown over last six years,. Nice folks in Miracle pushed me towards SQL Server back in 2010, where I learned about the GO keyword ( Michael Birkmose :) ), SSIS and EF. I joined the Danish SQL Server User group and worked almost exclusively with Microsoft technologies for BI and data warehousing when I joined Rehfeld in 2011. I even did a talk on data warehouse architecture with SQL Server at the yearly Oracle User Group day… J Later, when I took over as head of R&D in Rehfeld, we got Effektor certified and became an official Microsoft ISV. Part of my responsibilities in Rehfeld was driving that the consultants got certified in order for us to get Microsoft partner competences and get all those nice bonus MSDN subscriptions. Rehfeld kindly sponsored all my expenses for speaking at various SQL Server event world-wide, and I have immensely enjoyed working with and for the SQL Server community. Both Rehfeld and Effektor have been sponsors for SQL Saturdays, and I have spent many Saturdays talking about data warehouse automation with the participants and speakers. Last year, Effektor was invited to an ISV summit in Redmond, where I got to meet people from the product team and discuss upcoming features and roadmap/priorities. Effektor was also invited to the SQL Server 2016 TAP program, where we helped various product teams with feedback on new features.
And now I have taken the next step in this direction. On August 1st, I will join Microsoft for real. My position will be at the Microsoft Development Center in Copenhagen, where I will have the fancy title of Senior Program Manager. My main responsibility will be working on requirements for the Azure (cloud) platform for Dynamics NAV (Navision.) I am looking so much forward to be working with smart people from all over the world and to get intimately acquainted with the Azure platform and SQL Azure in particular as well as working with the old Danish flagship product Navision. I also hope to be able to continue my work with the SQL Server community and give talks on the parts of my work that is not secret. And I'm looking forward to working with Dynamics NAV partners worldwide and help them help their customers getting awesome projects done.
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Microsoft Development Center Copenhagen here: https://www.microsoft.com/da-dk/mdcc/default.aspx