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Koen Verbeeck

Koen Verbeeck is a Microsoft Business Intelligence consultant at element61, helping clients to get insight in their data. Koen has a comprehensive knowledge of the SQL Server BI stack, with a particular love for Integration Services. He's also a speaker at various conferences.

Archives: April 2013

Error while enabling Windows Feature: Netfx3

Recently I was setting up a virtual machine environment to do some demo’s. One of the virtual machines would be the home for a SQL Server database engine supporting a SharePoint 2013 farm. Since it is a back-end database, the server was not connected to the Internet. Instead, it was… Read more

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Posted in Koen Verbeeck on 29 April 2013

Force installation of 64-bit ACE OLE DB provider

Anyone working with SSIS and Excel probably had the following issue: you are creating an SSIS package using an Excel file in BIDS/SSDT – which is a 32-bit application – and when you try to run the package, it crashes. This is easily fixed by setting the project property Run64BitRuntime Read more

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Posted in Koen Verbeeck on 23 April 2013

How I prepared myself for the MCSE certification

Last week I took the final exam to acquire the MCSE – Business Intelligence certification. This blog post describes my preparation for all of the exams. It is not a strict guideline of course, it’s just what suited best for me.

The MCSE certification exists of 5 separate exams, of… Read more

10 comments, 17,584 reads

Posted in Koen Verbeeck on 4 April 2013