My name is Niko Neugebauer and I am a Software Designer, living in Portugal.
I work a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft and all opinions expressed on this personal site of mine are mine and mine alone.
In the recent years I am being fascinated by the data (big and small) and its analysis. Especially I enjoy working with SQL Server & Azure SQL Database, which have become the main tool of my daily job.
I like to write about Clustered Columnstore Indexes and SQL Server.
Being a community person, I have founded or co-founded a couple of user groups: SQLPort, BITuga, Porto.Data & CloudProPT.
I have founded the Portuguese SQL Server User Group back in 2010 which I am still leading, and I am heading the organization committee for the SQLSaturday Portugal and organised the very first event outside of the Northern America.
With a couple of my friends I have founded TUGA Association, which main focus is promotion of the education in Portugal and I serve as a president for it. Between number of activities we are running Tuga IT events.
I present on the topics of Microsoft Data Platform around the world at SQLSaturdays, SQLBits, PASS Summit, User Groups and local events such as Microsoft BI Conference in Portugal.
I love the human-computer interaction, and I adore design, but most of all – I enjoy making technology making the life easier, people more connected with each other.