The hardest aspect of Microsoft Ignite was keeping up with all the announcements, especially this year with what seems a focus on the overall state of the enterprise and self-service analytics. This post provides a round-up to the various announcements and sessions in the Data & AI Platform, Power BI, Azure Data Factory, Azure Purview, and associated technologies.
With the announcement of Azure Purview, it is a great time to review some of the key features and provide a learning path made up of free online resources to help you get up to speed. This article will take you through an overview of Azure Purview by setting the stage focusing on Data Governance and providing links to the next steps.
PowerBI has built-in date hierarchy features that seem to cause confusion in not only new users but experienced users. This article shows you how to avoid errors.
I solved an issue I was having when using Microsoft OneNote on my Surface Laptop with a touch screen when using a secondary, non-touch monitor. I discovered a solution, or workaround that solved the issue. Microsoft OneNote is one of those productivity tools I cannot live without in my study and work life.
Many of us are working from our home offices we also can come together for Microsoft Ignite as registration is now open for the March 2-4 2021 event. As Data sessions are announced, I will add ones that sound interesting to this post and links to the recordings once they are available.
Of all the Azure solution architecture elements, the Data & AI product set tends to have the most updates to the platform and the certifications. In a recent Microsoft blog post the Microsoft team announced some changes, but also some new exams.
One of the main methods technical professionals shows their understanding of a subject has been through an intense exam and certification process. Microsoft is changing their exam renewal system to keep up and make renewals easier and cheaper to help you keep up to date.
One of the biggest questions you will be asked as you investigate moving workloads to the cloud is, How Much is this going to cost? This article will review a process, resources and questions you need to answer to provide realistic cost estimates to get more out of the Azure Pricing Calculator
The key to certification success is to make sure you have the current requirements and training sites to have the best chance of passing the exam. This guide reviews the Microsoft exam structure, the program’s role-based nature, and the material provided.
As with many exams, Microsoft certifications are not all that difficult if you are well prepared. Having had to write a few over the last couple of years, seven to be exact, which shows that anyone can do this if you prepare. This article presents my five most essential tips that have helped me in my certification journey.
This list of resources was part of a workshop I participated in on migrating web applications and database workloads to Azure. The session allowed attendees to get familiar with migrating web applications and their supporting data workloads to Azure.