Learning Path: Introduction to Azure Purview

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.

Microsoft Ignite Spring 2021 Data Sessions

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.

New Microsoft Certification Renewal Process

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.

How to Estimate Your Azure Solution Costs

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

My 5 Tips for Microsoft Certification Success

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.

Setup VSCode and GitHub Integration on macOS

As you start using Mac OS X for your Microsoft Azure Data development, VSCode may be just one of the many development packages that you want to set up but is one of the most important. With the setup, having the ability to use Github as a code repository will definitely make life easier as many Azure repositories and services utilize Github.