There were several interesting Data & AI announcements that came out of Microsoft Build 2021. I put together this summary of 11 interesting and includes links to both the announcements and other follow-on information.
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.
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