The Azure Synapse Workspace documentation & Samples were released. This article reviews some of the new content. Azure Synapse Analytics brings together enterprise data warehousing and big data analytics into a unified and integrated service made up of various Azure Data Services.
Keeping up to speed with the pace of change in cloud-based computing is one of the most challenging tasks for technical resources. This article covers the Azure Updates site which lists resources to keep you informed about not only Azure SQL but also other Microsoft cloud services.
As of June 21, 2019 the exams, Exam DP-200: Implementing an Azure Data Solution and Exam DP-201: Designing an Azure Data Solution have changed. The exams look to be more focused in order to differentiate between a data engineer role from a database administrator role.
My development activities require me to have various desktops open which can become confusing, especially if you keep to the default desktop image. The following two resources have worked best for me in changing up my desktop display.
There is an odd error when trying to install SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT), either as a stand-alone, or adding to an instance of Visual Studio 2017. I had the same setup failure, no matter what configuration I was using. The following steps worked for me, and may for your situation.
As companies move data workloads to the cloud, more and more resources are available online to help you get up to speed. The following learning map provides a path to these online resources not only to give you an overview but also to provide an experience of these technologies .
A few years ago a manager at work circulated the "Work-Life Balance Quiz", from the Canadian Mental Health Association which tries to quantify your balance. A great quote from the quiz; "Achieving work/life balance means having equilibrium among all the priorities in your life – this state of balance is different for every person."
Minimize the impact on SQL Automation workflows when migrating to SQL Azure by automating stored procedures using Runbooks and E-mail. This step by step tutorial and walkthrough will review a solution to provide scheduling via Azure Runbooks with integrated O365 email alerts.
I must say that I enjoy articles that teach me something new from people who have a great depth of knowledge about a topic. I read an article by Avinash Kaushik, Create High-Impact Data Visualizations: Nine Effective Strategies, which covers nine strategies while reviewing sixteen visualizations. It reminded me of three key learnings I have had over my career.