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.
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.
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.
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. I had the same setup failure, no matter what configuration I was using.