Welcome to another edition of #WolfisDataNews! I took a longer break since my last Data news edition – MVPSummit and well – too much work forced me to pause.. but this week is full again with many announcements – especially the Power BI team.. wow… many new features are available!
- You want to migrate your on-premises data workload to the cloud? But you are not sure how to do that? Have a look at the Azure Database Migration Guides (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/data-migration/) – Migrate your SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, Access, MySQL, SAP, PostgreSQL, and many more to the cloud using best practices instructions from Microsoft.
- What is a Data Catalog? Value, Benefits and Feature – https://tdan.com/what-is-a-data-catalog-value-benefits-and-features/27998
- How Data and Analytics Leaders Can Master Governance (by Gartner) – https://www.gartner.com/smarterwithgartner/how-data-and-analytics-leaders-can-master-governance/
- How to read Apache Delta Lake format in serverless Synapse SQL (by Jovan Popovic) – https://jocapc.medium.com/how-to-read-apache-delta-lake-format-in-serverless-synapse-sql-44460e4efc96
- Using COPY command with Azure Synapse Analytics SQL Dedicated Pool – https://howtoanalytics.info/2021/03/19/using-copy-command-with-azure-synapse-analytics-sql-dedicated-pool/
- Integration with On-Premises Data Sources in Azure Synapse Analytics – https://howtoanalytics.info/2021/02/17/integration-with-on-premises-data-sources-in-azure-synapse-analytics/
- Power BI March 2021 Feature Summary – See what’s new in Power BI Desktop, … https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-march-2021-feature-summary/
- Power BI as a superset of Azure Analysis Services (RECOMMENDED READING) – https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-as-a-superset-of-azure-analysis-services/
- ODBC support available for Paginated Reports in public preview – https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/odbc-support-available-for-paginated-reports-in-public-preview/
- On-premises data gateway March 2021 update – https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/on-premises-data-gateway-march-2021-update-is-now-available/
- Announcing Visual Data Prep general availability (Diagram view in Power Query Online) – https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-visual-data-prep-general-availability-diagram-view-in-power-query-online/
- Support of external tools in Power BI Desktop is GA – https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/support-of-external-tools-in-power-bi-desktop-is-ga/
- Guide to enabling your organization to use Power BI in Microsoft Teams – https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/guide-to-enabling-your-organization-to-use-power-bi-in-microsoft-teams/
- Announcing new deployment pipelines capabilities – https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-new-deployment-pipelines-capabilities
- Power BI Premium per user now generally available for purchase –
- What’s New in Dataflows – April 2021 – https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/whats-new-in-dataflows-april-2021/
- New sharing experience coming soon – https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-sharing-experience-coming-soon/
One of my goals for 2021 is to be more active on Youtube and as a first step I created a Playlist containing some of my available session recordings: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLyrxmFd-qmk4-wWwL6w7ww
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(Virtual) Events in the next weeks
Reading is fun, but (virtual) conferences too…
- 18. March 2021 – Join us for the Azure Synapse Launch event – Microsoft Austria and cubido provide you with a webinar full of Synapse and the future of Analytics. Save the date – The registration page will open soon.
Have a good start into the week!