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Data News – 2021-02-22

It’s Monday again and it’s time for #WolfisDataNews again! Power BI Gartner MQ for Analytics and BI Platforms 2021: The new Gartner Magic Quadrant was released in the past week. And Microsoft (with the Power BI platform), well, stayed in … Continue reading

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Data News – 2021-02-15

It’s Monday again and it’s time for #WolfisDataNews again! Power BI Power BI Embedded Generation 2 is in preview for Azure subscriber now! https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-power-bi-embedded-generation-2-preview/ Michael Kovalsky from the Power BI team published a huuuge collection of best practices rules for … Continue reading

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Data News – 2021-02-08

Another week and other data links for you! I hope you had a great weekend – we had spring temperature for a few days in Austria – some gardening plus a long run (21k) .. and now some data news… … Continue reading

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Data Types Conversion Matrix in Power Query

Another useful page for my future reference – Data Types in Power Query describes the available datatypes PLUS a very, very useful Data Types conversion matrix. Convert a decimal number to a date? yes, no, maybe, with a loss of … Continue reading

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Azure Purview Preview (Free) Pricing – Check your Azure Subscription type!

Updates to this topic: Chapters added at the end of the blog post 2021-02-27: Clarification of billing of Azure Purview 2021-02-27: Extension of the Azure Purview Free Preview Period The initial blog post Beginning of December 2020, Azure Purview was … Continue reading

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Data News – 2021-02-01

Another week and other data links for you! I hope you had a great weekend – I spent mine outdoors – long walks and long runs.. and it was great to be outside in the snow! Power BI The new … Continue reading

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The future of Power BI (in the next six months aka 2021 release wave 1 plan)

Yesterday, the new Power Platform release wave was released. The 2021 release wave 1 plan (puh 🙂 ) includes the features planned for April 2021 through September 2021. If you are curious, what the next months will bring into the … Continue reading

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Better Together – Azure Synapse Analytics and Azure Purview

In the past months I had the chance to play with and build solutions based on Azure Synapse Analytics and Azure Purview. Azure Synapse (my Synapse blog entries) as the foundation for a solid platform to store, analyze and build … Continue reading

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What’s new in Azure Synapse Analytics?

Just a quick tip today: The pace of innovation in a cloud environment is a high one. Being updated almost continuously, it is somehow hard to follow all the announcements. In Azure Synapse, there is one menu entry that informs … Continue reading

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Data News – 2021-01-25

Welcome to 2021! Herzlich Willkommen in 2021! Another week and other data links for you! I hope you had a great weekend – I spent mine outdoors – long walks and long runs.. and it was great to be outside … Continue reading

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