Category Archives: Azure

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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Connectors in Power Query (reference link)

Sometimes even the internet has some real treasures hidden and I found on this weekend. In many workshops my customers ask me – “Wolfgang, is connector to system XYZ supported in Power BI datasets AND dataflows?” .. and in some … Continue reading

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Continuous Integration for the BI Team session at ExpertsLive Austria 2021

It’s my first conference in 2021 – and it was planned as a local one.. but as things changed the ExpertsLive Austria 2021 conference went virtual too.. I am speaking today about Continuous Integration for the BI Team: In many … Continue reading

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Azure Synapse Analytics end-to-end: From your database and sensors to a Power BI dashboard

In todays blog post I would like to build an end-to-end solution to combine data coming from different sources and stored in different form factors into a single Power BI data model using Azure Synapse Analytics. The Basics to start … Continue reading

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Speaking at ExpertsLive.at about Continuous Integration for the BI Developer

The new year is only one day old and I am happy to announce that I will speak at the 2021 edition of Experts Live Austria conference on Friday, 8th January 2021 It will be an online event and I … Continue reading

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Do you know PASSTV?

If you had no chance to attend the Virtual 2020 PASS Summit, there are some sessions (and keynotes) available for on-demand viewing at the PASS TV page. I especially liked the day 2 keynote with Microsoft Technical Fellow Hanuma Kodavalla … Continue reading

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Azure Purview – Use the Starter Kit to create a data estate demo environment

Maybe you’ve heard of Azure Purview, the new Azure data governance service, that was released into public preview in the beginning of December 2020. Very often, when I want to test some new services I miss some infrastructure and environments … Continue reading

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Azure Purview – How to get your External Connections menu

During my tests with Azure Purview I found out, that in my demo accounts (I created multiple to test it) the Management menu was missing some items. Updated post: 2020-12-07 9:30 pm -> Read the Information from the Purview team … Continue reading

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Create your own Purview catalog instance

After the announcement of the Azure Purview preview, the first videos published (Microsoft Mechanics and Simon Whiteley), my first Purview overview blog post it is now time to start with Azure Purview and create our first instance. Creation and (Initial) … Continue reading

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