Tinkering with Fabric Data Factory Framework Functionality

I recently asked myself, “Self, is it possible to apply framework functionality to Fabric Data Factory?” I decided to investigate. My first stop when tinkering with frameworks is the parent-child design pattern. You can view the livestream and watch me tinker in real time here. Enjoy! :{> Learn More! Azure QuickStart Premium includes access to …
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Change a Fabric Workspace Name

I admit, this functionality may not be as useful for you as it is to me. Why do I like it so much? Well, I tweeted about it: “Impending blog: Changing a #Fabric workspace name. I find this functionality cool because it allows me to build a demo to capture screenshots for the presentation, change …
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Fabric: Test-Driving the New Office 365 Outlook Data Factory Activity

In my last post titled Fabric: Load Data from a CSV File Stored in Azure Blob Storage to Azure SQL DB, I documented one way to create a pipeline to load data from a CSV file stored in Azure Blob Storage to an Azure SQL Database in a new Fabric workspace. In this post, I …
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A Procrastination Tale

Late in the evening of 30 Dec, the temperature in casa de Leonard began dropping. The thermostat continued to report a 68°F setting, our setting for cool-ish to downright cold evenings. When I first checked the in-house temperature a little after midnight, the current temperature read 64°F. By morning, the current temperature had dropped to …
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Fabric: Load Data from a CSV File Stored in Azure Blob Storage to Azure SQL DB

In November 2023, I shared how to start learning Microsoft Fabric in a post titled Start a Fabric Free Trial. In December 2023, I shared how to Create a Workspace in Fabric. In this post, I document one way to create a pipeline to load data from a CSV file stored in Azure Blob Storage to …
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Create a Workspace in Fabric

In November 2023, I shared how to start learning Microsoft Fabric in a post titled Start a Fabric Free Trial. Once your free trial is set up, one good next step is to create a Workspace. Begin by browsing to Fabric at app.fabric.microsoft.com: After logging in, select any of the available capabilities displayed on the …
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Save Money on Azure SQL DB

Regular readers of this blog know I am all about saving money. I’ve blogged about ways to set up inexpensive instances of Azure SQL DB. I recently learned a couple new ways to save even more money working with Azure SQL. Both methods begin the same: The Stuff in Common Begin by connecting to the Azure …
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The John Barker Mentoring Project

John Barker retired from the US Air Force in or around 1975. He returned home to rural Blackstone Virginia, in part to help care for his aging parents. He had experience in electronics as a technician and built a Southwest Technical Products M6800 computer kit. Although I’m not sure this is an accurate image of …
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SQL Server Integration Services Extensions Updates

It’s been a while since I blogged about SSIS extensions to Visual Studio. For that, I apologize. During my hiatus, The Microsoft SSIS Team appears to have separated the SSIS extensions for Visual Studio 2019 and Visual Studio 2022. The latest version of the Visual Studio 2019 SSIS extension is version 4.5, updated on my …
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Testing New SSIS Extensions – Some Basics

Featured image test tube drawing attribution: Test Vectors by Vecteezy. How do I test new SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) extensions and updates to Visual Studio? I have a collection of virtual servers that run locally on my laptop. SSIS extensions for Visual Studio 2019 and Visual Studio 2022 are now separate downloads (see the …
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