Wrapping up the Summer o’ ADF 2019

As the 2019 Summer o’ ADF 2019 draws to a close, we look forward to shorter and cooler Autumn days (in the northern hemisphere, at least!), conference season, and the fast-approaching holidays. As always, I had an absolute blast sharing tips and tricks for using Azure Data Factory in the enterprise. I must admit that …
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Overcome Challenges of Lifting and Shifting SSIS to Azure

Enjoy this recording of a free webinar titled Overcome Challenges of Lifting and Shifting SSIS to Azure! In this webinar, I demonstrated challenges of scripting SSIS Catalog Environments, Environment Variables, References, Reference Mappings, and Literals for deployment to another SSIS Catalog. These challenges are particularly troublesome when practicing Lifecycle Management or DevOps with SQL Server …
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Goodbye Microsoft Professional Program and a Question

I was sad to read the announcement of the retirement of the Microsoft Professional Program, I’m still sad about it because it was a good program. Print Your Certificates If you have completed your MPP courses or tracks, please save/print certificates by December 31, 2019.  https://academy.microsoft.com/en-us/professional-program/ According to the website, you should save and / or …
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The First DataSoup Virtual Summit is Live!

Frank La Vigne (@Tableteer | LinkedIn | DataDriven) and I are honored to announce the first DataSoup Virtual Summit! Awesome Speakers! Speakers at first DataSoup Virtual Summit are intelligent, world-renowned experts (plus me!). Head over to the speaker page and check them out. A Virtual Summit is… Different If you sign up to view DataSoup, …
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Honored to Deliver From Zero to ADF at SQL Saturday Pittsburgh!

I am honored to deliver From Zero to ADF – a full-day pre-conference training event held Friday, 04 Oct 2019 – the day before SQL Saturday 907 – Pittsburgh! Abstract From Zero to ADF is designed to jumpstart data engineering and data integration developers, introducing them to Azure Data Factory (ADF). ADF is a cloud …
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Learn Azure Part 0 – Create an Azure Account

If you are interested in learning Azure, cool! I am here to help.™ Let’s begin by thinking about this journey accurately: Azure is not easy. Azure is not simple. Learning Azure will take time. You will experience frustration. Sounds awesome, right?! The preceding list is the bad news. There is good news, though: If learning …
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Data Driven Podcast – Brent Ozar

Frank and I had an awesome time interviewing Brent Ozar (Brent Ozar Unlimited | @BrentO | Professional Blog | Personal Blog) on the Data Driven Podcast! We talked about NoLock, Stoicism, and playing country music backwards – among other things. Check out the show! Season 3 went live last week with John Lee Dumas of …
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Presenting Moving Data with ADF at TriPASS 20 Aug

I am honored to deliver Moving Data with ADF to the Triangle SQL Server Users Group (TriPASS) 20 Aug 2019 starting at 6:00 PM EDT! This event will be streamed live via Twitch. Abstract Azure Data Factory – ADF – is a cloud data engineering solution. ADF version 2 sports a snappy web GUI (graphical …
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Honored to Present From Zero to ADF at SQL Saturday Atlanta – BI Edition

I am honored to deliver my brand-spanking-new full day pre-conference titled From Zero to ADF at SQL Saturday Atlanta – BI Edition 18 Oct 2019! (It still has that new precon smell!) My precon will be delivered at:Microsoft Avalon8000 Avalon BoulevardSuite 900Alpharetta, GA 30009 Abstract From Zero to ADF is designed to jumpstart data engineering …
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