Join me for A Day of Fabric Data Factory 24 Jun 2024!

Join me 9:00 AM-4:30 PM EDT 24 Jun 2024 for a full day of live and online training! Register today for A Day of Fabric Data Factory and save! Discount ends soon. Course Description Do you want to learn more about cloud data integration using Fabric Data Factory? Is your enterprise planning to migrate its …
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Presenting A Day of Fabric Data Factory 17 May 2024 at Richmond SQL Saturday

I’m honored to deliver A Day of Fabric Data Factory – a full day of Microsoft Fabric Data Factory training 17 May 2024! In this session, we discuss data engineering using Microsoft Fabric Data Factory, compare Azure Data Factory with Fabric Data Factory, and demonstrate how to use Data Factory for data engineering in the modern …
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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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Update on my January 2023 Offer for Free Training

In late January 2023, I shared a post titled “Laid Off? Or the Beginning of Your Next Opportunity?” in which I offered free access to one year of Enterprise Data & Analytics Premium Level – which contains all my recorded training. As you may read in the original post, I was inspired to make the …
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Laid Off? Or the Beginning of Your Next Opportunity?

Updates: The “opp23” limited-time offer has expired. I may make similar offers in the future. The best way to learn of offers from me is to subscribe to my mailing list and check the checkbox labeled “I would like to receive more information about products, services, events, communications, and offers.” If you signed up for …
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As 2022 Closes, I am Grateful…

I write this 26 Dec 2022, about half a week before the end of 2022. How was 2022 for me – personally and professionally? This year was pretty good. For that, I am grateful. God is good. Personal I am aware of – and pray regularly about – troubles in the world. Some are closer …
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Presenting A Day of Azure Data Factory at SQL Saturday Atlanta 2023 – BI & Analytics Edition

I am honored to present A Day of Azure Data Factory at SQL Saturday Atlanta 2023 – BI & Data Analytics Edition (#1042) 24 Feb 2023! Abstract In this session we provision an Azure Data Factory (ADF) and demonstrate many uses for ADF in the modern data enterprise, including: Editing ADF pipeline JSON Version control integration Copying data …
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