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Exploring Microsoft Purview for data governance

You've probably heard of Microsoft Purview somewhere. Buck Woody joins Patrick to highlight how Microsoft Purview can help you with data governance. From cataloging to lineage, Purview is a key component for your data strategy! Connect with Buck: https://twitter.com/BuckWoodyMSFT https://www.linkedin.com/in/buckwoody/ Microsoft Purview: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/purview/purview https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/compliance/?view=o365-worldwide https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/purview/

Exploring Microsoft Purview for data governance2022-11-22T08:58:40-05:00

Writing some DAX while looking at Relationships

Every struggle with writing DAX and having to flip between the report view and the model view in Power BI Desktop? The struggle was real! Patrick shows you a new update that overcomes this!

Writing some DAX while looking at Relationships2022-11-13T18:38:22-05:00

The PERFECT Power BI dataflows use case

We get a lot of questions about Power BI dataflows and when to use them. Patrick explores a use case that screams for using dataflows! Are you taking this approach?

The PERFECT Power BI dataflows use case2022-11-02T06:39:38-05:00

Explaining what a Lakehouse is!

You've probably heard the term lakehouse with various services like Azure Synapse Analytics. But what actually is a lakehouse? And why is it different from a data warehouse?

Explaining what a Lakehouse is!2022-11-01T07:15:10-05:00

Make Q&A more effective in Power BI

Most struggle with getting Q&A to be effective in Power BI. Usually this comes down to either model naming or synonyms. Patrick shows you how you can update these and also a nice feature to let you share them with others.

Make Q&A more effective in Power BI2022-10-26T07:04:36-05:00

Parameterize your Notebooks in Azure Synapse

Using notebooks in Azure Synapse Analytics? Do you find yourself wanting to have a dynamic value for use with your pipelines? Patrick shows you how you can accomplish this!

Parameterize your Notebooks in Azure Synapse2022-10-18T08:47:25-05:00

Let Power Query write your SQL for you!

We tell you to push your transformations upstream as much as possible. But you don't know how to write SQL. That's ok, let Power Query do it for you to move your project forward. Patrick shows you how!

Let Power Query write your SQL for you!2022-10-10T03:54:23-05:00

Overcoming a concatenation challenge in Azure Synapse

Using PySpark in Azure Synapse Analytics and found that my regular way of concatenating two strings in T-SQL didn't work. I figured out what you need to do to make this work.

Overcoming a concatenation challenge in Azure Synapse2022-10-07T07:55:28-05:00

Do you need Functions in Power Query?

You can do amazing things in Power Query! Maybe you think to create a function. But do you really need a function for that? Or is it over complicating things?

Do you need Functions in Power Query?2022-09-28T06:14:47-05:00

Rounding out the lakehouse with the GOLD layer in Azure Synapse

We are completing the journey of our lakehouse with our GOLD layer in Azure Synapse. This gives you the table structures you need to start building those amazing reports in Power BI! Stijn Wynants https://twitter.com/SQLStijn

Rounding out the lakehouse with the GOLD layer in Azure Synapse2022-09-27T07:54:03-05:00
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