Azure

Azure SQL options – The Arrival of the modern data warehouse – part 2

Recently I wrote about the arrival of the modern data warehouse, per Microsoft Azure design concepts. In this I walked you through an introduction of what this really means, from a high level perspective. This included a walk down memory lane as it pertains to the birth and evolution of the concept we call data warehousing. [caption id="attachment_280" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Azure Modern Data Warehouse Architecture[/caption] With this you were able to then establish a great overview of what is coming with this new approach and paradigm in regards to design and architecture. Its always important to understand where you have been. In doing this, giving correct amount of priority to understanding the past, your able to better anticipate the future. You will then better understand where you are going, in relation to Microsoft's modern data warehouse architecture and design. (more…)

By brandon, ago
Azure

The essence, art & science of effective data story telling via Microsoft Power BI

It has been some time since I have really focused in on technical writing, relating to my career. For those that do not know I was a Microsoft MVP for Microsoft Dynamics AX for three years. That came from speaking at events like AXUG Summit, what was once called Microsoft Convergence and other such events like Focus, and so on and so forth. The real 'claim to fame' if any could be attributed to me, was found in my blog focused around all things Microsoft Dynamics AX. That is still up, though the supporting content long gone now. (For reference, that older blog was: http://dynamics-ax.blogspot.com). Here now sitting out some five years from retiring that blog I have wanted to get back into my serial writing habits. I will be the first to admit that it has been hard to have clarity of focus around specific topics of value.  Such topics that I would like to know more about and target with getting back to adding my voice into the community at large. With that I set off to create this site, GoPowerBIPro.com and its sister site, currently under construction Oppia.co. The sister site is really the essence of renewed focus I have that will be driving the content on this site and Oppia.co as well. The word Oppia is a Finnish word that translates into English: "Learn". And that is exactly what the two sites are meant to enable. To help the larger community learn through my ramblings, rants and full register of idea's.

Oppia - Finnish word that translates in English to Learn
With that the singularity in which this blog will focus as been honed and established. That focus then is to help others learn effective data story telling capabilities. Each post then has that essence built into its core and content. (more…)

By Amy George, ago