Azure Big Data Data

Armchair Architects: Data Mesh Architecture

Data meshes are an architectural pattern for implementing enterprise data platforms in large, complex organizations. Data meshes help scale analytics adoption beyond a single platform and a single implementation team. In this episode of the  Azure Enablement Show, David, Uli, and Eric discuss what makes up a data mesh, what data meshes do (and don’t […]

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Top 3 Best Practices for Power BI

There are three best practices you should know when working in data in Power BI. Learn about them with Anna Hoffman, and stars of Guy in a Gube, Adam Saxton and Patrick LeBlanc, this week on Data Exposed.

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AI Power Apps

How to Integrate OpenAI with the Power Platform

Julia Kasper shows us how we can integrate OpenAI into the Power Platform with custom connectors and APIM.

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Is Microsoft DESTROYING Windows with Windows 11?

I have made no secret of my disdain for changes made in Windows 11. It was a driving force for me  experiment with Linux last March and finally break down and buy a MacBook last October. More recently, my wife’s laptop was “stealth upgraded” to Windows 11, which really ticked her off. Fortunately, there is […]

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Azure Open Source

Resolving Azure Data Studio’s Identity Crises

In this video, Erin Stellato (PM for Azure Data Studio) addresses the confusion users have about Azure Data Studio (ADS), including who should use it and how it differs from SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). Azure Data Studio is an Open-Source project available at

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Game developer, Lana Lux, uses PlayFab, GitHub, and Visual Studio to create apocalyptic game STRAIN

In the development of her new game, STRAIN, Lana Lux relies on Azure to create her apocalyptic survival game based in Toronto. Apocalyptic themed games used to be a favorite of mine, but they are too much like current events these days for me to enjoy. 😉 With PlayFab, GitHub, and Visual Studio, Lana can […]

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Azure SQL Microsoft SQL Server

SQL Server 2022: Built-in Query Intelligence [Ep. 3] | Data Exposed

In this episode of Data Exposed with Anna Hoffman and Bob Ward, take advantage of performance and availability for faster queries and to help ensure business continuity. Accelerate query performance and tuning with no code changes required with new Intelligent Query Processing scenarios and Query Store enhancements.

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How to Design a mission-critical workload on Azure

In this video from Microsoft Developer, David Blank-Edelman is joined by Sebastian Bader and Martin Simecek from Microsoft Azure for a deep dive on how to get started designing, deploying, and monitoring mission critical applications, including a look at reference architectures and explanation of some of the terminology.

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Azure Open Source Python

How the Pandas project uses Azure Pipelines

Jeff Reback, core developer on the open-source pandas data science library for Python, explains how GitHub and Azure Pipelines make it easy for the project’s large volunteer developer base to contribute.

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Self taught developer levels the playing field for people with disabilities

To make it easier to play video games with his special needs brother, Alex Dunn created a controller that uses voice and facial cues to help people with physical challenges get back in the game. His Enabled Play Controller makes technology more accessible and personalized for everyone.

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