What is Microsoft’s Project Volterra?

Burning the candle at both ends in the UK I followed along with as many sessions as possible from this year's Microsoft Build conference. While my primary focus has and always will be on the Data Platform tech. I couldn't help but take note when Satayla Nednella introduced Project Volterra. The small boxes shown in … Continue reading What is Microsoft’s Project Volterra?

Training Events in 2022 – Q2/Q3

Azure Data Factory & Azure Synapse Analytics Pipelines Training More in person training confirmed with me in June and September 2022. Limited places available, don't miss out. Azure Data Integration Pipelines: Advanced Design & Delivery Monday 27th June - Birmingham Hosted by Cloud Formations Event tickets here: https://www.cloudformations.org/event-details/azure-integration-pipelines-advanced-design-delivery-with-paul-andrew Azure Data Integration Pipelines: Fundamentals to Level … Continue reading Training Events in 2022 – Q2/Q3

Starting Cloud Formations.org

Expert Training Delivered by Industry Leading Microsoft MVPs Background Living in a smallish village with only one pub means a friendly community spirit and often talking to strangers. One such stranger was my neighbour Dan Addy. Who, as we discovered after several pub conversations worked in very similar roles to me, at a similar level. … Continue reading Starting Cloud Formations.org

Building a Data Mesh Architecture in Azure – Part 7

Data Mesh vs Azure -Theory vs practice Use the tag Data Mesh vs Azure to follow this blog series. As a reminder, the four data mesh principals: domain-oriented decentralised data ownership and architecture.data as a product.self-serve data infrastructure as a platform.federated computational governance. Source reference: https://martinfowler.com/articles/data-mesh-principles.html A Quick Recap In Part 1, Part 2 and … Continue reading Building a Data Mesh Architecture in Azure – Part 7

A Spring Board into the Avanade Centre of Excellence (CoE)

A Great Outcome Following the Acquisition of Altius Once upon a time, a grumpy consultant was made even more grumpy (if that was possible) by the news that Altius Data Consulting Ltd was being/had been acquired by the much-much larger Avanade Inc orange machine, complete with Accenture and Microsoft parents, Mum & Dad. I must … Continue reading A Spring Board into the Avanade Centre of Excellence (CoE)

The 5 Year Microsoft MVP Milestone

When logging into my MVP profile to update community activities etc I still have to do a double take when seeing the bookmark image (on the left). Specifically, the 'Number of MVP Awards' sub heading, reading 5. Five consecutive years I've been given this great award from Microsoft as a Most Valuable Professional. Smug face … Continue reading The 5 Year Microsoft MVP Milestone

Becoming an Electricity Island Including Free Fuel for the Car – Part 2

MyEnergi - Zappi Setup with Solar Panels and Electric Car Charging Following on from part 1 of this blog series where I detailed the solar panel and battery storage setup for my house. In this post, I've included details on how I extended this eco-friendly eco-system with a fully electric car or electric vehicle (EV) … Continue reading Becoming an Electricity Island Including Free Fuel for the Car – Part 2