Training Events in October 2022

Azure Data Factory & Azure Synapse Analytics Pipeline Training Get your tickets for more in person training with me this October. Limited places available, don't miss out. Azure Data Integration Pipelines: Fundamentals to Level 300 When: Monday, 10th October Where: Lamot Conference & Heritage Centre - Mechelen, Belgium Host: dataMinds Connect Tickets: https://tickets.datamindsconnect.be/ Azure Data … Continue reading Training Events in October 2022

Visio Stencils – For the Azure Solution Architect

I feel like I've mentioned this collateral to loads of people, but only recently releaised that I've never actually blogged about it! So, just a quick post to help anyone that likes Visio and drawing pictures. In short, my brains works best with pictures. I like drawing architecture diagrams and can represent almost anything visually … Continue reading Visio Stencils – For the Azure Solution Architect

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

Conference Friends

Event Buddies - Connecting With Like Minded People In A big Data Community Hey friends! πŸ™‚ Something a little different for this blog post, inspired by an initiative from the organisers of SQLBits. I think the best thing about our industry is the community. It's a friendly community of like-minded professionals all wanting to network … Continue reading Conference Friends

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