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Simon Sinek's "Start With Why" is the prequel to Satya Nadella's "Hit Refresh"

Over the last few week's I've been catching up on my reading backlog and serendipity meant that I read Simon Sinek's "Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action" which was published in 2009, shortly followed by Satya Nadella's "Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft's Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone".

Even those these books were published 8 years apart the themes from the first carry on into the second. I've spent a fair bit of my career working in and around Microsoft and I find it a truly fascinating organization, so I felt compelled spend the majority of a Sunday writing down my thoughts on the subject. Head over to LinkedIn to read the article.

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Women in technology: Driving positive change in the industry

Women in technology: Driving positive change in the industry

Carmel Eve

Anyone can be a role model. You don't have to be a veteran in the industry to inspire someone. There are constantly people coming through the pipeline behind you, and in that there is an opportunity to make a real difference.What can you do to drive positive change and help combat the gender imbalance in the tech industry?
Power BI Dataflow refresh polling

Power BI Dataflow refresh polling

Ed Freeman

If you're a frequent user of the Power BI REST API and Power BI Dataflows, you may have come across the problem that there's seemingly no programmatic way to get the refresh history of a Dataflow. The ability to know the status of a refresh operation is useful when you're performing automated operations, and you need to know that something has succeeded or failed before deciding what to do next. For example, a desired feature in the Power BI Service is to be able to refresh a dataflow, and automatically refresh a dataset that depends on that dataflow. Without a refresh history endpoint, this is made more complicated than necessary. This blog outlines a way to programmtically retrieve a Dataflow's refresh history in order to poll a refresh operation's status, useful for any fully automated scenario.
An Overview of the Azure CNAB Quickstarts Library

An Overview of the Azure CNAB Quickstarts Library

Howard van Rooijen

The Azure CNAB Quickstarts Library helps you get up and running with CNAB and Porter. We've built quickstarts covering solutions like WordPress, Ghost, Mattermost, and data platforms like Apache Airflow, SQL Server AlwaysOn clusters and Kubernetes features like an nginx ingress controller and an Azure AD enabled OAuth2 Proxy. We've condensed all our learnings from the past 9 months of working on the project and turned them into a 10 minute video which explains all the key concepts. We hope this video helps accelerate your own CNAB & Porter epiphanies!

Howard van Rooijen

Co-Founder

Howard van Rooijen

Howard spent 10 years as a technology consultant helping some of the UK's best known organisations work smarter, before founding endjin in 2010. He's a Microsoft ScaleUp Mentor, and a Microsoft Azure MVP, and helps small teams achieve big things using data, AI and Microsoft Azure.