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Exploring Strategies Enabled By Microsoft Fabric

Exploring Strategies Enabled By Microsoft Fabric

Barry Smart

Explore building situational awareness and leveraging strategic opportunities with Microsoft Fabric in this concise overview.
How .NET 7.0 boosted AIS.NET performance by 19%

How .NET 7.0 boosted AIS.NET performance by 19%

Ian Griffiths

When we benchmarked endjin's AIS.NET library on .NET 7.0, we were delighted to see substantial performance gains, with no extra work required.
Notebooks in Azure Databricks

Notebooks in Azure Databricks

Jessica Hill

This blog post explores interactive notebooks in Azure Databricks. An Azure Databricks Notebook is a powerful data science tool that support exploratory data analysis, hypothesis testing, data cleaning and transformation, data visualisation, statistical modeling and machine learning.
Developing a Data Mesh Inspired Vision Using Microsoft Fabric

Developing a Data Mesh Inspired Vision Using Microsoft Fabric

Barry Smart

Explore Microsoft Fabric, inspired by Data Mesh, for a data-driven strategy. Learn to approach a Data Mesh vision using this powerful tool.
How Does Microsoft Fabric Measure Up To Data Mesh?

How Does Microsoft Fabric Measure Up To Data Mesh?

Barry Smart

Explore Data Mesh's influence on Microsoft Fabric, addressing gaps in data product marketplace, standards, master data management, and governance.
Microsoft Fabric Is A Socio-Technical Endeavour

Microsoft Fabric Is A Socio-Technical Endeavour

Barry Smart

Creating a successful organisation-wide data and analytics platform isn't just about architecture, schemas and semantic models. It's also about culture, organisational design and people. This blog explores the socio-technical nature of data and analytics and how this should influence your approach to adoption of Microsoft Fabric.
C# Design Patterns - Iterator - The Pattern

C# Design Patterns - Iterator - The Pattern

Liam Mooney

Explore the iterator design pattern in C#, its importance in programming, and learn how to implement it.
Architecture Decision Records

Architecture Decision Records

James Broome

Explore the benefits of Architecture Decision Records (ADRs) in technical design, with real-world examples applied to different scenarios.
Copilot - Are You Ready to Unleash the Power of AI in Self Service Analytics?

Copilot - Are You Ready to Unleash the Power of AI in Self Service Analytics?

James Broome

Explore AI-powered self-service reporting with tools like Copilot in Power BI and Microsoft Fabric, balancing benefits and pitfalls.
Agile teams often get their planning and priorities wrong

Agile teams often get their planning and priorities wrong

Matthew Adams

Do you struggle to manage conflicting demands from multiple stakeholders, even when they have agreed about the relative priority of their requests? Apply a budgeting methodology to agile projects for better planning and communication with the team and wider stakeholders.
Microsoft Fabric: Announced

Microsoft Fabric: Announced

Ed Freeman

Microsoft Fabric unifies Power BI, Data Factory & Data Lake on Synapse infrastructure, reducing cost & time while enabling citizen data science.
What is OneLake?

What is OneLake?

Ed Freeman

Explore OneLake, Microsoft Fabric's core storage for data in Azure & other clouds. Discover its role in Fabric workloads, the OneDrive equivalent for data storage.
Azure Synapse Analytics versus Microsoft Fabric: A Side by Side Comparison

Azure Synapse Analytics versus Microsoft Fabric: A Side by Side Comparison

Barry Smart

In this Microsoft Fabric vs Synapse comparison we examine how features map from Azure Synapse to Fabric.
Intro to Microsoft Fabric

Intro to Microsoft Fabric

Ed Freeman

Microsoft Fabric unifies data & analytics, building on Azure Synapse Analytics for improved data-level interoperability. Explore its offerings & pros/cons.
Rx.NET v6.0 Now Available

Rx.NET v6.0 Now Available

Ian Griffiths

For the first time since 2020, a new release of Rx.NET is available, supporting .NET 6 and .NET 7.
Notebooks in Azure Synapse Analytics

Notebooks in Azure Synapse Analytics

Jessica Hill

Discover the use of Synapse Notebooks in Azure Synapse Analytics for data analysis, cleaning, visualization, and machine learning.
Version Control in Databricks

Version Control in Databricks

Elisenda Gascon

Explore how to implement source control in Databricks notebooks, promoting software engineering best practices.
Exploring OpenChain: From License Compliance to Security Assurance

Exploring OpenChain: From License Compliance to Security Assurance

Charlotte Gayton

Open-source software has become an essential part of many organisation's software supply chain, however, this poses challenges with license compliance and security assurance.
Using Cloud CI/CD in Zero Trust Environments

Using Cloud CI/CD in Zero Trust Environments

James Dawson

Performing certain deployment operations from a cloud-based CI/CD agent against resources that are only accessible via private networking are problematic. The often-cited solution is to use your own hosted agents that are also connected to the same private networks, however, this introduces additional costs and maintenance overhead. This post discusses an approach that combines the use of cloud-based CI/CD agents with 'just-in-time' allow-listing as an alternative to operating your own private agents.
C# 11.0 new features: Span<char> pattern matching

C# 11.0 new features: Span<char> pattern matching

Ian Griffiths

C# 11.0 adds some new pattern matching features. In this post, Ian shows the new support for matching lists.
Ask the right questions to get your data insights projects back on track

Ask the right questions to get your data insights projects back on track

Matthew Adams

Learn about the thinking behind endjin's Power BI Maturity assessment by applying Wardley Doctrine, and asking more questions.
SQLbits 2023 - The Best Bits

SQLbits 2023 - The Best Bits

Barry Smart

This is a summary of the sessions I attended at SQLbits 2023 in Newport Wales, which is Europe's largest expert led data conference.
Working with JSON in Pyspark

Working with JSON in Pyspark

Charlotte Gayton

This blog shows how to transform a document based format to a tabular format whilst managing all the nested properties
Using the Playwright C# SDK to automate 2FA authentication for AAD and MSA

Using the Playwright C# SDK to automate 2FA authentication for AAD and MSA

Howard van Rooijen

Learn to configure AAD or MSA 2FA profiles for UI automation testing with Time-based One-Time Passwords.
Creating Pester Unit Tests in PowerShell

Creating Pester Unit Tests in PowerShell

Charlotte Gayton

Why you should make writing unit tests a regular practice and how they will improve your code. This blog explains how to write unit tests in PowerShell using Pester.