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Microsoft Fabric MVP Corner – June 2023

About this blog series

Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals, or MVPs, are technology experts who passionately share their knowledge with the community. They are always on the “bleeding edge” and have an unstoppable urge to get their hands on new, exciting technologies. They have very deep knowledge of Microsoft products and services, while also being able to bring together diverse platforms, products, and solutions, to solve real world problems. To learn about the Microsoft MVP Award and to find MVPs, visit the official website: https://mvp.microsoft.com/.
 
The Microsoft Fabric team presents you with a blog series “Microsoft Fabric MVP Corner” to highlight selected content related to Fabric and created by MVPs. Dive into a collection of content created by MVPs that includes blogs, videos, articles, live streams, podcasts, and more. Delve into these valuable resources and immerse yourself in the wealth of knowledge and insights shared by our esteemed MVP community. Enjoy reading, watching, and listening to these informative resources!
  

This month’s MVP content

Amit Chandak Amit Chandak (Twitter: @amitchandak78)

Video: Microsoft Fabric-What it is, Why Use, Who Should, When and How to use

Description: In this video Amit tries to answer some fundamental questions related to Microsoft Fabric, like what it is and who, when and how should use this platform. If you are looking for detailed videos to learn Microsoft Fabric, check out the whole playlist from Amit.

Andy Cutler Andy Cutler (Twitter: @MrAndyCutler)

Video: Synapse Data Warehouse in Fabric: SQL Endpoint vs Warehouse

Description: We can create a Lakehouse and also a Warehouse in Fabric…but what are the functional differences between SQL in the Lakehouse SQL Endpoint and a Warehouse? In this video let’s take a look at supported SQL syntax between the Lakehouse SQL Endpoint and a Warehouse. For more Fabric (and Azure Synapse!) content from Andy see his blog serverlesssql.com.

Brian Bønk Brian Bønk

Blog post: Kusto in Fabric, with Magic

Description: In this blog post Brian presents the new magic of KQL for use in Jupyter Notebooks and how to implement and utilize it for data transformation inside the Fabric experience. For more Kusto and SQL related content from Brian consider subscribing to his newsletter.

Dennes Torres Dennes Torres (Twitter: @dennes)

Blog post: Microsoft Fabric: Data Warehouse Ingestion using T-SQL and more

Description: In this article you will discover what’s possible with a Microsoft Fabric Data Warehouse, including how to ingest data using T-SQL, model the tables and produce reports.

Erwin de Kreuk Erwin de Kreuk (Twitter: @erwindekreuk)

Article: Connecting Event Hubs in Microsoft Fabric

Description: In this article Erwin explains how to connect Azure Event Hubs with EventStream in Microsoft Fabric and load data to a Lakehouse. Also, do not miss Erwin’s Microsoft Fabric Content Hub, a great repository of links to useful Microsoft Fabric resources.

Gaston Cruz Gaston Cruz (Twitter: @GastonFCruz)

Video: The Power of Microsoft Fabric | Power Mates Intro to a Game-Changing Platform

Description: Power Mates is all about real-world implementations, cutting-edge insights, and mind-blowing innovations across multiple industries around Microsoft Power Platform and Microsoft Fabric. It’s a vibrant community where professionals can engage, share insights, and collaborate. In this episode Gaston and Alex Rostan provide a quick introduction to Fabric.

Gerson Geraldo Viergutz Gerson Geraldo Viergutz (Twitter: @gerson_mvp)

Video: [PT] Microsoft Fabric – NOVIDADE Microsoft (“Microsoft Fabric – NEW Microsoft”)

Description: Visão geral do Microsoft Fabric e como habilitar o Microsoft Fabric | Microsoft Fabric overview and how to enable Microsoft Fabric.

Hariharan Rajendran Hariharan Rajendran (Twitter: @imhariharanr)

Video: Microsoft Fabric | What is inside & Quick walk-through | Developer and Admin experience

Description: In this video Hariharan provides a quick walk through for developers and admins to understand the Microsoft Fabric platform. Also, Fabric admins can make use of Hari’s blog post on accessing Fabric/Power BI tenant settings.

Ian Griffiths Ian Griffiths (Twitter: @idg10)

Video: Microsoft Fabric Briefing – after 6 months of use on the private preview

Description: In this 20-minute chat, Ian interviews his teammates from Endjin (Microsoft’s partner participating in the private preview of Fabric) – Barry Smart, Director of Data & AI, and Ed Freeman, Senior Data Engineer, about their experiences of this new unified data platform.

John White John White (Twitter: @diverdown1964)

Blog post: Understanding licensing for Microsoft Fabric from a Power BI perspective

Description: Power BI licensing has always taken some explanation. Microsoft Fabric brings a whole new level to it. This post attempts to explain licensing as simply as possible.

Kathrin Borchert Kathrin Borchert (Twitter: @Mirrortears)

Daily tip on LinkedIn: How to create a Domain?

Description: Kathrin likes to post small, animated gifs which include instructions on how you can do useful things in Fabric or Power BI, like creating Domains. Check out her “Power BI/ Fabric Tips of the Day” on LinkedIn.

Kevin Chant Kevin Chant (Twitter: @kevchant)

Blog post: Spreading your Power BI wings with Microsoft Fabric

Description: Covers spreading your Power BI wings with Microsoft Fabric. Also, Kevin covered Microsoft Fabric from a SQL Server perspective in one of his previous posts.

Leila Etaati
Reza Rad
Leila Etaati (Twitter: @leila_etaati)
Reza Rad (Twitter: @Rad_Reza)

Blog post: Microsoft Fabric Notebook: What and Why?

Description: One of the objects in the Microsoft Fabric is the Notebook. If you haven’t worked with Azure Notebooks before, you might ask yourself: “What is Notebook? Why should I use it?”. These are questions that Leila and Reza answer in this blog post and the accompanying video. Make sure you don’t miss other blogs and videos on Fabric from Leila and Reza!

Marthe Moengen Marthe Moengen (Twitter: @mmoengen)

Blog post: What are Dataflows Gen 2 in Fabric?

Description: What are Dataflows Gen 2 in Fabric and how do they differ from Dataflows Gen 1? What are the new features and how can we take advantage of these? Read this blog post from Marthe to find out!

Melissa Coates Melissa Coates

Blog post: Power BI Admin Role Changing to Fabric Admin

Description: The Power BI Administrator role is about to be renamed to Microsoft Fabric Administrator. What does this really mean? Is it more than a name change? You bet it is! The scope of administrator responsibilities is expanding to include the foundation of the Fabric SaaS platform.

Nicky van Vroenhoven Nicky van Vroenhoven (Twitter: @NickyvV)

Blog post: What Is Microsoft Fabric and Why Should I Care?

Description: In this blog Nicky covers what Microsoft Fabric is and what he thinks are the advantages and things to remember. Nicky also point out what these changes mean for a Power BI developer and how to get started with learning Fabric. Also, check out a short video from Nicky on how to get started with Fabric.

Parvinder Chana Parvinder Chana (Twitter: @parvchana)

Video: Exploring Dataflow Gen2: Loading Data to the Lakehouse – Microsoft Fabric

Description: Discover how Dataflow Gen2 can significantly enhance your data loading process, specifically for a Lakehouse — a groundbreaking combination of data warehouse and data lake concepts that has transformed data management for organizations worldwide. Do not miss other videos on Fabric from Parvinder – see his Microsoft Fabric playlist.

Rafael Mendonca Rafael Mendonça (Twitter: @rafaelmpsantos)

Video: [PT] Microsoft Fabric – Novo Serviço dentro do seu Power BI – Vai Mudar TUDO!!! (“A new service inside your Power BI – It will change EVERYTHING!!!”)

Description: Conheça como habilitar o Fabric e criar seu primeiro pipeline utilizando a ferramenta | Learn how to enable fabric and create your first pipeline using the tool.

Renato Lira Renato Lira (Twitter: @renatolira1986)

Blog post: Microsoft Fabric is the best Power BI upgrade so far!

Description: The integration of Microsoft Fabric into Power BI introduces the Direct Lake feature, enabling seamless data consumption from shared storage. By optimizing several engines functions to use the same file format, delta-parquet, data duplication is eliminated. This restructuring allows the use of Python and R in notebooks, expanding data analysis capabilities. As a result, Power BI becomes a more unified, flexible tool, with more powerful ways to do data manipulations capable to provide valuable business insights.

Reza Rad Reza Rad (Twitter: @Rad_Reza)

Blog post: Lakehouse VS. Warehouse VS. Datamart – The Difference Between The Three Fabric Objects

Description: Three types of objects in the Microsoft Fabric have similarities in what they can do for an analytics system. These three are: Lakehouse, Data Warehouse, and Power BI Datamart. All three objects provide storage for the data, which can be loaded into them using an ETL process and read using something like a Power BI report. In this blog post and the accompanying video Reza explains the actual differences and how to choose the best option for your implementation and architecture.

Simon Whiteley
Craig Porteous
Simon Whiteley (Twitter: @MrSiWhiteley)
Craig Porteous (Twitter: @CPorteous)

Video: Advancing Fabric – The Data Warehouse Experience Advancing Fabric – A Quick Microsoft Fabric Tour

Description: An initial walkthrough of Microsoft Fabric and it’s various experiences, followed by a slightly deeper dive into the Data Warehouse experience. Also, do not miss other Advancing Fabric videos.

  

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