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Passionately curious about Data, Databases and Systems Complexity. Data is ubiquitous, the database universe is dichotomous (structured and unstructured), expanding and complex. Find my Database Research at SQLToolkit.co.uk . Microsoft Data Platform MVP

"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing" Einstein



Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Microsoft Inspire 2019 Corenotes

The Microsoft Inspire 2019 Corenotes with Satya Nadella and Brad Smith is being livestreamed tomorrow starting at 8:30AM PT. It can be watched on You Tube.  Microsoft Inspire is where partners meet to connect, collaborate and celebrate as one community.


Monday, 1 July 2019

A Second Data Platform MVP Award

I am very excited to have received my second Data Platform MVP award. What an honour to receive this along with so many amazing Most Valuable Professionals (MVP).  It is such a privilege to share my passion for data with the community #MVPBuzz #SQLFamily 


The Microsoft Data Platform award is an amazing award. It recognizes exceptional technology community leaders worldwide who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with users and Microsoft.

There are so many exciting things approaching to share with the community. A few highlights are:

  • Microsoft Ignite
  • PASS Summit
  • Data Relay UK
  • SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters when it becomes available

I am keen to see what advancements may come from AI integration and always thinking about diversity and inclusion. It is great to think about data strategy and the power it holds over the future of business.

Thursday, 20 June 2019

The Common Data Model

The Common Data Model (CDM) is a standard and extensible collection of schemas (entities, attributes, relationships) that represents business concepts and activities with well-defined semantics, to facilitate data interoperability. 

The Common Data Model, that was announced at Ignite, as part of the Open Data Initiative, a jointly-developed vision by Microsoft, Adobe and SAP. CDM is already supported in the Common Data Service, Dynamics 365, PowerApps, Power BI, and upcoming Azure data services. This data is continually developing at Microsoft. I do wonder what consistency there will be between the Microsoft Common Data Model and the Splunk Common Information Model






























Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Lineage Power BI

The lineage view was announced at the Business Applications Summit. It is coming to the Power BI service so you can soon trace all your data from source to report.

Sunday, 16 June 2019

Shared and certified datasets

Microsoft certified data sets shared at the Buisness Applications Summit, will discover and reuse trusted data assets in your organization.


Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Microsoft Business Application Summit

It is the Microsoft Business Application Summit in at Atlanta, Georgia 10-11 June 2019 and there was a raft of new features launched yesterday for Power BI relating to AI and Enterprise features. The notes of the key features are below:





















New AI and Enterprise features for Power BI are covered in depth
What’s new and planned for business intelligence future release dates are shared

Microsoft Power BI: The future of modern BI - roadmap and vision video

Watch on-demand sessions from the event

June release of Power BI Desk. This incorporates some exciting Q & A changes.

Monday, 10 June 2019

1 Million Women in STEM


1MWIS (1 million women in STEM) is a campaign seeking to profile a million women working in STEM disciplines to provide visible role models for the next generation of girls. There is now a significant amount of research showing that visible female role models serve to increase the number of girls pursuing STEM subjects in higher education and of those role models, real women (over celebrities, historical figures etc.) have the most influence.  

I have the honour to be listed in the technology section .

My entry is here. I hope it inspires the next generation.