Fabric Week
Microsoft Fabric Week

MWelcome to Microsoft Fabric Week!

We are excited to announce our upcoming Microsoft Fabric Content Week, which will take place from 19th – 23rd February 2024. This week-long event is designed to provide you with free online learning opportunities on various topics related to Microsoft Fabric.

Learn from the experts and gain valuable insights and knowledge from leading community members, Microsoft Fabric experts, and MVPs. Get inspired by discovering new ideas and approaches to help you succeed in your work.

Hear all about Data Factory, Data Governance, DAX, Data Ecosystem, Data Integration, Power BI, and more!

Be sure to join us – you won’t want to miss out! Register below.

Microsoft Fabric Content Week is HERE! 🚀

The wait is over, and the excitement is building as we kick off the first ever Microsoft Fabric Week!

Get ready for a week-long journey filled with engaging online learning experiences, exclusively crafted for you. Dive into the world of Microsoft Fabric as we bring you insights from industry experts, community leaders, and MVPs. This is your chance to skyrocket your knowledge and gain invaluable Microsoft Fabric expertise.

Immerse yourself in a sea of topics covering Data Factory, Data Governance, DAX, Data Ecosystem, Data Integration, Power BI, and more. Unleash your potential by discovering innovative ideas and approaches that will elevate your professional journey.

Don’t miss out on the excitement – Register below and become part of Microsoft Fabric Week!

WEBINARS

Data Integration using Data Factory in Microsoft Fabric

Monday | 19th February | 11:00AM CET

Cathrine Wilhelmsen

What is at the core of every Analytics, Data Science, and Machine Learning project? Data!

You need data to understand

what has happened in the past, to predict what may happen in the future, to discover patterns and anomalies, and to gain the insight necessary for making faster and better decisions.

But before you can do any of those things, you need to collect, store, transform, integrate, and prepare your data. In Microsoft Fabric, you can do all of these things by using the Data Factory experience – without writing any code!

In this session, we will go through how to use Pipelines and Dataflows Gen2 for ingesting and transforming data at scale, as well as how to orchestrate, schedule and monitor your workflows. 

Benefits of attending:

Learn how easy it is to automate the often time-consuming and tedious job of collecting and cleaning data for your project!

Includes Demos.

Experience:  Level 100-200

Area of Interest:  IT Pro

Using Lakehouse Data at Scale with Power BI, Featuring Direct Lake Mode

Tuesday | 20th February | 10:00AM CET

Benni De Jagere

Many companies have invested heavily in building data lakes to store large volumes of structured and unstructured data from various sources into Delta Parquet files. These Delta Parquet files can…

be used for a wide range of Analytics and Business Intelligence applications. Most of these organizations struggle to derive insights from their investments due to the complexity of accessing and querying the data, and how to let self-service users connect to this data in the lake using Power BI.

With the introduction of Microsoft Fabric, an all-in-one analytics solution for enterprises, we now have a better approach for this. In this session, we will explore how to use Lakehouse data at scale with Power BI, using the new Direct Lake connectivity mode. Power BI Direct Lake combines the best of both worlds from Import and Direct Query mode, and gives us the option for great performance over data in the lake, without introducing additional latency for dataset refreshes.

We will start by discussing the benefits of the Lakehouse architecture and how it can improve data management and analytics. We will then move on to explore how to connect to Lakehouse data using Power BI by combining both of these architecture components and using each of them to their strengths.

We will also cover best practices for optimizing performance when working with large volumes of data, including using data partitioning and query optimization techniques. We will demonstrate how to use Power BI to analyze Lakehouse data in real-time and how to build reports that provide actionable insights for decision-making.

By the end of the session, attendees will have a solid understanding of how to leverage Lakehouse data at scale with Power BI and how to build powerful analytics solutions that can handle massive amounts of data. Whether you are a data analyst, data scientist, or BI professional, this session will provide you with valuable insights into the world of Lakehouse data and Power BI, featuring the new Direct Lake connectivity mode.

HOT SEAT: Microsoft Fabric

Tuesday | 20th February | 3:30PM CET

John White

*Add questions here. * In this rapid fire Q&A Hot Seat, John White, CTO for tyGraph & Evangelist at AvePoint, answers questions on all things Microsoft Fabric…

John White is the CTO of tyGraph and Evangelist at AvePoint. He has been a Microsoft MVP since 2010 and a dual MVP since 2018 in both Microsoft Apps and Services and Data Platform.  He has spent far too long (since 1990) in the Information Technology space, and possesses a skill set that spans both architecture and development.

Over the past decade, John has focused on the Microsoft collaborative and data platforms and is a frequent speaker on these topics. 

So, get ready for 30 minutes of live Q&A covering the hottest areas of Microsoft Fabric. 

Feel free to submit a question in advance and register for this Hot Seat webinar below. 

Introduction to Microsoft Fabric

Wednesday | 21st February | 11:00AM CET

Mohammed Adnan

In this session, Mohammed will introduce you to Microsoft Fabric, its licensing and its core functionality, which can help organizations to get overview of Fabric and its feature usage.

Optimising DAX Fusion

Thursday | 22nd February | 9AM CET

Phil Seamark

Ever wanted to make your busy matrix visuals in your Power BI reports to load faster? Especially over larger datasets under high concurrency?…

Join Phil Seamark, who is a DAX/Data-Modelling specialist on Microsoft Fabric CAT help you understand why DAX fusion can be critical when it comes to optimising important Power BI reports for high performance. This advanced session covers the various types of DAX Fusion available today in Power BI and shares many techniques that take advantage of fusion to significantly speed up calculations that otherwise appear to follow best practices.

Fostering Trust in Your Data Ecosystem: Building Data Governance in Microsoft Fabric

Thursday | 22nd February | 11:00AM CET

Marthe Moengen

Microsoft Fabric is here to change your world – but will it make Data Governance any easier? Will you as a Data Governance Manager be able to ensure that data remains a strategic asset within the organization? Or…

as a Data Engineer or Analyst, are you curious if Fabric will help you build trusted data assets?

Let’s see how Microsoft Fabric affects your data governance framework, how we can enforce data privacy regulations, and oversee metadata management to drive responsible and ethical data practices. What are domains in Fabric, and how can you use these? What about Purview? How do we balance data access controls and democratizing data insights while maintaining regulatory compliance and safeguarding sensitive information with Microsoft Fabric? Let’s embark on this journey with Microsoft Fabric, and see how it fits in the world of Data Governance.

Benefits of attending the webinar –

Learn what governance features exist in Microsoft Fabric and how you can take advantage of them, and why!


Welcome to a brand new Content Week! This week will focus on Azure AI. 

Join us Jan 15-19 to learn all about Generative AI, Azure Open AI Service, Prompts and more!

View the webinar schedule below:

Azure AI Webinar Schedule

Date & TimeTitleDescriptionSpeaker
15th Jan
11AM
Generative AI in your company: Use Azure OpenAI with your own dataWith the rapid adoption companies across all industries have the opportunity to use generative AI to create personalized content, improve customer engagement, and increase operational efficiency. In this talk, Alexander Wachtel, Microsoft AI MVP & MCT, explains how you can revolutionize your company using Azure OpenAI. Through generative AI and the integration of company-internal knowledge sources, human-like texts can be generated for all customer inquiries. This talk provides a basic understanding of generative AI and introduces the possibilities of Azure OpenAI.Alexander Wachtel

16th Jan

2PM

Adopting the Azure Open AI ServiceThis webinar will both give a basic introduction to the Azure Open AI service, and focus on all the considerations you need to walk through before you start using it. Additionally, we’ll share one or two code snippets to highlight how easy the service is to useCillian Bissett
17th Jan
3PM
Prompts – Engineering or Art of Engaging with LLMs

I am excited to present a session on “Prompt Engineering,” a subject that lies at the intersection of art and science and may well be your next job title. In this session, we will delve into the fascinating realm of prompt engineering, exploring its nuances, intricacies, and its pivotal role in the world of AI.

Topics we will cover include understanding the anatomy of prompts and tokens, the critical relationship between prompts and cost efficiency, and the general and technical recommendations for effective prompt design. We will also dive into the realm of few-shot prompts, prompt chaining, and prompt flow, unlocking their potential for enhancing AI interactions and problem-solving.

Whether you are an aspiring prompt engineer, a seasoned AI professional, or simply curious about the future of human-machine collaboration, this session promises to offer valuable insights, practical knowledge, and learning resources to expand your expertise in prompt engineering.

Join me for an engaging exploration of this dynamic field, and discover how prompt engineering can not only shape the future of AI but also potentially become your next job title. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the art and science of prompt engineering.

We look forward to your participation and meaningful discussions during this session.

Kasam Shaikh
19th Jan
12PM
Features of generative AI workloads on Azure Frank Falvey

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