I will be presenting a new session called Understanding Azure Data Factory: The What, When, and Why. This is an overview session, focused on how Azure Data Factory can fit into larger Business Intelligence, Data Science and Machine Learning projects. We will look at some cool features in Azure Data Factory, but we will not be diving deep into the technology itself. (If you are more interested in that, check out my Azure Data Factory Deep Dives instead.)
I’m also very much looking forward to attending the other sessions scheduled at this Data Soup Virtual Summit:
Do you use Visual Studio Code? If so, I have some cool news for you! The Biml Support extension was released on July 19th, 2019. Once you install it, you can view your Biml files in Visual Studio Code with Biml syntax highlighting. Woohoo!
To install the extension, search for Biml Support (or even just Biml) under Extensions, then click Install. That’s it! :)
Biml Syntax Highlighting
Please note that you only get syntax highlighting with this extension. You do not get the full Biml or .NET intellisense, the BimlScript preview pane, or the ability to generate SSIS packages from Biml. For those things, you will still need BimlExpress for Visual Studio.
However! If you simply want to view your Biml files in a lightweight editor, the Biml Support extension works beautifully :)
SQLSaturday Oslo 2019 is just around the corner! In exactly one month from now, on August 29th, I will be delivering an Azure Data Factory precon. Two days after that, on August 31st, I will be delivering an Azure Data Factory session. It’s going to be a long but absolutely awesome weekend! This is our sixth SQLSaturday in Oslo, and it will be bigger and better than ever :)
At SQLBits 2019, I co-presented the Azure Data Factory Deep Dive with Jason Horner (@jasonhorner). We received great and actionable feedback from our attendees (thank you!) and have been working on improving the session since then. That includes everything from moving sections around for a better flow, to adding newly released features like Wrangling Data Flows.
Since I will be presenting these deep dives alone, I have also made some additional changes. Without an experienced trainer like Jason by my side, I’m not entirely confident running hands-on labs during the day. Instead, I will be focusing on delivering the best and most updated content I can, and let attendees work through labs on their own :)