From Cosmos DB to the Synapse Dedicated SQL Pool

With the announcement back at Ignite that SQL Server 2022 will have support for Synapse Link, I figured it would be a good idea to put together a quick post showing how you can use Synapse Link today, using the already-available connector for Cosmos DB as an example. I don't know if the behavior will…

Scheduling Azure ML Compute Instances

Not too long ago, I mentioned that compute instances in Azure Machine Learning are lacking one critical thing: auto-stop functionality. The single biggest problem I have with compute instances is that there is no auto-stop functionality to them. This is really frustrating because you’re paying for that virtual machine like you would any other, so…

Upping My Audio Quality Game

A few months ago, Anthony Nocentino discussed his Pluralsight setup. I decided that this was a good time to take advantage of a friend's knowledge and upgrade my system. Obligatory Warnings Before I get into the setup, I have to lay out some warnings. You get two classes of obligatory warning here: first, that I…

Low-Code Azure ML: Wrapping Up

This is part seven in a series on low-code machine learning with Azure ML. What Did We Learn? Over the course of this series, we learned how to use Azure Machine Learning to train models and score data without writing a line of code. We first learned how to create a workspace in Azure Machine…

Upcoming Events: Edmonton Microsoft Data Professionals

Key Details What: Edmonton Microsoft Data Professionals user group.Where: Edmonton, Alberta by way of the internet.When: Thursday, January 20th.Admission is free. Register on the Edmonton Microsoft Data Professionals meetup. What I’m Presenting 2022-01-20 — 18:30 – 20:30 PM EST — Data Virtualization with PolyBase. This talk is still focused on SQL Server 2019, though with 2022 coming out…