Earlier this week the thirteenth edition of the (virtual) dataMinds Connect conference took place. Traditionally organized as an in-person event, happening in Belgium, they moved to an online delivery for the first time this year.
The event is organized by the people from the dataMinds community and is aimed at bringing together people with a passion for the Microsoft Data platform.
Aside from an amazing closing keynote with Rohan Kumar, our Azure Data CVP, they had an impressive line-up of speakers from the community, companies and also Microsoft, delivering close to 50 hours of live quality content! Great to see was how they organized the content in 8 tracks, catering to people with different interests but also varying skill levels (kudos for the newcomer and expert tracks). Most of the sessions were recorded and will be published online 🙌. I have a bit of a sweet spot for AI and machine learning, so that's where I spent most of my time. So looking forward to seeing the recordings come online 🎥!
As Microsoft, we were a conference partner, and had a virtual booth, delivered through Microsoft Teams. We shared a bunch of learning resources, across our database, analytics and AI products and services. You've likely absorbed a lot of information during the conference.
To make sure you make the most of it, we're providing you with a list of resources to help you develop your skills further.
- Azure SQL Fundamentals (MS Learn)
- Azure SQL Documentation
- Azure SQL Bootcamp by Anna Hoffman and Bob Ward
- Data Exposed show on Channel 9
- What is Azure Synapse Analytics
- Azure Analytics Reference Architectures
- Implementing a Data Warehouse with Azure Synapse Analytics (MS Learn)
- Azure Synapse Demo videos
- What is Microsoft Machine Learning
- Getting started with Azure AI (MS Learn)
- Microsoft AI Reference Architectures
- Standardizing the Machine Learning lifecycle
- SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines
- Introducing SQL Server 2019
- The essential guide to data in the cloud: a handbook for DBAs
For a list of all our local Azure events, check our events page. Virtual Training Day events give you a technology introduction, whereas the Discover events allow you to get a hands-on experience.
- Microsoft Azure Virtual Training Day: Intelligent Decision Making Through Modern Data Warehousing
- Microsoft Azure Virtual Training Day: Modernizing Web Applications and Data
- Microsoft Discover: Analytics in a Day by Element61 (Oct 14)
- Microsoft Discover: Database Modernization in a Day by Kohera (Oct 21)
- Microsoft Discover: Analytics in a Day by Cegeka (Nov 24)
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