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dataMinds Connect 2023

event starts

9 Oct 2023

event ends

10 Oct 2023


Lamot Conference and Heritage Center, Van Beethovenstraat 8-10, 2800 Mechelen Mechelen, Belgium

dataMinds Connect is a 2 day in-person event in the wonderful city of Mechelen, Belgium. It's an IT related event with a specific focus on the Microsoft Data Platform

While some people may still refer back to the original name of SQL Server Days, we've adopted our dataMinds Connect brand 6 years ago keeping in mind the same core values. 2 days filled with learning, networking and a whole lot of laughs while doing so! 

This year will be the 16th edition of the conference, and running for the seventh time as dataMinds Connect. Aiming to bring together all people with a passion for the Microsoft Data Platform, in all flavours possible, we're hoping to reunite with our many community members in person again, and share our common passion. Reunite with old and familiar faces, and embrace a lot of new ones!

Go ahead and clearly mark Monday October 9th and Tuesday October 10th 2023 in your schedule, as these will be 2 days you don't want to miss!


For those keen on reliving the memories of dataMinds Connect 2021 and dataMinds Connect 2022, or want to get an impression of what is like, you can refer to the official aftermovies on YouTube for 2021 and 2022, or a small collection of photos taken on the conference day (Tuesday) of previous editions in 2021 and 2022

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Call for Speakers
Call opens at 9:00 AM

13 Feb 2023

Call closes at 11:59 PM

03 Jun 2023

This event is in Romance Daylight Time (UTC+02:00) timezone.
Closing time in your timezone () is .


When in doubt, or you do not agree with something we have put on here, reach out to the organising team for more information! We are all human beings here, so there is nothing we can't have a civil conversation about to figure things out. At the end of the day, this is ran by volunteers trying to bring together people with a shared passion for data. 
Seriously, talk to us.


There are a number of optional fields in this Call for Speakers, any context you can provide to help us make an informed decision is greatly appreciated. You can only fill in the required ones, if you think this provides enough information. Feel free to use the notes section liberally!


All people involved in our event, are required to adhere to our Code of Conduct. We want this be an event where everyone should feel welcome and accepted, regardless of their background or characteristics. There will be options to confide in different persons in case of reporting incidents and violations. Any person breaching the Code of Conduct, will potentially be removed from the event, regardless of their role of engagement. 


We wholeheartedly encourage all new speakers to submit a proposal as a Newcomer. To be clear, new speakers are considered to be people who have not yet spoken at a (technical) conference or larger event. User Group sessions, webinars and client/team presentations are not taken into account for this categorization. 

Each new speaker will be paired up with a buddy/mentor, who will provide them with highly valuable tips & tricks. Even more so, we'll provide new speakers with all assistance they need and want whilst preparing for their debut.

Submitting as a new speaker, means you agree to meet with your buddy/mentor and collaborate on your session. 

P.S. We verify the people that submit as new speakers, so we can make sure to keep those spots for actual new speakers. 


Open for all sessions related to the Microsoft Data Platform, in all possible flavours. Going from your more traditional DBA and BI topics, to modern data topics like Data Lakehouses and Data Virtualization. If it's related to the Microsoft Data Platform, we want it!

Non-tech sessions, contributing to a better and more diverse community, are welcomed with open arms. Think Mental Health for IT Pros, Imposter Syndrome, Amplifying Diversity & Inclusion, Career & Personal Growth, ...

All conference sessions will be 60 minutes (including at least 5 minutes of Q&A), and allocated to a track by the organising team.


Proposals for precon sessions (full day workshops) are very welcomed, but bear in mind that we're also searching for good fits on our own. It may be possible that certain slots will be already booked. 

We will be closing the Call for Precon sessions 2 weeks earlier (Saturday May 20th 2023). The session selection for the precon sessions will be shortly after, so we can inform those that selected at that point. Should you want to withdraw after this selection, that is perfectly fine.

A precon session (full day workshop) will be compensated by using our proposed payment scheme. A flat fee of 2.500€ (excl. VAT) is used as a default payment, regardless of the attendees that register. For every attendee following the 30th person, we'll add another 40€ (excl. VAT) to the grand total. 

This compensation is per session, in the case of multiple speakers they have to agree how to divide the sum. Microsoft FTEs are barred from this type of compensation, where alternative options can be discussed. 

EXPERT SESSIONS (400+, blow out some brains):

To continue our good tradition to specifically plan expert level sessions (400+), we're specifically looking for deep-dive sessions on advanced, complex topics. When submitting a session like this, please make sure you clearly outline any prerequisites the attendees should have. We're aiming at enough level 400-500 (or higher) sessions, to offer a wide variety of sessions and topics.


Our target audience can best be described as a majority of technical people, in a variety of data-facing roles. Whilst most of our attendees are not budget holders or decision-makers, they will have significant influence in the decision-making process. Their experience will vary between people just starting out in their current role, trying to absorb all the knowledge they can, and well-experienced people just there to broaden their with that one specific extra edge case. 

For example, these are job titles that come back in our post-event evaluation: Database Administration, Database Developer, BI Analyst, BI Engineer, Data Scientist, Data Engineer, Data Architect, Data Analytics Engineer, Azure Data Administrator, ...

As dataMinds Connect, we also work together with a couple of colleges and universities in Belgium and allow students to attend. 


dataMinds Connect is organized by a group of volunteers in their spare time. If you want to know more about these people, you can find more details on our webpage


Speakers will be asked to travel to Belgium for the event, and any exceptions should be discussed with the organising team.

We're moving forward with an in-person event, keeping a close eye on safety and health recommendations. If need be, we will be prepared to cancel at any given time to safeguard the well-being of every person involved.  


  • Monday February 13th 2023: Call for Speakers open
  • Saturday May 20th 2023: Call for Precon Speakers close
  • Thursday June 1st 2023: Ticket Sales open
  • Saturday June 3rd 2023: Call for Speakers close
  • Tuesday June 6th 2023: Session selection process
  • Wednesday June 7th 2023: Session selection feedback
  • Thursday June 22nd 2023: Schedule announcement to public (Precon & Regular Sessions)
  • Monday October 9th 2023: Precon Day
  • Tuesday October 10th 2023: Conference Day

all submitted sessions

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expenses covered

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We'll be offering booked accommodation for 1 night at one of the selected hotels.

594 submissions
Submitted sessions
Hélène Kielbowicz
  • The ComColors model for colourful and efficient teams
Bogdan Crivat
  • Synapse SQL for Microsoft Fabric
Alexandru Puiu
  • Data Driven Subscriptions in Power BI Service
  • Testing like you're in production
Mathias Halkjaer
  • Next-step data access security in Power BI
  • Data Platform Quiz
  • Point-in-time analysis in Microsoft Fabric
  • Live Data Export from Business Central
  • Next-gen dataflows in Microsoft Fabric
  • Data Contracts: The Fabric of Data Quality
  • Supercharge Power BI with Azure Synapse Analytics
Sandy May
  • Terrible Spark applications that somehow made it to Production (and how to make them better)
Paulien van Eijk
  • Learning facts about facts
  • Deploy Power BI as Code
Alpa Buddhabhatti
  • Azure Data Factory and ChatGPT
  • Real world project for Data Project using ADF
  • Can an Introvert become an International Speaker? If so, How?
  • Terraform on Azure #101
Elena Drakulevska
  • Power BI meets UX Design Principles: Creating accessible, intuitive, and visually appealing reports
Steven Annegarn, Gino van Hameren
  • Power BI from a CFO's perspective
Steven Annegarn
  • 5 tips to get our of your self-service swamp
  • My love for Power BI Dataflows
  • Tenant management with the Power BI REST API
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Mathias Halkjaer, Marc Lelijveld
  • Navigating Data Modeling in Direct Lake
Michael Schwaenen
  • Creating multi-language reports in Power BI, from start to finish.
  • 'Excel' in Power BI, or rather don't
Michael Robson
  • Data skills to pay the bills: Debunking Coding Proficiency in Python and SQL
Just Blindbæk
  • The traditional modern Fabric Lakehouse
  • Architectural blueprints for a complete BI solution in Fabric
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to navigating Power BI
  • Workspace management in Fabric
  • KPI management reporting across multiple Power BI datasets
Wolfgang Strasser
  • I can't believe OneLake can solve all our data (integration) problems!? Let's have a look
  • Let's talk about Data Governance and how Microsoft Fabric brings it to a next level.
  • The Sky is not the Limit - Extend Microsoft Purview with Apache ATLAS
Emilie Rønning
  • Azure Databricks vs. Azure Data Factory Dataflow – A subjective opinion on when to use which
  • Did you know that you should version control your solution – even the smallest ones?
  • Demystifying Azure and the administrative structure of the cloud
  • Becoming a reference data wizard – a practicle approach
  • Become a project management samurai with Azure DevOps as your katana sword
Mathieu Samaey
  • How to control your costs in MS Azure
  • Discovering testing with Great Expectations
  • Bringing your team to the next (skill) level
Michael Johnson
  • Building a no-code real-time alerting system with Data Activator
  • Databricks Vs Microsoft Fabric, which one is right for you?
  • Under the hood of Delta Lake
Luke Moloney
  • Fabric Data Factory, Azure Data Factory and Synapse Pipelines...ergh 🤷
Alexander Arvidsson
  • Roche's Maxim of Data Transformation - By Example
  • Apples, Oranges and Blinders - How Governance Can Save You a Fortune
  • Microsoft Fabric Data Engineering by Example
  • Stay a While and Listen - Everything You Need for Starting Your Own Podcast
  • Hands-on Lipstick on a Pig - Improving a Power BI Report Step by Step
  • Presentation Skills Masterclass
  • Making Data Matter - Combining Data, Visual Storytelling and Presentation Skills for Maximum Impact
  • Spell of Transmutation - Using Debezium to Transfer Realtime Data Changes to Event Hub
Tom Martens
  • Data mesh, data product, data WTF with Microsoft Fabric
Devang Shah, Vladik Branevich
  • Microsoft's best kept secret (data analytics product), now in Microsoft Fabric
Francisco Costa
  • Igniting Productivity: Empowering Workflows with Power Query
Michiel Van Brusselen
  • What I learned over the past months using Microsoft Fabric?
  • " Veni Vidi Vici " - The Modern Data Platform
  • The Data Lakehouse of your dreams: Clear, Sturdy and Simple.
  • Pivoting your way to a value driven Data Lakehouse
Gabi Münster
  • Governance for Microsoft Fabric
Sebastiaan Leysen
  • Architecting data platforms that scale, beyond the hype: Insights from real-world implementations
Michiel Van Nijverseel
  • Accelerate Your Data Lakehouse: Unleashing the Power of Databricks Delta Lake!
Gary Goldman
  • Object Level Security Strategies in Power BI
Adam Saxton, Patrick LeBlanc
  • Leveraging OneLake effectively within Microsoft Fabric
  • Power BI Hidden Gems
Arnaud Vandercam
  • How to achieve end to end governed self service analytics with Power BI
José Barbosa
  • SQL and Query Store, friends for life
Filip Popović
  • Fabric Espresso Lungo
Ioannis Philippides, Miroslava Kuľková
  • Microsoft Fabric - Copilot in Power BI
Hanna Engel
  • Navigating uncertainty - your plans don't matter
  • Women in IT - do we really need them?
Grzegorz Strzyminski
  • Introducing Direct Lake - a brand new connectivity method and when to use it
  • Level up UX by leveraging advanced DAX
Bo Vande Sompele
  • Azure Networking infrastructure: is it really that boring?
  • Weaving our way through Microsoft Fabric
Rui Carvalho, João Abreu
  • Lakehouse or Data (Ware) house? Which one to follow in MS Fabric
David L. Bojsen
  • Something changed in my Power BI Report - but what?
  • Building Better Data Models with Tabular Editor's Best Practice Analyzer
Antoine Baert
  • The role of Machine Learning in Social Media and its impact on our daily life.
Frederic Van Kelecom, Luke Moloney
  • Diving into the depths of OneLake!
Sander van der Hoeff
  • Testing your data platform: How to gain and keep control
  • Data testing with tSQLt
Catalin Gheorghiu
  • Azure Deployment Environments
  • Practical KAN
Rik de Koning
  • The Introvert: An Unexpected Journey
Daniel Otykier
  • Ultimate productivity for Power BI datasets in Fabric workspaces
  • Next-level Tabular Editor scripting
Ginger Grant
  • Data Warehousing with One Lake
  • Architecting a data solution in Fabric
Lars Andersen
  • External sharing with Power BI
  • Optimize KPI reporting using Power BI metrics
  • Driving alerts and actions on your data
Eduard Koekkoek
  • King Arthurs recipe for community build 2.0
  • Building your datadriven community and govern your resources
Brecht Vuylsteke
  • Managed Instances : Tips, Tricks & Lessons Learned
Michael Robson, Anna-Maria Wykes, Ust Oldfield
  • So you want to be a Data Engineer?
Koen Verbeeck
  • Tips & tricks to get started with a technical blog
  • Microsoft Fabric for Dummies
  • How I saved 80% on my Azure Data Factory Costs
  • Getting Started with Presenting your Own Stuff
  • Core Workout - How to write decent SQL
  • Building the €100 data warehouse with the Azure Data Platform
  • How to integrate Azure Logic Apps in your data pipelines
  • Analyzing Cosmos DB Data with Azure Synapse Link
  • Building Effective Data Warehouses and Power BI Models - Guide to Dimensional Modelling
Stijn Wynants
  • Reporting on 1.4B rows with Serverless SQL Pools
  • How to get the best out of your Synapse Serverless SQL Pools!
  • How to build a Lakehouse in less than an hour with Azure Synapse Analytics!
  • How Serverless SQL Pools supercharges your Parquet file!
  • Azure Synapse SQL Pools Unleashed!
  • Azure DW and Power BI, reporting at the speed of light!
Sónia Cruz, Francisco Costa
  • Leverage Power Query to get data from Rest APIs
Ásgeir Gunnarsson
  • Power BI Governance Strategy
  • Is the Power BI admin now a Fabric admin? What has changed for the admin?
  • JSON bourne every minute. How to transform JSON files in the Microsoft analytical cloud
  • Are you (A)zure about your analytical choses? What to choose for analytics on Azure
Michiel Rozema, Henk Vlootman
  • Running successful BI projects with Agile Analytics
  • Solving complex equations with DAX
  • Advanced Interaction in Power BI Visual Reports: Field Parameter Deep Dive
  • Power BI in a Fabric World
Tim Van Wijmeersch
  • From Warehouse to LakeHouse : A serverless approach in Synapse Analytics
Sónia Cruz, Joana Barbosa
  • Unlock the potential of Real-Time Analytics with MS Fabric
Maria Gabriel, Bruno Mairos
  • Call the Hero, The Field Parameter
  • Go With The (data)Flow
Craig Porteous
  • Lakehouse: Timeshare or your next Data Platform?
  • Designing Data Architectures that InfoSec will approve
  • Zero to Lakehouse in Microsoft Fabric
  • Designing for a Data Mesh in Microsoft Fabric
Bruno Mairos, Maria Gabriel
  • Unwrap this session and relax while your organization is using Power BI
  • Don't be scared with Hybrid, they are only tables…
Marc Lelijveld
  • Unified Governance in Microsoft Fabric
  • Overcoming the Fear: Exploring Microsoft Fabric from a Power BI Angle
  • Power BI refreshes - reinvented!
  • Building Power BI Solutions like Pro
  • Data modeling for experts with Power BI
  • Level-up your Power BI data modeling skills
  • Query tracing and optimization on your Power BI dataset
Marc Lelijveld, Mathias Halkjaer
  • A deep dive into Power BI Direct Lake
Ioana Bouariu, Emilie Rønning, Marthe Moengen
  • The Combined Power of Microsoft Fabric for Data Engineer, Data Analyst and Data Governance Manager
Marthe Moengen
  • Microsoft Fabric in the world of Data Governance
  • Power BI Service - how to make the most of it!
  • Data Management: Unlock the Full Potential of Data Assets
  • Mastering Power BI Report Development: Top Considerations for Success
Rune Ovlien Rakeie
  • Cloud DBAs new responsbilities - Network edition
Odeta Jankaitienė, Marc Lelijveld
  • Successfully collaborate with externals in Power BI
Odeta Jankaitienė
  • Enhancing User Experience with Embedded Power BI Content
  • Unlock the Power of Power BI with the Design
  • From Development to Production: The Benefits of Power BI Deployment Pipelines
  • From Chaos to Control: How to Govern Your Power BI Environment
  • Making Your Life Easier with Power BI Rest API
  • Unleashing the Potential of Power BI: A Hands-On Introduction
Kamil Nowinski
  • Azure Data Factory - Deployment challenges
  • Delta Lake Tables 101
Ivan Schotsmans
  • The Advent of Personal Data Vaults
Simon Whiteley
  • Databricks & Microsoft Fabric: It's Seamless
  • Getting Started with Delta & The Lakehouse
  • Behind the Hype - Architecture Trends in Data
Benni De Jagere
  • You're a Power BI Admin? Let's get your threads aligned for Fabric!
  • A Guide to Data Literacy, and how to create Effective Reports (with Power BI)
  • Power BI and Azure Synapse Analytics. A match made in heaven !?
  • Pie Charts. Friend or Foe?!
  • Power BI dataflows? Why you need to implement it!
  • An hour in the life of Power BI Reports
  • Using Lakehouse Data at scale with Power BI
  • Uncovering Secrets and Mysteries in your Power BI Tenant
  • Troubleshooting Power BI Reports
  • Designing impactful visualisations for your data
  • Power BI Premium - Practical Tips for making the most of it
  • Asking questions to get meaningful answers
  • How to write a Session Abstract, to get chosen to speak
  • Keeping up with your Power BI Tenant Administration
  • Keeping the "Direct" in Power BI DirectQuery
Joris Poelmans
  • Azure Synapse Link for Dataverse from 0 to 100
  • Building a financial portfolio dashboard with Streamlit and Azure
Esli Van Acoleyen
  • Next-Generation Data Management: Unleashing the Potential of Lakehouse Architecture in Microsoft Fab
  • Unlocking Data Insights: Mastering Design Principles in Power BI
Paulien van Eijk, Teske van Maaren
  • Lessons learned: Governance and Adoption for Power BI
Prathyusha(Prathy) Kamasani
  • My Top 10 Power BI Tips, Tricks and Resources
  • One dataset and three use cases with Microsoft Fabric
  • Power BI Report Design and Development workshop
Luis Leite
  • Maximizing Data Governance in Microsoft Purview: Automating Entity Creation and Empowering Users
  • 404 Soft Skills Not Found: Unleashing the Hidden Skills They Didn't Teach You at School
John Morehouse
  • Top 5 Reasons to Move to SQL Server 2022
  • Elevating Your Career with Social Media
  • Surviving a Disaster in Azure SQL DB & Managed Instance
  • SQL Server Databaseology: A Deep Dive Into Database Internals
  • Thwarting Disaster for SQL Server on Azure VM
  • Accelerated Database Recovery - A Deep Dive Behind the Magic
Elena Patricia Nunez Castellar, Alain Goossens
  • How to apply the European AI act when implementing Large Language Models like ChatGPT on Azure
Erwin de Kreuk
  • Onelake with Fabric, The Data Lake-as-a-Service Platform
  • Real-Time Analytics in Microsoft Fabric, a real game changer?
  • Securing Azure Synapse: Best Practices for Data Protection, Compliance, and Performance
  • Streamline Data Governance with Microsoft Purview
  • How to govern the Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform
  • Provision users and groups from Azure Active Directory to Azure Databricks
  • How to use and create Data Lineage in Microsoft Purview?
  • Building a Metadata driven ELT Framework in Microsoft Fabric
  • Getting started with building your Azure Synapse environment
Lorenzo Vercellati
  • From a huge table to a star schema
Johan Ludvig Brattås
  • Licensing woes and headaches - how to handle Power BI and Fabric
Kevin Chant
  • Spreading your SQL Server wings with Microsoft Fabric
  • KevOps for Azure Databricks
Geovanny Hernandez
  • Defining a strategy for migrating our Database to Azure Cloud
  • Building a reliable Database Pipeline with Liquibase and SSDT
Joydip Das
  • Mitigate your Synapse workloads towards Microsoft Fabric
  • Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI CD) of PowerBI Artifacts
  • Build a Modern Data Estate in 45 minutes with Microsoft Fabric
  • Power BI Data Modelling Best Practices
Akshay Dixit
  • Real time analytics with Microsoft Fabric
Injae Park
  • From 0 to 20,000 followers: A guide on Personal Branding on Social Media
  • Consulting through Power BI: How Discovery affects Design
David Postlethwaite, Gethyn Ellis
  • Top Five Disasters we've dealt with in our time as DBAs
David Postlethwaite
  • Control and audit your Azure resources with Azure Policies
Sam Debruyn
  • Can you feel the breeze? Data-aware scheduling and more new features in Airflow
  • dbt & Fabric: better together
Daan Lambrechts
  • Breaking the language barrier in Power BI
Kasper de Jonge
  • Understanding the Power BI data model
  • The Fabric secret sauce: SaaS platform security
  • Microsoft Fabric, Lakehouses and Power BI: A guide for BI developers
Dieter Van Itterbeeck
  • Unleashing Data's Hidden Tales: Visual Storytelling. Spread your message in a split second!
Brian Bønk
  • The Kusto experience in Fabric
  • A love story between Power BI & Azure Synapse Analytics
  • The love story between Power BI & Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Understanding SQL Server Execution plans
  • Azure Synapse serverless - CETAS vs Views vs Parquet
  • The power between Kusto and Power BI
Philip Seamark
  • Optimising DAX Fusion
  • Advanced Direct Lake for Power BI
Roseanne Levasseur
  • Calling all new creators! Tour the latest and greatest features for simplifying report building.
Magnus Ahlkvist
  • New and improved features in SQL Server 2022
  • Containerize your application and SQL databases
Daan Humblé
  • Usage Scenarios for Power BI
Edmond Qarolli
  • The rise of Azure OpenAi
Esa Denaux
  • Ingestion & interpretation of CAN Bus Data to monitor the rollout of the electric fleet
Randi Vertongen
  • Tips and tricks to start your journey with Microsoft Fabric
  • Synapse dedicated SQL Pools data movement performance pains
  • Azure Data Factory orchestration with managed Airflow
Josh Ether
  • Distracted Development
Reid Havens
  • Thriving with ADHD in Tech: Unleashing the Data Analyst Superpowers Within
  • Curating the User Experience: A Chef's K.I.S.S to Reporting
  • Avoid Data Silos! Best Practices for Implementing Shared Datasets
Dennes Torres
  • Microsoft Fabric: Data Intelligence in a light speed
  • Microsoft Fabric: From Zero to Hero
  • Solving big problems with Query Store Hints
  • Power BI: Incremental Refresh - Why load everything?
  • Deployment Pipelines on Power BI
  • Power BI: Datamarts and Aggregations for Better Performance
  • SQL Server Query Store Wonders
  • SQL Server 2022: Intelligent Query Processing new Features
  • SQL Server 2022: Parameter Sensitive Plan Optimization
  • Power BI In an Enterprise Environment
  • SQL Server 2022: Query Optimization Evolution
  • Data Intelligence All-in-One : Synapse Analytics
Mikael Wedham
  • Server, what are you waiting for?
  • A masters view on Locking and blocking
Puneet Vijwani
  • Why There's Never Been a Better Time to Dive into Data with Microsoft Fabric
  • Leveraging Lakehouse on Fabric: Exploration of Incremental Load Strategies , Streams and API
Goran Gvozden
  • Talk to your data with Azure OpenAI transformer models
Harsh Sharma
  • "Airflow 101: A Gentle Introduction to Automating Workflows with Airflow"
  • "Streamlining Machine Learning and AI Development with DevOps on Azure"
  • "Unleashing the Power of Data, Analytics, AI, and IoT with Azure"
Fabiano Neves Amorim
  • Memory internals - Understanding SQL buffer pool disfavoring
  • SQL Compilations/sec is not what you think it is
  • Why my shrink is running for 1 week and stuck at 99%?
  • Exploring the new performance "bugs", I mean, "features" of SQL2022
  • 13 optimizer statistic problems you didn’t know you had
Filip Popović, Luke Moloney, Ljubica Vujovic Boskovic, Gabi Münster, Mark Pryce-Maher
  • Analytics superhero in a day with Microsoft Fabric
Matt Lakin
  • Get a Load of this - Realistic Load Testing for Power BI, explained!
  • Calculation Groups 101
  • UI of the Tiger
  • 10 ways to use ChatGPT for the Power Platform
Ioannis Philippides
  • Top 10 Practical Tips & Tricks in Power BI
Bobur Umurzokov
  • Querying microservices in real-time with streaming database
  • Query Real Time Data in Kafka Using SQL
  • The Power of Streaming Database: Real-time ad performance analysis.
Jens Vestergaard
  • Abusing a Tabular Model - For fun
  • Azure Data Integration Bootcamp
  • Streamlining Your Data Loading Workflows with Azure Event Grid
Steve Campbell
  • 10 tips you should know to level up your data storytelling and visualizations
Steve Campbell, Reid Havens
  • Upgrading Power BI Architecture - Best Practices for Sharing, Governance, & Administration
Mathias Thierbach
  • Power BI Source Control & CI/CD
  • Power BI CI/CD Options in 2023
Nico Jacobs
  • Getting started with SQL Server indexing
  • Context transition in DAX
  • Taking the first hurdle: Time intelligence with DAX
  • Combining SQL Server and big data with Azure Synapse Analytics Serverless
  • Handling streaming data in Power BI with Azure Data Explorer
  • Data Engineering with Azure Synapse Analytics
Gianluca Sartori
  • Time Series for relational people
  • Time Series with SQL Server 2022
  • Using WorkloadTools to prepare for a SQL Server migration
Margaux Vander Plaetsen, Ivana Pejeva
  • Navigating the Jungle of ML: Using MLOps in Azure to Track and Tame Data and Model Drift
Maarten Herthoge
  • Actionable IoT driving automation and efficiency at water-link
Monica Rathbun
  • Your Performance Tuning Check List
  • You Really Should Look at the Execution Plan
  • What's in my Performance Tuning Toolbox?
  • Performance Tuning Azure SQL Database
  • Mastering TempDB
  • SQL Server Performance Tuning and Optimization - FULL DAY PRE CON
Monica Rathbun, John Morehouse
  • Tales from the Field - How to Avoid Burnout
Gabi Münster, Kasper de Jonge
  • Fabric - What should you know?
Cedric Raeymaeckers
  • How to start your end-to-end modern data platform from scratch?
  • Running dbt models on Azure Synapse while saving costs
Jasper Puts
  • Elevating your PySpark development in Databricks: Towards data engineering excellence
  • Unlocking the potential of Delta Lake: An introduction and optimization strategies
Sander Stad
  • MARP your way to better presentations
  • Mask That Data!
  • Data Corruption: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions
Jens Trogh
  • Unlocking the Microsoft AI toolkit
Pieter-Jan Serlet
  • DevOps CI/CD on Azure Synapse Analytics
Ewald Verhoeven
  • Turning DevOops into DevOps
Hans Geurtsen
  • Exploring Distributed Data Architectures: Navigating the Landscape of Data Fabric and Data Mesh
Gethyn Ellis
  • Mastering Impactful Presentations: Captivate, Inspire, Succeed
  • A Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Data-Driven Culture in Your Business Using Power BI
Roman Tesolkin
  • Power BI and ChatGPT - Exploring Successes, Failures, and Lessons Learned
Frederik Druyts
  • Bring your own compute: developing analytics on ADLS Gen2 with DuckDB
  • Event-driven data validation with Azure Functions and Great Expectations
Bernat Agulló
  • Jumping head first into Tabular Editor C# scripting
  • "Role based" security groups for Power BI
Seppe Housen
  • Machine learning needs to be explainable and fair: using SHAP and Fairlearn to make sure our models
Ben Watt
  • Power BI Deployment, Workspaces, Apps - getting it right
  • Power BI dataflows: building your own refresh orchestration
Rui Carvalho
  • Get your SQL Server Tunned with these Advanced Tips and Tricks
  • Build Your First Data Pipeline with Fabric Data Factory
  • Leveraging Azure SQL Ledger for Unmatched Database Integrity
Daniel Hutmacher
  • Get your ducks in a row - understanding ordered data flows
  • SQL Server Partitioning from Zero to Hero
Ásgeir Gunnarsson, Just Blindbæk
  • Simple and cheap BI solution for smaller organizations – Case story
  • Next Step Power BI Tabular model development
Christy Jacob
  • Large Language Models: A Deep Dive into GPT-4 and Beyond
Patrick O'Beirne
  • Don't waste time with ChatGPT and Excel
  • Can you trust your spreadsheets?
Pratim Bhosale
  • Combating Loneliness and Isolation as a Remote worker
Mohammad-Ali A'râbi
  • Git, CI/CD, and Extreme Madness
Tom Van De Velde
  • How to protect your Synapse workspace?
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