Hello Dear Reader! After a weekend with a lot of activities, it was a down week here at Casa Balls. Woke up and walked a lot. I'm still not back to running. A groin pull is not something I've had a lot of experience with, yet it entered my life in December and I cannot wait for it to leave.
I miss running, last year I ran 755.1 kilometers. Right now I can walk, as long as my pace is not too quick, and I can ride a bike. The key is really to get out in the morning, take in some sunshine, and get the blood flowing.
If I can do that I find that helps put me in the proper headspace to be productive during the day. One of my favorite things as of late it take pictures.
In the morning I set out and take pictures as I walk around the neighborhood. Even when I did "run", it was actually interval running. The reason I note that is I tend to take pictures when I'm in the walking portion of my interval run. With the exception of my phone, I do not carry a camera on me. I still manage to get some really great pictures of the day.
So this weekend was a lot of walking, cooking, and hanging out. I hope you had a great weekend, and made it out to enjoy some time outside or inside amongst family and friend. On to the re-cap!
On Tuesday we had Andrew Nathan (Twitter | @AndrewNathan05) Principal Engineering Manager from the Azure FastTrack Core team was our special guest. We discussed the Zero Trust Security imitative by Microsoft that all customers should consider when building their architecture. We also discussed International Travel Tips ahead of SQLBits! SQLBits is the largest Microsoft focused Data Community conference in Europe. This year it is Hybrid which means Dear Reader, if you cannot make it in person you could still attend this fantastic conference.
We played our hosting show, I was the host this week! Want to know who won? Check out the video above to enjoy the show and find out!
NEW THIS YEAR! We will be dropping weekly technical content every Wednesday, our MS Tech Bits. This week it was my turn to produce a video. I was working with a friend and they wanted to know how to troubleshoot deadlocks they were experiencing. The first step in that process is understanding what is a deadlock and how to find them when they occur. So I made this video How to Monitor Deadlocks in Azure SQL Managed Instance to help.
This is a fun little video where I walk you through the process. Also there is a bit of an easter egg in this vide. If the shirt I'm wearing on the video looks familiar that's because I wore this in another blog post, and it means a lot to me.
On Thursday we had our Community Round Table. This is one of my favorite shows every week because we get to give a shout out to the great content producers in the community. People writing blogs, producing videos, or even GitHub repositories that help people get things done. It's just amazing.
Here's a list of the content featured on the Round Table in order of appearance:
•International Travel Tips: 26 Things to Know Before Going Overseas by Clark Howard Twitter @ClarkHoward
•Network, Develop & Share @ SQLBits 2023 | Data Exposed Exclusive By Rie Irish & Simon Sabin Twitter @IrishSQL & @simon_sabin & @SQLBits
•How to integrate Azure Databricks with Azure Machine Learning for running Big Data Machine Learning jobs? by Pieter Sterkens
•Introducing 'Managed AirFlow' in Azure Data Factory by Avishek Narain Twitter @narainabishek
•12 Tips to Prepare for an International Trip by Benét J. Wilson Twitter @benetwilson
•Tempdb Performance Improvements in SQL Server 2022 are Dramatic by Monica Rathbun Twitter @SQLEspresso
•Unleashing the power of AI with Azure OpenAI: A simple guide to get started. by Meer Alam Twitter @alamMeer
•Beginner's Guide to Azure Data Factory by Catherine Wilhelmsen Twitter @cathrinew
•International Travel to and from the United States | CDC by The CDC Twitter @CDCgov
•Ready to be a Kusto Detective with Azure Data Explorer? By Patrick Leblanc & Guy In A Cube Twitter @PatrickDBA & @GuyInACube
•MLflow 2.0 and Azure Machine Learning by Facundo Santiago Twitter @santiagofacundo
•When to have Multiple Data Lakes by James Serra Twitter @jamesserra
WRAP IT UP
And now we draw the blog to a close. We have a great line up this week! Make sure to tune in Tuesday at 1 pm EST for a very special guest. Wednesday we have our second MS Tech Bit coming up with my co-hosts Andres Padilla and Neeraj Jhaveri covering Tips and Tricks for Migrating Azure Data Lake Gen 1 to Gen 2.
On Thursday we will wrap up our week with our Community Round Table also at 1 pm EST. I hope you all have a wonderful week, and as always Dear Reader. Thank you for stopping by.