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Create Jupyter Notebook Files Using PowerShell

This post covers using the PowerShellNotebook PowerShell module to creates Jupyter Notebook files from markdown and T-SQL.  It also shows how to convert existing PowerShell and T-SQL notebooks to native code.

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Running the Data Migration Assistant - Part Two - PowerShell

In the previous post, I introduced the Data Migration Assistant (DMA) from Microsoft.  In this post I will introduce PowerShell modules from Microsoft that can be used to run the DMA against an inventory of instances and databases.

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Running the Data Migration Assistant - Part One - The GUI

This is the first in a series of three posts about the Data Migration Assistant (DMA).  It describes what the DMA is, how to get it, and how to use the GUI to run an assessment of SQL Server databases for upgrade or migration. 

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5 Disciplines of Cloud Governance

The best organizations are ones that balance growth mindset in the cloud with effective cloud governance. The growth mindset is the company challenging itself, its previous assumptions, it’s understanding of what the future looks like. The partner is governance that accelerates the transformation while ensuring protection and responsibility. The goal of cloud governance is not […]

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The Governance of Power BI

How you manage and analyze data is critical to your organization’s success. Microsoft Power BI offers a robust toolset to ensure your data is secure, shareable, manageable, and fluidly transformed into visually compelling reports and models. Concurrency's Senior Data & AI Analyst Steven Campbell discusses the Azure Data Platform and the role data governance plays in maximizing Power BI’s organizational impact.

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Process Automation

I did a fun interview on process automation and Power Platform with Anthony Escabado. We talked about Power Apps, RPA, and other related topics. A great conversation about how commoditization of LowCode/NoCode is driving innovation:

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Cloud Operating Model Comparisons

The transition to the cloud represents an opportunity… an opportunity to change the framework of how the traditional IT organization interacts with the business. When I was first starting my career in IT it was untouchable, in the sense that the business didn’t understand what IT did… they just knew that it was important. It […]

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Organizational Change Management

Organizations who champion change management are three and a half times more likely to succeed than their competitors. Organizational Change Management (OCM) is a pivotal part of ensuring whatever processes or technologies need updates or changes, your leadership, employees and even your customers feel comfortable and empowered throughout the transitions. Concurrency's OCM expert Nicholas Rustad discusses the ins and outs of OCM including how you can lead your team to success with timely and effective communication.

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