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Exploring Microsoft Fabric: A Unified Data Engineering and Analytics Platform
Date: June 6, 2024

Microsoft Fabric empowers your organization to transform raw data into actionable insights quickly and efficiently. This unified data platform streamlines your data processes by combining data engineering, data science, real-time analytics, and business intelligence - all in one place. Fabric simplifies complex tasks with features like:

  • Automated Data Workflows: Seamlessly integrate components from Power BI, Azure Synapse Analytics, and Azure Data Factory.
  • Real-Time Insights: Gain a constant pulse on your business with real-time analytics.
  • OneLake Integration: Effortlessly manage and model your data with OneLake. Leverage Spark for powerful data engineering and utilize familiar SQL queries for efficient analysis.

In this free 1-hour webinar, Faheem Javed, experienced Microsoft Fabric practitioner and instructor, discusses how Microsoft Fabric can turn data into a strategic advantage, giving your organization the competitive edge it needs to succeed. Join us to learn:

  • Microsoft Fabric's architecture and components
  • The key features and capabilities of Microsoft Fabric for data engineering, data science, and data analytics.
  • The differences between OneLake, Lakehouse, and Data warehouse
  • How to work with pipelines and workflows using Microsoft Fabric
  • Integration with Power BI to create reports and dashboards

At the conclusion, Faheem will eagerly take your questions.

Target Audience:

Data engineers, data analysts, IT professionals, and decision-makers seeking to optimize their data infrastructure and analytics capabilities using Microsoft Fabric.

About the presenter:

Faheem Javed began his IT career as a Visual C++ programmer in the 1990s. Faheem has closely followed Microsoft's Business Intelligence evolution, witnessing transitions from acquiring third-party tools like Proclarity Analytics to advancements in SSIS/SSAS/SSRS, SharePoint Performance Point Services, Polybase, Power BI, Azure Synapse, Azure Databricks, and Microsoft Fabric. He holds numerous certifications, including Azure Solutions Architect and Azure Data Engineer, and has conducted standard and custom training on these technologies. Faheem also teaches Microsoft Fabric courses with Axcel ILT.

Azure AI Bot Development
Date: December 14, 2023

Azure AI Bot Service is a cloud-based platform for building, deploying, and managing intelligent chatbots and virtual agents. The service offers a wide range of development tools, including the Bot Framework SDK and the Azure Bot Composer, allowing developers to design interactive and context-aware conversational experiences tailored to specific business needs.

  • What is Azure AI? (1:02 – 2:53)
    • Ola takes over and introduces himself and his expertise in Azure AI and other technologies.
    • He briefly explains what Azure AI is and the different services it offers, including bots.
  • Building a simple Q&A bot (2:53 – 10:23)
    • Ola demonstrates how to build a simple question and answer bot using the QnA Maker service.
    • He shows how to create a knowledge base with questions and answers and how to integrate the bot into a website or app.
  • Customizing the bot (10:23 – 12:07)
    • Ola shows how to customize the bot’s responses and appearance using the Bot Framework Composer tool.
    • He adds features like personality and small talk capabilities to make the bot more engaging.
  • Deploying the bot (12:07 – 13:02)
    • Ola explains how to publish the bot and make it available to users.
    • He mentions different deployment options, such as web chat, Azure Bot Service, and mobile apps.
  • Building a weather bot (13:02 – 21:20)
    • Ola starts building a more complex bot that can answer weather questions.
    • He shows how to use the Azure Maps API to get weather data for a specific location.
  • Enhancing the weather bot (21:20 – 25:32)
    • Ola adds features to the weather bot, such as displaying the weather icon and temperature.
    • He uses the Power Automate service to send notifications when the weather changes.
  • Publishing the weather bot (25:32 – 26:22)
    • Ola shows how to publish the weather bot and make it available to others.
    • He explains how the bot can be integrated into different channels, such as web chat and Microsoft Teams.
  • Q&A session (26:22 – 38:42)
    • Ola answers questions from the audience about Azure AI and bot development.
    • He covers topics such as using SharePoint with bots, customizing bots for specific needs, and the future of AI.

About the Presenter: Ola Ekdahl is a seasoned expert in guiding organizations through the process of transitioning their workloads to the cloud. His journey with Azure began in 2010, where he helped train Microsoft’s internal staff on cloud technology. His proficiency encompasses a broad spectrum of application development, including containers, Kubernetes, Java, .NET, Angular, React, and various databases. Additionally, Ola has expanded his expertise to embrace Azure AI and bot technologies, enabling him to offer cutting-edge solutions in artificial intelligence and automated interactions. He is an advocate for automation and DevOps, designing solutions with these principles at their core. Ola’s hands-on experience in application development and infrastructure migration is particularly notable in the financial services, entertainment, and music industries.

Ola holds several certifications and is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), AWS Authorized Instructor (AAI), and a Linux Foundation Authorized Instructor. 

Agile using Azure Boards & Azure DevOps in 2023
Date: June 15, 2023

Discover how the Agile methodology, Azure Boards, and Azure DevOps can be tightly integrated to help teams to work more efficiently and effectively!

Agile project planning is a project management methodology that emphasizes flexibility and adaptability in software development. It involves breaking down a project into smaller, more manageable pieces called iterations.

Azure Boards is a standalone service within the Azure DevOps suite that helps teams plan, track, and discuss work across the entire software development process the agile way. It provides interactive and customized tools for software development teams to manage their projects.

Azure DevOps supports a collaborative culture and set of processes that bring together developers, project managers, and contributors to develop software. It allows organizations to create and improve products at a faster pace than they could with traditional software development approaches.

In this one-hour webinar, attendees learn how to:

  • Use Azure Boards to manage projects the Agile way, including Product Backlog and Sprint Backlog planning
  • Use Azure Repos as an SCM solution on Azure
  • Implement Continuous Integration using Azure Repos and Pipelines
  • Implement Continuous Delivery/Deployment using Delivery Pipelines
  • Work with Test plans

At the conclusion, Faheem will welcome your questions.


Familiarity with applications in the Microsoft 365 collaboration suite, including SharePoint, OneDrive, and Teams.

Duration: 60 minutes

Cost: Free!

Implementing Data Analytics in an Enterprise using Power BI and Azure
Date: January 20, 2023

In this day and age, data is more valuable than gold. For information to be useful, it must be transformed into knowledge. Whether you want to use small data sets or big data sets, Azure and Power BI both offer robust data analytics solutions that can accomplish that for your business.

When deciding which data analytics option to use, the variety offered by Power BI and Azure can be overwhelming.

Join us for this webinar to learn about all your available options – Power BI Desktop, Power BI Report Builder, Power BI Service, Dataverse, Dataflows, SSAS Multidimensional Databases (Cubes), Tabular Data Model, Azure Synapse, and Azure Purview.

The Two Biggest Challenges of Enterprise Data Analytics using Power BI in 2023
Date: December 16, 2022

Are you prepared to face the Enterprise Data Analytics challenges in 2023?

The Microsoft Power BI platform has a lot to offer. Small-scaled shops can get away with analyzing a few data sources such as Excel, CSV, and some relational databases such as SQL Server. However, in enterprise scenarios you can get overwhelmed when analyzing Big Data where you have to deal with the Volume, Variety, and Velocity of data.

Data analysts require awareness of when to use import, DirectQuery, and real-time streaming options. Another challenge for business data analysis is the identification of patterns in large data sets to make business decisions. This sequence goes from data -> information -> knowledge. You can use Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning with Power BI without requiring complex setup/code.

Join us as we explore the various Big Data analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) options available in the Power BI platform.

Why you should implement API Lifecycle Management
Date: May 27, 2021

API Management is a multi-faceted process of designing and implementing solutions that help organization expose their internal system APIs for external/public consumption in a secure and controlled fashion. API Management offers organizations ways to reach out to a large customer base, grow business, innovate, and monetize their IT assets. You can implement API Management both in on-premises and on-cloud platforms. In the webinar, we will explore API Lifecycle Management and see how it can help you implement API governance at the corporate level.

Getting Started with No-Code/Low-Code Applications using Microsoft Power Platform
Date: April 29, 2021

This 3-hour session introduces the Microsoft Power Platform, and provides an overview of what it is and how it can help provide value by creating low-code/no-code applications. Covered will be a high-level overview of the various Power Platform tools and technologies, an introduction to Dataverse, building Power Apps, and automating processes using Power Automate.

Using Blazor to Create Enterprise Web Applications
Date: April 21, 2021

Blazor is an open-source, Single Page Application, and client web app framework from Microsoft. It is similar to other JavaScript frameworks and libraries, such as Angular, React, Vue.js, and Polymer Web Components. Blazor uses WebAssembly to execute C# code in the browser. That means the front-and back-end of the web application can use the same language! Progressive Web Apps (PWA) create an app-like experience in a browser, allowing a website that acts and feels like a native desktop/mobile app. PWA apps can utilize features such as Offline apps, IndexedDB, Web Storage, and Push Notifications. Join us for this webinar where we’ll see how Blazor can be used to create and organize the front-end code. We’ll also learn about how Progressive Web Application features can be utilized from a Blazor application.

Meeting your Cloud Data Integration Needs with the Power Platform
Date: March 25, 2021

Microsoft’s Power Platform offers several useful capabilities for putting your organization’s core business data to work within the cloud. With features such as automated data import, external export and support for data sources of any kind, it’s become more straightforward than ever to start adopting cloud business applications and automation solutions at scale and, where necessary, integrate alongside your on-premise resources. In this webinar, we’ll review the tools at our disposal to help us put our organization’s data to use within the Power Platform, to provide powerful task-orientated business apps, automation, artificial intelligence augmented chatbots and next-generation business intelligence tools.

Building a Model-Driven Power App
Date: January 21, 2021

Are you still using spreadsheets to manage critical business data? Have you looked at various software packages but found they didn’t quite “fit” your requirements?

The Microsoft Power Platform provides the tools to quickly build powerful business applications to securely track critical business data and automate and streamline your day-to-day processes and reporting.

In this webinar, we will:

• Define a data model reflecting a real-world scenario
• Build the model in Microsoft Dataverse
• Quickly design and build an intuitive, usable user interface
• Add automated and guided processes to streamline your work
• Create a model-driven Power App designed specifically for your business needs with NO CODE!

Querying Transactional and Analytical Databases using SQL, MDX, and DAX
Date: April 29, 2020

Transactional databases (aka OLTP) are optimized for a high volume of transactions, such as insert, update, and delete. They’re mostly used by data-entry applications. Analytical databases (aka OLAP) are optimized for a high volume of data that’s queried frequently for business decision/reporting purposes. You need to use various query languages to query these different types of databases. Join us for this one hour webinar where query languages such as SQL, MDX, and DAX will be explored.

Microsoft Teams Quickstart & Tips
Date: April 1, 2020

10 tips to help you get a QuickStart, and get more out of Teams. Some of the things we’ll highlight are:
• how to collaborate using channel conversations and private chats
• how to find and focus on the information you need
• options to set-up web meetings to meet “face to face”

Join us for this 30 minute webinar to get started with Microsoft Teams.

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