Microsoft Fabric Updates Blog

Learn Live: Get started with Microsoft Fabric

Calling all professionals, enthusiasts, and learners! On August 29, we’ll be kicking off the “Learn Live: Get started with Microsoft Fabric” series in partnership with Microsoft’s Data Advocacy teams and Microsoft WorldWide Learning teams to deliver 9x live-streamed lessons covering topics related to Microsoft Fabric! These will be delivered via the Microsoft Reactor YouTube channel and will offer the chance to interact with and ask questions live to the presenters (including members of the various engineering teams responsible for developing Microsoft Fabric)!

To register for the series, and get reminders straight to your inbox before each episode airs, head over to the Registration Page for “Learn Live: Get Started wih Microsoft Fabric“.

We’ll also be running a Cloud Skills Challenge with a live leaderboard to track your progress as you complete the interactive training modules that we will cover. To register and begin working on the challenge, head to the “Get Started with Microsoft Fabric Challenge” page.

If you are new to Microsoft Fabric and are looking to sign up for a free trial in order to access the necessary services for this series, we have full instructions in the “Step-by-Step Guide to Enable Microsoft Fabric


LiveStream Schedule

Get started with end-to-end analytics and lakehfouses in Microsoft Fabric: August 29, 2023 10:00AM – 11:30AM (Pacific)

Discover how Microsoft Fabric can meet your enterprise’s analytics needs in one platform. Learn about Microsoft Fabric, how it works, and identify how you can use it for your analytics needs. Then see how Lakehouses merge data lake storage flexibility with data warehouse analytics. Microsoft Fabric offers a lakehouse solution for comprehensive analytics on a single SaaS platform. In this episode, you will:

  • Describe end-to-end analytics in Microsoft Fabric
  • Describe core features and capabilities of lakehouses in Microsoft Fabric
  • Create a lakehouse
  • Ingest data into files and tables in a lakehouse
  • Query lakehouse tables with SQL

Use Apache Spark in Microsoft Fabric: September 5, 2023 10:00AM – 11:30AM (Pacific)

Apache Spark is a core technology for large-scale data analytics. Microsoft Fabric provides support for Spark clusters, enabling you to analyze and process data in a Lakehouse at scale. In this episode, you will:

  • Configure Spark in a Microsoft Fabric workspace
  • Identify suitable scenarios for Spark notebooks and Spark jobs
  • Use Spark dataframes to analyze and transform data
  • Use Spark SQL to query data in tables and views
  • Visualize data in a Spark notebook

Work with Delta Lake tables in Microsoft Fabric: September 12, 2023 10:00AM – 11:30AM (Pacific)

Tables in a Microsoft Fabric lakehouse are based on the Delta Lake storage format commonly used in Apache Spark. By using the enhanced capabilities of delta tables, you can create advanced analytics solutions. In this episode, you will:

  • Understand Delta Lake and delta tables in Microsoft Fabric
  • Create and manage delta tables using Spark
  • Use Spark to query and transform data in delta tables
  • Use delta tables with Spark structured streaming

Use Data Factory pipelines in Microsoft Fabric: September 19, 2023 10:00AM – 11:30AM (Pacific)

Microsoft Fabric includes Data Factory capabilities, including the ability to create pipelines that orchestrate data ingestion and transformation tasks. In this episode, you will:

  • Describe pipeline capabilities in Microsoft Fabric
  • Use the Copy Data activity in a pipeline
  • Create pipelines based on predefined templates
  • Run and monitor pipelines

Ingest Data with Dataflows Gen2 in Microsoft Fabric: September 26, 2023 10:00AM – 11:30AM (Pacific)

Data ingestion is crucial in analytics. Microsoft Fabric’s Data Factory offers Dataflows (Gen2) for visually creating multi-step data ingestion and transformation using Power Query Online. In this episode, you will:

  • Describe Dataflow (Gen2) capabilities in Microsoft Fabric
  • Create Dataflow (Gen2) solutions to ingest and transform data
  • Include a Dataflow (Gen2) in a pipeline

Get started with data warehouses in Microsoft Fabric: October 3, 2023 10:00AM – 11:30AM (Pacific)

Data warehouses are analytical stores built on a relational schema to support SQL queries. Microsoft Fabric enables you to create a relational data warehouse in your workspace and integrate it easily with other elements of your end-to-end analytics solution. In this episode, you will:

  • Describe data warehouses in Fabric
  • Understand a data warehouse vs a data Lakehouse
  • Work with data warehouses in Fabric
  • Create and manage datasets within a data warehouse

Get started with Real-Time Analytics in Microsoft Fabric: October 10, 2023 10:00AM – 11:30AM (Pacific)

Analysis of real-time data streams is a critical capability for any modern data analytics solution. You can use the Real-Time Analytics capabilities of Microsoft Fabric to ingest, query, and process streams of data. In this episode, you will:

  • Describe Real-Time Analytics in Microsoft Fabric
  • Create Real-Time Analytics databases and tables
  • Use KQL to query tables

Get started with data science in Microsoft Fabric: October 17, 2023 10:00AM – 11:30AM (Pacific)

In Microsoft Fabric, data scientists can manage data, notebooks, experiments, and models while easily accessing data from across the organization and collaborating with their fellow data professionals. In this episode, you will:

  • Understand the data science process
  • Train models with notebooks in Microsoft Fabric
  • Track model training metrics with MLflow and experiments

Administer Microsoft Fabric: October 24, 2023 10:00AM – 11:30AM (Pacific)

Microsoft Fabric is a SaaS solution for end-to-end data analytics. As an administrator, you can configure features and manage access to suit your organization’s needs. In this episode, you will:

  • Describe Fabric admin tasks
  • Navigate the admin center
  • Manage user access

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