James is a big data and data warehousing solution architect at Microsoft in New York City.  He is a thought leader in the use and application of Big Data and advanced analytics, including solutions involving hybrid technologies of relational and non-relational data, Hadoop, MPP, IoT, Data Lake, and private and public cloud.  Previously he was an independent consultant working as a Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence architect and developer.  He is a prior SQL Server MVP with over 30 years of IT experience.  James is a popular blogger (JamesSerra.com) and speaker, having presented at dozens of PASS events including the PASS Business Analytics conference and the PASS Summit, as well as the Enterprise Data World conference.  He is the author of the book “Reporting with Microsoft SQL Server 2012”.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.


I’ll discuss deployment strategies, common usage scenarios, how to store and refresh data, prototyping options, how to share externally, and then finish with how to administer and secure Power BI.
Learn all about Azure Synapse Analytics, including demos so you can see exactly how it works and how it can make your life easier.