This one’s going to be a little different from your average Curated SQL post, because there are a whole bunch of Microsoft Fabric-related blog posts. Consider this more a round-up than highlighting any single post.
- Ben Jarvis provides an overview of Microsoft Fabric
- Nikola Ilic focuses on Fabric’s ideal of simplifying the complex world of data warehousing and analytics
- Paul Turley gives us the overview and an important reminder: this is a public preview, not ready for you to start dumping everything into production
- Reza Rad explains why it’s a big deal
- Wolfgang Strasser compares the reality of Fabric against the Platonic ideal of an analytics solution
Trying It Out
- Reza has a separate post on enabling Fabric, as well.
- Wolfgang Strasser gives us the quick rundown of enabling Fabric in an existing tenant.
Size and Scope
- Shabnam Watson hits on what’s available in Fabric and notes how its Software-as-a-Service model differs from Synapse’s Platform-as-a-Service model.
- Matthew Roche gives us an idea of the why behind Fabric
- Marc Lelijveld notes that, just because everything is together, you don’t have to become an expert in everything
- Greg Galloway loves the idea of Direct Lake mode for Power BI—think Import speeds but DirectQuery real-timeness of the data
- Gilbert Quevauvilliers shows us how to enable Direct Lake mode