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Accelerating Spark Notebook Development with MSSparkUtils for Microsoft Fabric

Apache Spark has emerged as a powerful and versatile framework. Leveraging its capabilities on Microsoft Fabric, Microsoft has introduced MSSparkUtils, a collection of utilities designed to enhance and streamline data processing workflows with Spark for Microsoft Fabric. In this technical blog post, we will explore the key features and benefits of MSSparkUtils, and how it can be effectively utilized to accelerate working with Spark on Azure Fabric.

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Fabric Default Semantic Models: One for all, all for one!

One of the exciting new features of Microsoft Fabric is the introduction of Default Semantic Models for Lakehouses and Warehouses. A semantic model is the former Power BI dataset. It represents data ready for reporting, visualization, discovery and consumption. While it used to be only available in Power BI, you can now build this model directly in Fabric using your tables from the Lakehouse or Warehouse. We explain how this works and why this is exciting news!

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CSRD Reporting Beyond Compliance: Building Robust Data Governance for Sustainable Success

The European Union's Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), that came into effect in 2022, further emphasizes the importance of ESG reporting by enforcing that large and/or listed companies (except listed micro-enterprises) annually disclose non-financial information related to their sustainability performance. As part of the CSRD legislation, companies are required by law to have limited assurance on ESG Reporting in financial year 2024.

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Top Trends Transforming Data Quality in 2024

As data quality can make or break the effectiveness of data-driven decision-making processes, data quality remains a top priority for any organization. So, let’s kick off the new year with an overview of the key data quality trends that will shape how you manage and leverage the quality of your data.

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The state of large language models – Where are we now? A business perspective

For businesses contemplating their entry into the realm of AI, the advice is straightforward: start today! Companies must proactively engage with this transformative technology to stay ahead. It is crucial to identify a small yet impactful use case, this allows business to get familiar with the technology and develop the needed capabilities to use it effectively.

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Anticipating the EU AI Act - What Every Business Should Ask Itself Today

The EU AI Act has arrived and we're at a crossroads: do we wait for regulations to guide us, or do we start asking the hard questions now? We believe any organization can benefit from a dedicated AI strategy which will be the trigger for AI governance further down the road.

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Enhancing data validation processes with Microsoft Fabric

If you want to extract value from your data, there is one condition you cannot overlook: leveraging data to gain insights and support decisions is virtually impossible without a timely and well-scoped data validation. That’s precisely where event-driven data processing and Microsoft Fabric come in.

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What Amazon and Twitch can teach us about Data Governance

What if we told you that the key to unlocking data governance success lies in powerful sets of wisdom from industry giants. In this blog post we explore insights from Jeff Bezos, Amazon's visionary leader, and advice from Steve Huffman, co-founder and CEO of Reddit, and Emmett Shear, co-founder, and ex-CEO of Twitch.

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Microsoft Fabric is general available, when and why should you care?

With the general availability of Microsoft Fabric, the new reservation pricing model, and a wave of newly released features, the platform is ready to be deployed in your organization. But how what is the impact of deploying a product like Fabric? Why should you or your organisation care?

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