No matter your experience level, you can advance your career and demonstrate your achievements through industry-recognized Microsoft Certifications

Technology and associated job roles change faster every year. To keep our certification program relevant, I will kickstart this blog post capturing the key changes and updates made to the certification program
  • Microsoft is supercharging the Azure growth and adding more certifications to the list. Some of them are constantly revised and updated in a monthly basis.
  • Introduce DP-203: Data Engineering on Microsoft Azure as a new version of the old exam (DP-200 and DP-201.)


Add your GitHub profile tells people the story of your work through the repositories, contributions, and conversations

GitHub Profile “tells people the story of your work through the repositories you’re interested in, the contributions you’ve made, and the conversations you’ve had.

You can add personal information about yourself in your bio, like previous places you’ve worked, projects you’ve contributed to, or interests you have that other people may like to know about.”

About your profile — GitHub Docs


The businesses that are achieving the greatest returns from their software investments are those willing to tackle entrenched cultural and structural barriers

“Improving business performance through software development comes down to empowering developers, creating the right environment for them to innovate, and removing points of friction. Industry leaders refer to this capability as “Developer Velocity.” This goes beyond the definition of velocity as it relates to agile methodologies — meaning it is about not just speed but also unleashing the full potential of development talent.”

Developer Velocity involves forty-six different drivers across thirteen dimensions! Business leaders must bear in mind the following dimensions:

  1. Architecture
  2. Infrastructure and platform
  3. Testing
  4. Tools
  5. Engineering practices
  6. Security and compliance
  7. Open-source and InnerSource
  8. Agile team practices
  9. Team characteristics


In my time of professional or academic life, I am always blessed to receive feedback from my peers and colleagues to help me grow in the area I am weak at. Meaningful feedback is powerful and allows me to rethink my current approach or pivot to an alternate course of action. Let me introduce “F.A.S.T” feedback to you. This is a framework that supports the performance planning, learning and review cycle. Do you know what it takes to provide constructive feedback and what characteristics of feedback should be there?

Strong feedback has 4 characteristics:

  • Feed-forward —Feedback should focus on goals…

In the past several decades, artificial intelligence and robotics has played a vital role in the improvements in technology and led to a surge in public interest. As the figures from the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) show, sales of robots are increasing year-on-year, with a 15% increase in 2015 over the previous year. The IFR estimates that over 2.5 million industrial robots will be at work in 2019, representing an average annual growth rate of 12% between 2016 and 2019 (International Federation of Robotics 2016). Many companies are “experiencing a wave of robot-related optimism and investment” because of the…


Learn how to automatically discover and map data that sits across your Azure data sources. My hands-on experience.

For some time, Microsoft has been working on the internal project under the codename “Babylon” for restructuring the data catalog service on Azure. Now, it is officially revealed that the data product is “Azure Purview”.

“Azure Purview is a unified data governance platform which automates the discovery of data, cataloging of data, mapping of data, lineage tracking — with the intention of giving our customers a very good understanding of the breadth of the data estate that exists to begin with, and also to ensure that all these regulations that are there for compliance, like GDPR, CCPA, etc, are managed…


Technologies include Azure, Power BI, and Excel. Together, they can be leveraged to deliver a scalable and data-driven cloud BI platform

Co-authors: Gananda Hayardisi, Wipada Chanthaweethip

Last year, it was obvious from the Microsoft BI official announcement that Power BI Premium is a superset of Azure Analysis Services. You may check out my old post below.

Unblocking Power BI — Power BI Premium as a Superset of Analysis Services (Ep. 5) | by Korkrid Akepanidtaworn (Kyle) | Dev Dream Team | Medium

The concept of data mart vs. data warehouse has been one of the biggest hurdles to my customers. The difference comes in three aspects:

  1. Data Size — a data mart is typically less than 100 GB; a data warehouse…


Will enterprise data lake & enterprise data warehouse (EDW) coexist?

In the early days of data repository, a data warehouse (DW or DWH), also known as an enterprise data warehouse (EDW), is a commonly known system used for reporting and data analysis, and is considered a core component of business intelligence. Extract, transform, load (ETL) and extract, load, transform (E-LT) are the two main approaches used to build a data warehouse system. DWs are central repositories of integrated data from one or more disparate sources. They store current and historical data in one single place. It may sound remarkably similar to the definition of a data lake. In particular, data…


Structure your training, scoring, and evaluation codes and get ready for operationalizing ML pipelines

Tools and Technologies

  • Azure DevOps — Services for teams to share code, track work, and ship software
  • Azure Machine Learning — Bring AI to everyone with an end-to-end, scalable, trusted platform with experimentation and model management. Easily build, deploy, and manage predictive analytics solutions.

Here’s a full directory of Azure Cloud Services

Previous Episodes:

Machine learning projects usually follow the workflow where data experts split the data into training and testing. Both of which go through…

Korkrid Akepanidtaworn (Kyle)

Trusted advisor on the journey to digital transformation and cloud adoption, Solutions Architect (Data Platform & AI), Technical Writer on Medium.

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