Shop Talk: 2024-04-08

The Recording

The Panelists

  • Kevin Feasel
  • Mala Mahadevan

Notes: Questions and Topics

Happy Disappearing Sun Day

There was an eclipse, though the Research Triangle area didn’t have a good view of it, so Mala and I riffed on it a little bit.

Hype Versus Reality: Direct Lake

Our first real topic was a great article by Marco Russo, with input from Kurt Buhler, on Direct Lake and where it actually fits in the Power BI world. I think it’s perfectly fair to talk up Direct Lake as a very nice capability, while still recognizing that it’s not a one-size-fits-all solution or a total replacement for anything currently in place.

How to Create a Legendarily Bad Database

Mala gave us the heads up on our other topic of the night, an article by David Tate on how to create a legendarily bad database. I was concerned that the advice would create a merely bad database, but I think David does a good job of taking it the extra mile and making me want to nuke the setup from orbit, because it’s the only way to be sure.

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