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3Cloud is a “born in the cloud” Gold-certified Microsoft Azure technology consulting firm and Azure Expert Managed Services Provider that provides cloud strategy, design, implementation, and managed services to clients across multiple industries. Founded by former Microsoft technology leaders, 3Cloud combines a team of highly experienced cloud architects and technologists with a strong network of Microsoft sales and engineering relationships to deliver the ultimate Azure experience for clients. 3Cloud is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with offices in Dallas, Texas and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and supports clients throughout North America and Europe. To learn more, visit www.3cloudsolutions.com.

Using Azure ML and Cognitive Services to Improve Business Outcomes

Businesses today have an immediate need to store large amounts of data in formats such as Word, Excel, PDF, images, videos, text files, and other sources for long periods. Azure ML and Azure Cognitive Services are critical tools in assisting businesses in leveraging their data and enhancing business outcomes.

In this recent webinar presented by Principal Data Architect, Rowland Gosling, we explored how to leverage your existing data and how AI can be useful to businesses. The presenter also looks at Knowledge Mining with Azure Search and the Machine Learning lifecycle.

Additional topics covered:

  • Azure Search to translate from multiple languages into English
  • How to train a Machine Learning model to recognize good/bad items
  • The capabilities of Machine Learning built into Power BI

If you are concerned about technology disruption or wanting to better leverage your data using Azure ML and Cognitive Services, then this webinar is right for you. You can watch the complete webinar below.

Be sure to join us each week for our free webinars that happen every Tuesday at 11 AM ET. Our webinars cover a wide range of Azure topics and are presented by industry experts. Check out what webinars are coming up on our events calendar.

Need further help? Our expert team and solution offerings can help your business with any Azure product or service, including Managed Services offerings. Contact us at 888-8AZURE or  [email protected].

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Simplify Dataverse Data Imports Using Data Flows

Have you ever wished there was a more efficient way to import data into your Dataverse (Common Data Service) database? In most cases, creating an app generally requires data from more than one source. While this can often be achieved at the application level, there are occasions when combining this data into a common store makes app development simpler and allows for a consistent set of logic to manage and run across all applications.

In a recent webinar by Senior Consultant, Sharon Woloshin, we examined how to use Data Flows to transform and clean your data before SIMPLE import into your Dataverse database. Sharon also explored how to replace Excel data imports and how to prepare your data for import using Azure dataflows and Power Query Online.

Additional topics covered:

  • How to use Dataverse as a home for data maintained in less convenient locations.
  • How to use dataflows to clean and transform your data before importing it into Dataverse.
  • How to simplify dataflow connections to replace complex and trouble-prone Excel imports into Dataverse.

If you are interested in strategies on how to use dataflows to transform and clean your data before a SIMPLE import, then this webinar is right for you. You can watch the complete webinar below.

Be sure to join us each week for our free webinars that happen every Tuesday at 11 AM ET. Our webinars cover a wide range of Azure topics and are presented by industry experts. Check out what webinars are coming up on our events calendar.

Need further help? Our expert team and solution offerings can help your business with any Azure product or service, including Managed Services offerings. Contact us at 888-8AZURE or  [email protected].

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Introduction to Azure Synapse Analytics

Are you interested in learning how to combine your data with the ability to query data on your terms? Azure Synapse Analytics is a boundless analytics service that combines data integration, enterprise data warehousing, and big data analytics into a single platform. This tool enables users to bring their worlds together by providing a combined experience for ingesting, exploring, preparing, managing, and serving data.

In a recent webinar by Lead Data Architect, Brian Custer, we examined the Azure Synapse Analytics unified analytics workspace and discussed the major use cases and scenarios for using the platform. Brian also spends time on examining the Azure interface.

Additional topics covered:

  • How to set up a workspace in Azure
  • How to work with the major features of the studio
  • Analyzing NYC taxicab data

If you’re looking for a unified analytics workspace to engineer and analyze big data, Azure Synapse is the answer, and this webinar will give you a great introduction to Synapse. You can watch the entire webinar by clicking the link below.

Be sure to join us each week for our free webinars that happen every Tuesday at 11 AM ET. Our webinars cover a wide range of Azure topics and are presented by industry experts. Check out what webinars are coming up on our events calendar.

Need further help? Our expert team and solution offerings can help your business with any Azure product or service, including Managed Services offerings. Contact us at 888-8AZURE or  [email protected].

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Azure Purview

As data volume and growth continue to rise, businesses are turning to data governance and data catalog programs to help them manage their data properties and create searchable self-service experiences. Azure Purview is a data catalog tool that provides users with access to a searchable catalog of business and technical assets.

In this recent webinar, presented by Senior Data Consultant, Steven Wise, and Lead Data Architect, Darren Zwonitzer, we explored the implementation process and how to resolve challenges in a secure environment. We also examined a few best practices, as well as lessons learned from various Purview engagements.

Additional topics covered:

  • How to install, configure, and secure a typical installation
  • How to customize and extend the business glossary
  • How to define and use custom classifications
  • How to use the API to add custom elements

If you are searching for a means to provide business and technical data users with self-service capabilities or starting a data governance program, then this webinar is right for you. You can watch the complete webinar below.

Be sure to join us each week for our free webinars that happen every Tuesday at 11 AM ET. Our webinars cover a wide range of Azure topics and are presented by industry experts. Check out what webinars are coming up on our events calendar.

Need further help? Our expert team and solution offerings can help your business with any Azure product or service, including Managed Services offerings. Contact us at 888-8AZURE or  [email protected].

 

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Modern Data Warehouse: What It Is, Why You Need It, How to Use It

Analytics has evolved tremendously since the 90’s when we began constructing data warehouses. The technique is new, the tools are very different, and the demands are even different! Companies, for example, achieve a strategic edge by machine learning, also supplied by IoT and smartphones. The huge volume of data and high-speed causes problems with scalability.

In this recent webinar presented by Cloud Data Architect, Rowland Gosling you will see an outline of new methods and tools used to construct a data warehouse. The presentation also discusses the value of a data warehouse and ways to enhance the data capabilities within your business.

 

Additional topics covered:

  • How the modern data warehouse updates exist within analytic strategies
  • Mapping to today’s business goals for analytics
  • Typical end-to-end workflows that are used to solve problems
  • Using all the data available to create a more accurate picture of the business
  • How do we scale?
  • How are we going to stay competitive?
  • Can we consolidate to one approach to analytics?

 

If you are a business leader, technical staff, or a company interested in a consolidated, modern approach to analytics, then this webinar is right for you. You can watch the complete webinar below.

 

Be sure to join us each week for our free webinars that happen every Tuesday at 11 AM ET. Our webinars cover a wide range of Azure topics and are presented by industry experts. Check out what webinars are coming up on our events calendar.

Need further help? Our expert team and solution offerings can help your business with any Azure product or service, including Managed Services offerings. Contact us at 888-8AZURE or  [email protected].

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Letting the User Drive – Advanced Techniques for Dynamic Reporting in Power BI

Power BI dynamic reporting is an effective way to consolidate data. In one click, you can view up-to-date statistics or information in real-time, enabling users to connect with data through interactive features and other functionalities to perform simple and advanced data analysis.

 

In this recent webinar, presented by Lead Consultant Robin Abramson, we looked at the approach of dynamic columns, some new methods, such as line and bar charts that appear or disappear depending on slicer choices, and a trend of efficient space usage to encourage analysis.

 

Additional topics covered:

  • How to craft reports that feel natural to the pickiest users
  • Techniques that mimic features of other reporting tools
  • Creating date slicers that go beyond what’s natively allowed
  • How to create app-like experiences that become corporate favorites

 

If you are looking to learn advanced techniques for dynamic reporting in Power BI or how to produce an  “app-like” report that will give your users a sense of shaping their own experience, then this webinar is right for you. You can watch the complete webinar below.

 

Be sure to join us each week for our free webinars that happen every Tuesday at 11 AM ET. Our webinars cover a wide range of Azure topics and are presented by industry experts. Check out what webinars are coming up on our events calendar.

Need further help? Our expert team and solution offerings can help your business with any Azure product or service, including Managed Services offerings. Contact us at 888-8AZURE or [email protected]

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Modern Data Warehouse: What It Is, Why You Need It, How to Use It

Analytics has evolved tremendously since the 90’s when we began constructing data warehouses. The technique is new, the tools are very different, and the demands are even different! Companies, for example, achieve a strategic edge by machine learning, also supplied by IoT and smartphones. The huge volume of data and high-speed causes problems with scalability.

In this recent webinar presented by Cloud Data Architect, Rowland Gosling you will see an outline of new methods and tools used to construct a data warehouse. The presentation also discusses the value of a data warehouse and ways to enhance the data capabilities within your business.

 

Additional topics covered:

  • How the modern data warehouse updates exist within analytic strategies
  • Mapping to today’s business goals for analytics
  • Typical end-to-end workflows that are used to solve problems
  • Using all the data available to create a more accurate picture of the business
  • How do we scale?
  • How are we going to stay competitive?
  • Can we consolidate to one approach to analytics?

 

If you are a business leader, technical staff, or a company interested in a consolidated, modern approach to analytics, then this webinar is right for you. You can watch the complete webinar below.

 

Be sure to join us each week for our free webinars that happen every Tuesday at 11 AM ET. Our webinars cover a wide range of Azure topics and are presented by industry experts. Check out what webinars are coming up on our events calendar.

Need further help? Our expert team and solution offerings can help your business with any Azure product or service, including Managed Services offerings. Contact us at 888-8AZURE or  [email protected].

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Power Platform – Power Apps, Power Automate and Power BI Integration Demonstration

Microsoft’s Power Platform helps organizations develop solutions, evaluate data and automate processes to enhance and innovate their operations. When combined, various applications allow businesses to build effective end-to-end business models that connect with hundreds of cloud-based and locally operated apps and services.

Together, Power Apps and Power Automate are often discussed, with Power BI kept separate for application reporting. In this demo-heavy webinar, the 3Cloud App Modernization Team gives you an overview of all three products integrated into a single sample approach to help you reduce the data errors in Power BI reports.

This webinar covers:

  • Power Apps, which provides management of a product catalog & unit prices during the demo
  • Management of Row Level Security (RLS) data hosted in a Dataverse repository
  • Power Automate approval workflow
  • Generation of an RLS Audit report PDF via Power Automate
  • Bi-directional capabilities of a Power Apps embedded into a Power BI report

If you are looking to see a working example of these technologies streamlined into one solution- specifically with Power Apps embedded into Power BI, then this webinar is for you. You can watch the complete webinar below.

Be sure to join us each week for our free webinars that happen every Tuesday at 11 AM ET. Our webinars cover a wide range of Azure topics and are presented by industry experts. Check out what webinars are coming up on our events calendar.

Need further help? Our expert team and solution offerings can help your business with any Azure product or service, including Managed Services offerings. Contact us at 888-8AZURE or  [email protected].

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Key Strategies to Enable DevOps Transformation

Are you looking to learn more about DevOps and DevOps Transformations? In this recent webinar, 3Cloud Sr. Director of DevOps, Noel da Costa focuses on key strategies for enabling DevOps transformation that can help you jumpstart your DevOps initiatives. Noel has over 25 years experience in App Dev and 10+ years specialized in DevOps.

This webinar covers:

  • What DevOps is
  • Why you should implement DevOps
  • Key strategies to enable DevOps

If you are new to DevOps, DevOps is the union of people, products, and processes that help our end-users to maximize the distribution of quality and value between production and operations. DevOps is a cultural change; it involves changing how people work and the environment in which they collaborate. Noel will discuss the importance of people, process, and products within DevOps.

The presentation then dives into the business benefits enabled by DevOps, including:

  • Shorter cycle times and faster delivery of value to market
  • Improved quality and availability
  • Optimized resources and waste reduction/elimination
  • Innovation & better customer experience achieved through experimentation.

Noel also covers challenges that DevOps can help your business overcome such as long delivery lead times of products and services to market, lack of collaboration between business and IT decision makers, difficulty staying compliant with regulatory and security requirements, and many more.

If you’re looking to learn about DevOps and all it can do to transform your business, this is the webinar for you. This deep dive presentation covers all you need to know about DevOps and adopting a model of continuous improvement. You can watch the complete webinar below.

Be sure to join us each week for our free webinars that happen every Tuesday at 11 AM ET. Our webinars cover a wide range of Azure topics and are presented by industry experts. Check out what webinars are coming up on our events calendar.

Need further help? Our expert team and solution offerings can help your business with any Azure product or service, including Managed Services offerings. Contact us at 888-8AZURE or  [email protected].

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Introduction to Azure Integration Services

Do you want to learn how to leverage and integrate disconnected business systems? In a recent webinar, 3Cloud’s Application Modernization Practice Director, Nick Althoff, teaches you what Azure Integration Services is and how you can leverage it to integrate disconnected business systems.

Azure Integration Services is Microsoft’s cloud offering that consists of a set of serverless Platform as a Service (PaaS) components that can be used together to do this integration. For those that are unfamiliar, when you are running something serverless you are leveraging compute (RAM and processor) that Microsoft is responsible for maintaining, no spinning up VMs or installing an operating system. Plus, you’ll benefit from event-driven scale to scale your workloads effortlessly, as well as save money with sub-second billing.

The bulk of this presentation digs into not only an overview of Azure Integration Services but into each of the components that make up Integration Service: API Management, Logic Apps, Event Grid, Service Bus, Function Apps and Event Hub. You’ll come away with a sense of how these components fit in the Azure Integration Services platform.

So, if you’re looking to integrate your disconnected business systems using Azure Integration Services, this webinar is for you. You can watch the complete recorded webinar below.

Be sure to join us each week for our free webinars that happen every Tuesday at 11 AM ET. Our webinars cover a wide range of Azure topics and are presented by industry experts. Check out what webinars are coming up on our events calendar.

Need further help? Our expert team and solution offerings can help your business with any Azure product or service, including Managed Services offerings. Contact us at 888-8AZURE or  [email protected].

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