Friday Five: Power BI Desktop – Database Connectors, SQL Saturday Pordenone 2020, and more!
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Power BI Desktop – Database Connectors

George Chrysovalantis Grammatikos is based in Greece and is working for Tisski ltdas an Azure Cloud Architect. He has more than 10 years’ experience in different technologies like BI & SQL Server Professional level solutions, Azure technologies, networking, security etc. He writes technical blogs for his blog "", Wiki TechNet articles and also participates in discussions on TechNet and other technical blogs. Follow him on Twitter @gxgrammatikos.


Enabling Microsoft 365 MFA Policy With New Admin Center

Ahmed Nabil has more than 17 years of experience in the field of Information Technology/Systems, Infrastructure, Project Management, Information Security, Application development/Automation, IT management and holds several professional IT certifications from Microsoft, CISCO, ISACA, ISC2, PMI, CWNP, PECB and EC- Council. Ahmed is an industry expert in Information Security and Digital Transformation, public speaker at several international conferences and author of several articles published in different international security magazines. Check him out on Twitter @ITCalls_ANabil


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Infinite Scroll With the Xamarin Forms Collection View

Damien Doumer is a software developer and Microsoft MVP in development technologies, who from Cameroon and currently based in France. He plays most often with ASP.Net Core and Xamarin, and builds mobile apps and back-ends. He often blogs, and he likes sharing content on his blog at Though he's had to deal with other programming languages and several frameworks, he prefers developing in C# with the .Net framework. Damien's credo is “Learn, Build, Share and Innovate”. Follow him on Twitter @Damien_Doumer.

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Windows Virtual Desktop features announced at Ignite, cheat sheet

Bas van Kaam is a Cloud Technologist at Salomon IT, based in the Netherlands.  Father of Julia, Sophie, and Mex. Freelance/independent blogger/analyst. Co-author of the book: Byte-Sized – Cloud design principles and architectural recommendations, and author of the book: Inside Citrix – The FlexCast Management Architecture, over 350 blog posts and multiple (ultimate) cheat sheets/e-books. Founder and board member of the EUCdigest community platform. Public speaker, above-average runner, 3 x burpee-mile finisher and a former semiprofessional snooker player. Active IT community participant. Follow him on Twitter: @BasvanKaam

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SQL Saturday Pordenone 2020! 

Since 1999 Sergio Govoni has been a software developer; in 2000 he got a degree in Computer Science at "Università degli Studi" in Ferrara (Italy). He has worked for over 19 years in Centro Software, a software house that produces the best ERP for manufacturing companies that are export oriented. Now, he manages the Development Product Team and he is constantly involved on several team projects, where he focuses his attention on the architecture and the mission-critical technical details. For the provided help to technical communities and for sharing his own experience, since 2010 he has received the Microsoft Data Platform MVP award. During 2011 he contributed to write the book SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume 2 ( Follow him on Twitter or read his blogs in Italian and English.

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