Dennes Torres

Dennes Torres is a Data Platform MVP and Software Architect living in Malta who loves SQL Server and software development and has more than 20 years of experience. Dennes can improve Data Platform Architectures and transform data in knowledge. He moved to Malta after more than 10 years leading devSQL PASS Chapter in Rio de Janeiro and now is a member of the leadership team of MMDPUG PASS Chapter in Malta organizing meetings, events, and webcasts about SQL Server. He is an MCT, MCSE in Data Platforms and BI, with more titles in software development. He can be found speaking in SQL Saturdays around Europe

Follow Dennes on

15 February 2021
15 February 2021

Custom Binding for Azure Functions

0
2
Azure Functions are a great development tool, allowing us to create serverless software. However, one detail was bothering me when I create a function: The HTTP Trigger receives a HTTPRequest object and we need to extract the parameters from the request. This becomes kind of a low-level code mixed with our business code. It’s like going … Read more
0
2
01 February 2021
01 February 2021

Azure SQL and Managed Identity

0
4
Azure SQL has a close relationship with Azure Storage. Features like Polybase, backups, extended events and more make use of Azure Storage. On Azure SQL Database, probably the most common use is Extended Events. When we create a file target, we need to point to the Azure Storage URL where the file will be stored. … Read more
0
4
04 January 2021
04 January 2021

PASS is Dead – Long Life to SQLFamily

0
2
This new year start with the death of PASS, the professional association that for so many years supported the SQLFamily around the world and helped so many to achieve their professional goals. You can still read the communication, but PASS is ‘going dark’ on January 15, meaning none of its features and resources will be … Read more
0
2
24 August 2020
24 August 2020

Responsible AI news from Build

0
1
Microsoft Build took place more than a month ago, but only now I’m writting about it. I’m facing the danger of being nicknamed as one famous Brazilian formula 1 pilot. Internal Brazilian joke. Build is a historical mark among community events. It implemented many new techniques to make an online event closer to an in-person … Read more
0
1
29 March 2020
29 March 2020

Microsoft Data Platform 2020

0
1
From last November 4 to 8 I have been at PASS Summit in Seattle, attending excellent technical sessions and having the honour to deliver a  lightning session, which is a small 10 minutes presentation. Why should you read this? Being one of the biggest data events in the world, PASS Summit usually exposes the present and … Read more
0
1
21 February 2020
21 February 2020

SQL Server Machine Learning 2019: Working with Security Changes

SQL Server Machine Learning allows you to run R and Python scripts from SQL Server. When SQL Server 2019 was released, Microsoft enhanced the security for this functionality, but it caused some existing code writing to the file system to to break. In this article, Dennes Torres explains the security enhancement and describes three ways to work with it. … Read more
02 January 2020
02 January 2020

Power BI and Excel

0
4
Power BI and Excel are tools so close to each other that Power BI was born inside Excel. Power Query, Power Pivot, Power View, they were all Excel plugins before being united and become Power BI. The ability to build an ETL, design a model and generate reports and dashboards with great storytelling make Power … Read more
0
4