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Unveiling the Future: Insights from the May 2024 Microsoft Fabric Update

by Dennis Carriere
Head of Client Development & Success, Collectiv

The May 2024 Microsoft Fabric update was filled to the brim once again with new announcements, new features, and long-awaited improvements. Microsoft also provided a glimpse into future plans.

Here are the changes that we think are the most noteworthy. 

Fabric’s Product Roadmap for the Next Two Quarters

It’s been a while since we last got a peek at the roadmap at the Power Platform Community Conference in October. With all of the updates from autumn 2023 finally live, Microsoft announced the roadmap for the next two quarters, including highly requested enhancements and new features. 

Across all the planned updates for Fabric, the ones that I am most excited about are the new OneLake security updates on the horizon that will give Fabric administrators more granular control over data access. Organizations will be able to provide more data protection tactics for Fabric admins to lock down their data. So whether data is accessed from a semantic model, a Synapse notebook, a Power BI report, a warehouse, a lakehouse, or any other Fabric component, admins can be really specific about who accesses the data. 

While the roadmap includes many great features, some users might still find gaps. Fortunately, Microsoft is really good at listening to its community. Users can hop onto the Fabric Ideas ...

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About Dennis Carriere

Through years of working with businesses, government agencies, and healthcare organizations building out tailored Power BI and Microsoft data stack strategies, I’ve in-depth skills necessary to provide analytical consulting in the development and deployment of the Microsoft Azure data stack and Power Platform solutions

In my capacity as the Head of Client Development at Collectiv, I draw upon my Microsoft Power BI expertise to assist business leaders in unifying their planning, budgeting, forecasting, and analytics processes, along with our Microsoft certifications and partner status. As a golf enthusiast, I consider myself a trusted caddy on the course for our clients, providing valuable guidance for peak performance, while also taking the weight off their shoulders.

Collectiv brings a unique blend of business acumen and technical prowess to understand and meet the intricate needs of our clients. We utilize the Microsoft Azure data stack to help enterprise-scale organizations break away from stagnation to achieve their most ambitious business goals. Our commitment to excellence has earned us numerous accolades from our clients, and we proudly hold the distinction of being the top consulting provider on G2 for Business Intelligence and Power BI.