Category Archives: Azure Data Catalog

When Your Azure Data Catalog App Won’t Connect

This year I created a new presentation for introducing Azure Data Catalog.  I love this product and think it has so much potential and everyone should be using it!  But I digress, so on to the matter at hand.

Recently I was going through my demos prior to a presentation and discovered that some of my demos weren’t working, specifically the Azure Data Catalog app and the console app I wrote to demo the REST API.  Thankfully I had the foresight to create pre-recorded videos of my demos a few weeks earlier, so my panic level was quickly downgraded from Henny Penny to Eeyore.

The thing that was throwing me for a loop was the error that I was getting,

“We are unable to confirm that ‘myaddress@mymaildomain.com’ is enabled for the Azure Data Catalog.

If you believe you have received this message in error, please contact your catalog administrator with this code: 9fadc895-5ebf-4760-905c-88d4f707e708”.

I could connect to the Azure Data Catalog portal with the same credentials I had been using for the ADC app and my console app, so I wasn’t quite sure what was going on.  A semi-quick internet search revealed the answer, The OS updates that had been applied to my laptop a few days prior were the culprit as you can see in this forum question.

I applied the accepted answer steps, rebooted and now my Azure Data Catalog app and console app using the REST API work once again.  Just in time for my next session this Saturday, 3-May-2020 for SQL Saturday Brisbane.  There are still registrations slots available, so go register now and hopefully I’ll “see” you Saturday.

I’m Speaking at #SQLSatBrisbane

I’ve always wanted to go to Australia, in fact we have a trip planned for Martin’s 60th birthday in a couple of years.  But with all that’s happened in this social distancing world, we’re not sure if it will even be possible by then.  So, when SQL Saturday Brisbane (986) decided to go virtual, I jumped at the opportunity to attend and possibly even present.  I submitted my sessions and crossed all my fingers and toes.  I am excited and honored to announce that I’ve been selected to speak at this event on May 30, 2020!

I will be delivering my Intro to Azure Data Catalog session.  I really like this session, so many people have no idea that it exists, let alone what it can do for you.  To be able to see the light go on in their eyes during this session is the absolute best.  Even though I won’t be able to see their faces, because it’s a virtual event, I am still super excited.

Join me “down under” for what will be a fantastic event with 28 different sessions being offered by some really great presenters.  There’s still time to register.

I’m Speaking at #SQLSatRVA

I am super excited, and humbled, to have been selected to speak at the very first PASS virtual SQL Saturday, SQL Saturday Richmond, on Saturday, April 25, 2020.

I find it very fitting that my first virtual SQL Saturday will be for Richmond.  As some of you know from previous posts, Richmond holds a special place in my technical heart.  It is the first SQL Saturday I was ever accepted to speak at three years ago.  It was the first SQL Saturday to allow me to do a pre-con.  But most importantly, Richmond is where I got to drive a go kart for the very first time in my life.  All these firsts are thanks to Wayne Sheffield (B | T).  He’s the lead organizer for SQL Saturday Richmond.

I will be presenting my Intro to Azure Data Catalog session.  It was a huge hit with our local user group when I presented it back in January this year.  If you’re “jones-ing” for a SQL Saturday fix, then get registered and stop on by.  There are some great sessions being offered and I’d love to “see” you.

New Session, Intro to Azure Data Catalog

I am excited to announce that I have created a new session, Intro to Azure Data Catalog.  This has been a long time in the planning and it’s about to be executed for the first time on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.  I will be presenting it for our local user group, Triad Microsoft Data Platform User Group (f.k.a. TriadSQL).  If you’re in the area, please stop by, I’d love to see you, get your feedback and chat for a bit.