To clarify, I mean a Microsoft Fabric environment you have created for your own use. Like the one I covered in a previous post.
You can do this in a trial environment thanks to the new capability provided by Microsoft last year to infuse Microsoft Fabric items into Microsoft Purview. Which Microsoft covered in a blog post about Microsoft Fabric items in Microsoft Purview.
I wanted to do this post since I talked about one of my other posts during my session about the DP-600 exam at Fabric February this week. Which shows how to create your own Microsoft Fabric environment
To highlight the fact that creating your own environment can benefit those studying for the DP-600 exam. Because it allows them to view items that they may not be able to see in Microsoft Fabric tenants that they can access elsewhere.
For example, they cannot always see settings in the admin portal or sharing options.
Anyway, whilst mentioning that post I realized I have yet to cover how you can use the new Microsoft Purview portal alongside your own environment.
By the end of this post, you will know how to do this within your own Microsoft Fabric environment. Along the way I share plenty of links.
Accessing the new Microsoft Purview portal in your own Microsoft Fabric environment
You can access the new Microsoft Purview in your own Microsoft Fabric environment without deploying anything. All you need to do is go to a new tab in the same browser session and type in https://purview.microsoft.com/.
You will then be greeted with a the below welcome screen. Where you can select a couple of options before accessing the portal.
From there, you can select at least the first option and go into the new portal. First thing I will highlight is that this portal is resolution friendly. It will attempt to show as many solutions as possible and invite you to select the option to view all of them.
However, the main thing I want to highlight in this post is what happens when you click the Data Catalog. Because without doing any special configuration it asks you if you want to view Microsoft Fabric workspaces.
When you click on Microsoft Fabric, you can click again to view Fabric workspaces and voila. Without setting anything up at all you can view all the Fabric workspaces in a trial Microsoft Fabric environment.
Anyway, if you click on the first workspace you can see that you can view various items in that workspace.
From there, you can drill down to an item and click on it to view further details. For example, below I selected a Lakehouse.
Just like in the Microsoft Purview Governance Portal you can click on the Edit button to add additional details. Such as asset description. You can even add experts and owners in the Contacts section.
You do not get more verbose schema details about objects in the Lakehouse in a trial environment.
In order to do that you need to be working with Microsoft Purview at an enterprise level to be able to accomplish that. Which Microsoft state clearly in their blog post about Microsoft Fabric items in Microsoft Purview.
However, the fact that you can access this portal and navigate around in your own Fabric environment is great.
Due to the fact that it allows you to gain experience with the new Purview Portal without having to pay or configure too much.
I highly recommend looking around and experimenting with all the different options in your own environment. Even if they are not fully available to you. Because it will give you an appreciation for what you can do with it.
I hope this post about accessing the new Microsoft Purview portal in your own Microsoft Fabric environment has encouraged some of you to look into this.
Because I think that the ability to gain experience with the new Microsoft Purview portal in a trial environment is great.
Those curious about the DP-600 exam that I mention in this post can view my various DP-600 posts. Of course, if you have any comments or queries about this post feel free to reach out to me.