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Next Meeting

Wed, Aug 26 2015 15:00 Eastern Daylight Time


Power BI, Mission Possible!

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Power BI, Mission Possible!

Power Query, Power View, and Power Pivot has been in the BI market for a while. Microsoft combined these three products into a single product and service with a new designer called Power BI Desktop (Power BI Designer). Power BI gathered features of these three products all in one, so building dashboards and effective visualization items with this tool is much easier nowadays. In this session you will learn all new and great features of Power BI. You will learn how to work with different data source, and apply Power Query transformation on them. You will learn tricks and tips of modelling with Power BI Desktop, and then how to visualize effectively with this tool. You will also learn how to build dashboards on Power BI website. At the end of this session you will be able to use Power BI for your everyday data analysis as well as organizational data mash up and visualization. So expect lots of demos in this session.


Reza Rad is an author, trainer, speaker, and consultant. He has been a Microsoft MVP in SQL Server for 5 years, specializing in Microsoft Business Intelligence and data movement. Reza has worked with Microsoft BI technologies more than 10 years. He is an MCP, an MCT, and leader of the New Zealand Business Intelligence Users Group. He has written several books about SQL Server BI and is currently working on others. You can find his technical articles on his blog at http://www.radacad.com.

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