BI101 - Getting started learning Power BI

Liz Sundet  MVP, PMP, MBA

You've heard people say Power BI is awesome. You've seen lots of reports and think, wow, I wish I could produce that. Or, maybe you're just curious what all the fuss is about.

Come learn where to get started with PowerBI from the vocabulary to how to connect data together. We will cover the basics as well as creating dynamic reports that will be sure to impress any executive.

Level: Introductory and overview - Platform: Cloud/Online

BI102 - Gaining insights with Power BI

Daniel Glenn  MVP

Power BI is a powerful self-service analysis tool and is being adopted by organizations across the globe to quickly gain meaningful business insights.

This session will cover the basics on creating compelling dashboards and guide you through the process of managing your company’s Power BI service, Power BI desktop, and mobile apps.

Level: Introductory and overview - Platform: Cloud/Online

BI103 - Telling data stories with Power BI

Jason Himmelstein  MVP

Struggling to make your data tell the story that you know is hiding in there? Sick of staring at static spreadsheets and wishing that there was a way to visualize things so that the data could speak for itself? Are you tired of doing the same analytical motions over & over again instead of being able to use a repeatable process that will give you time back to do your actual job?

Welcome to the wonderful world of Power BI where all of these things are achievable.

In this session you will learn powerful ways of making your data come to life using Power BI Desktop & the Power BI Service. Whether your data is stored in a Microsofty way in Excel, SQL Server, SharePoint Online lists, CSV files on some old file server or in 3rd party data sources like SalesForce, Oracle, or SAP you will learn to unlock the data within & bring to life the stories hidden in the data.

Level: Introductory and overview - Platform: Cloud/Online

BI104 - Data Mining Office 365 SharePoint with Power BI

Treb Gatte  MVP, MBA

See how to use Power BI to mine the data you have in SharePoint and Office 365. We’ll pull data from lists, libraries, triggered activities using Flow and from Search and create beautiful reports and dashboards easily from it.

We’ll also show you how this can be automated and saves you time from copying and pasting data into different places.

Level: Intermediate - Platform: OnPrem and Cloud

BI201 - Build your first dashboard with Power BI

Luc Labelle  MVP, MCT, MCSA

Let your data tell the story and create analytical content with Power BI, in a few clicks, without a single line of code.

Join us in this session to learn how to create and share analytical content with Power BI. We will perform a step-by-step demo showing how to connect to data sources, build a report using a custom theme, create a dashboard and share it to the organization. In this session we will work with a simple use case, based on real business requirements that all attendee can relate to.

Level: Introductory and overview - Platform: Cloud/Online

BI203 - Five Key Trends in Business Intelligence and How They Will Impact Your Organization

Treb Gatte  MVP, MBA

Is your organization ready for the third BI wave? There are five key trends in Business Intelligence that are dramatically changing the way we approach reporting.

Join Treb as he takes you through each trend, the challenges resulting from the trend and recommended actions to take.

Level: Intermediate - Platform: OnPrem and Cloud

BI204 - Bridge the cloud divide with hybrid business intelligence

Jason Himmelstein  MVP

On premises or in the cloud, rich data visualizations are essential to most business processes an decisions. But frequently, key data may live on premises, although tools like Power BI provide a cloud based surface to view dashboards and reports.

Join us for an overview of how to extend on premises data to the cloud and how to integrate cloud-based visualizations back into Microsoft SharePoint on premises. We'll be talking about a wide variety of tools including SQL Server Reporting Services, Power BI, SharePoint (both on-premises and in the cloud), Flow and Power Apps.

Level: Intermediate - Platform: OnPrem and Cloud

BI302 - Monitoring Power BI for large scale deployments

Luc Labelle  MVP, MCT, MCSA

Enabling Power BI in a small organization comes with some challenges, but when it comes down to deploying and operationalizing Power BI on a larger scale, it’s not as easy as it seems. Part of the problem is that Power BI bring a new BI delivery model to the table, end user BI and this means that new scenarios need to be looked at.

Join us in this session as we will provide feedback on a real life, large scale, deployment scenario for a financial institution. We will demo how to monitor the Power BI service, Pro licenses attributions and On-Premises Data Gateways.

Level: Intermediate - Platform: Cloud/Online

BI303 - Power BI Report Server: Self-Service BI and Enterprise Reporting On-Premises

Treb Gatte  MVP, MBA

Love Power BI but need an on-premises solution today? Meet Power BI Report Server -- self-service analytics and enterprise reporting, all in one on-premises solution.

Design beautiful, interactive reports in Power BI Desktop, publish them to Power BI Report Server, and view and interact with them in your web browser or the Power BI app on your phone. And since Power BI Report Server includes the proven enterprise reporting capabilities of SQL Server Reporting Services, it can even run your existing Reporting Services reports too.

Join us for an overview of Power BI Report Server and demos of its features in action.

Level: Intermediate - Platform: OnPrem