BI303 - Advanced Power BI

David Feldman  MVP

You are familiar with PowerBI desktop, you’ve pulled in some data from SharePoint, from SQL Server, or from excel and published it to the service. It’s pretty amazing, right? Now that you have the basics down, lets dive a bit deeper into all levels of the service.

We’ll explore transforming your data and mashing up multiple sources in a PowerBI Desktop, we’ll integrate some onprem data, create drill downs, and explore some powerful data filtering techniques to help you take your PowerBI to the next level.

Level: Advanced   -    Platform: N/A

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: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

BI104 - Deep Dive on Power BI and SharePoint

John White  MVP

This demo rich session will explore many of the nuances involved with using a combination of Power BI and SharePoint. SharePoint data can be finicky to retrieve, and this session will show examples and suggest a few best practices for doing so. In addition, connecting Power BI to SharePoint opens up a whole new world for Excel. If it can be done with Power BI and SharePoint, this session will show you how.

Level: Expert   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

BI203 - Hybrid Business Intelligence – Yes, You can do that

John White  MVP

Is your organization staying on premises due to data concerns? Are you moving full speed ahead into the cloud, but longing for the maturity of your on-premises Business Intelligence platform? Hybrid Business Intelligence may be just what you are looking for. Microsoft has a rich stack of BI solutions for both on-prem and the cloud that all bring different strengths to the table. The good new is that with hybrid, you don’t need to sacrifice one for the other.
Join us for an overview of how to extend on premises BI technologies to the cloud and bring cloud solutions on-prem.  We'll be talking about a wide variety of tools including SQL Server Reporting Services, Power BI, Power BI Report Server, SharePoint (both on-premises and in the cloud), Flow and Power Apps.

Level: Advanced   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

BI301 - Business Intelligence Power Hour - Community Edition

John White  MVP

In this entertaining session, we dazzle you with new demos that expose the lighter side of Business Intelligence, and show off the flexibility and power of the Microsoft BI Platform. If you've never been to a Power Hour session, you definitely don’t want to miss it! We promise you’ll walk away impressed - or at least amused.

Prerequisites: Sense of humor

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

BI101 - Getting started learning Power BI

Liz Sundet  rMVP, MCT, 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

BI201 - Monitoring Power BI for large scale deployments

Luc Labelle  MVP, MCT

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

BI102 - 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: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

BI202 - 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: On-Prem & Cloud

BI302 - 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: On-Prem