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Get away from your desk to connect in-person with peers, friends, and experts in a lively, engaged environment at Power Summit Phoenix, October 15-18 . Power Summit is your place to share product insights, trouble-shoot your toughest challenges, and walk away with lifelong friends and more new knowledge than you thought possible.  Early Bird Pricing Ends June 28 You’re running out of time to save big on your Power Summit registration. There’s only 14 days left to SAVE $400 before the price increases after June 28. Don’t miss this discount: Register Now! Hear From Peers in Summit 2017 Video Learn why Summit attendees keep coming back ...
Dynamic Communities and Microsoft are working closely together to bring you a series of great learning opportunities in the coming months. Here are two events we want to make sure are on your calendar:   Power Summit Phoenix Join us October 15-18 in Phoenix for the inaugural  Power  Summit Phoenix .  Attend this event for over 60 dedicated sessions to teach you how to visualize, analyze and access data through Power BI, PowerApps, Microsoft Flow and more. At   Power  Summit , you’ll team up with user group peers, All Stars, and MVPs to turn your online support network into real-life connections! You’ll dive in to share your knowledge… and ...
Add Pre-Conference Academy to your registration for extra training! It’s already time to start planning your trip to the inaugural  Power   Summit Phoenix happening October 15 – 18 . Whether you’re a technology user or partner, Summit has something for you with dynamic sessions, a robust exhibitor community, and the opportunity to network with professionals in similar careers. Early Bird Pricing – Don’t MISS OUT on Savings Don’t delay your registration and  save $400 today with Early Bird pricing ! The  price increases on June 28 , so don’t miss this limited time offer:  Register for Power Summit Pre-Conference Academy ...
Join your user group community to learn, network & engage! The inaugural Power Summit Phoenix will take place October 15-18, 2018 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ. Power Summit is the can’t-miss conference for Power Users, Business Analysts, IT Administrators, and Developers –  register now ! Why you should attend Leave behind the world of net-centered chat to power real-life growth between peers and experts in a lively, engaged environment all community-driven. Here’s a preview of what you can look forward to onsite: Meet & network with your user group community:  Power Summit provides countless opportunities ...
Focus 2018, your user group conference for concentrated, deep-dive Power BI learning, is coming up quick   on the calendar! In nearly  one week  (May 21-22), the Power BI community will gather at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, IN. Need to make a quick pitch to your boss about why you should attend? Here are 3 reasons why Focus will benefit you and your company. 1. Sessions led by technical experts Trusted community resources and sought-after experts will lead 90+ intermediate to advanced 90-minute sessions in targeted tracks, allowing for a far deeper understanding of the content. Hands on Labs are also available.  Explore schedule and track ...
“The need to “speak data” is key for a successful digital transformation”, stresses John Doyle, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Microsoft during his keynote at Data & BI Summit, which is happening in Dublin, Ireland this week. During the keynote “The Next Era of Analytics” John presented Microsoft’s plans with Power BI for the upcoming months. Here’s what you need to know in case you missed it: Data Culture The importance of Power BI is shaping the future of data and analytics. “The impact of disruption on companies is undeniable, they need to expect change and plan for it. Although data is intuitive, it’s extremely important for companies ...
Data & BI Summit is about to happen, but we don’t have you on the list of attendees yet! Join Business Analysts, Data Professionals & Power BI users at the Convention Centre in Dublin from 24-26 April. At the moment there are still some seats left, claim yours today before they run out! Register Now Some Fast Facts Here are some fast facts that will show why Data & BI Summit is a can’t miss event. Did you know that…. ….Data & BI Summit offers 68 sessions across 4 tracks ….the sessions at Data & BI Summit are hosted by more than 100 speakers ….4 Academy classes are offered within Data & BI Summit’s Pre-Conference ...
By now you've heard of Focus 2018.  Did you realize that by attending you will grow professionally, network with other Power BI users, experts, and Microsoft team members and most importantly, learn how to optimize your use of Power BI through Hands on Labs and deep-dive education?  Don't miss out - Register now. Power BI User Group (PUG) Member Jennifer McGuire is a Business Analyst at Strada Education Network and the Indianapolis User Group Leader. Read her welcome message below: Hello, As a local to the area, I believe Indianapolis is a great location for Focus because Indiana is known for Hoosier hospitality. I think attendees will find ...
Taking place over 24, 25 and 26 April, Data & BI Summit is approaching! We are excited to bring together Business Analysts, Data Professionals & Power BI Users at the Convention Centre in Dublin, Ireland. Arrive smart, leave even smarter. In addition to the Data & BI Summit you can also attend Pre-Conference Academy.  Besides filling your agenda with inspiring breakout sessions and opportunities to learn, you can now enhance your Data & BI Summit experience by joining our Pre-Conference Academy. Half- and full-day training is available Monday, 23 April. If this sounds appealing, now is your chance to be part of this exciting new feature ...
The Power BI User Group (PUG) is committed to increasing your knowledge of Power BI through the community and Power BI Academy training! Courses range from a day day course to multi-day training, the Academy team has you covered. Make sure to check out the Spring lineup below and view the descriptions for additional details! Academy- Power BI Developer 4-Day Bootcamp Feb 2018 Monday, February 12, 2018 (9:00 AM) to Thursday, February 15, 2018 (5:00 PM) (Eastern Time) Academy- Power BI 4-Day Boot Camp Feb 2018 Monday, February 19, 2018 (9:00 AM) to Thursday, February 22, 2018 (5:00 PM) (Eastern Time) Academy - Practical Introduction To ...
Join Business Analysts, Data Professionals & Power BI Users at the inaugural   Data & BI Summit , located in Dublin, Ireland 24-26 April 2018 at the Convention Centre Dublin. Registration is now available! What to expect with the Data & BI Summit: Have access to exceptional content:   Learn how to bring your company through the digital transformation by gaining new understandings of your data and deepening your knowledge of the Microsoft Business Intelligence tools. Products will include: Power BI, PowerApps, Flow, SQL Server, Excel, Azure, D365 and more! Sessions will be available for all users, whether you’re just exploring these technologies ...
We sat down with new PUG Leader, André de Lang e to get to know him a little better. André recently launched a new PUG in Hobart, Tasmania . Tasmania is an isolated island state off Australia’s south coast.  Here is what we learned about André. What motivated you to want to start a PUG in Tasmania? After attending a Power Pivot course by Matt Allington, (which has probably been the most useful course I have ever attended - and I've attended more than a few) we kept in touch. About a year ago, I was chatting to Matt again (great guy), and he floated the idea of starting a Tasmanian Power User Group with me. I thought it was a great idea, but ...
Congratulations to Kathy Kinnier and the New York/New Jersey PUG on winning the December Challenge of the month. We asked Kathy some questions about her user group and here is what she had to say: What motivated you to start a PUG? I wanted to find a way to network with other Power BI developers and learn more about the product. So starting the PUG was the perfect solution.     How did your group get started? I applied to be the group lead and was approved by Microsoft in May 2016.  This was prior to the pbi user group site so I created a group on meetup.com and then went about finding speakers and building membership. Jaimie Fox from ...
Join us for an upcoming Power BI Boot camp designed to get students up to speed on building and deploying custom analytics and reporting solutions using Microsoft's rapidly evolving Power BI platform. Whether you are a Business User, Data Professional or Software Developer, we have a workshop that's right for you! "Ted was an excellent trainer. Easy to listen to and follow, exceeded my expectations." - Angela Wentz Nov 20 | Academy - Deep Dive into Power BI 2 Day Workshop Course Modules: 1.Introduction to the Power BI Platform 2.Extracting and Transforming Data using Power BI Desktop 3.Building a Data Model ...
The seventh and last stop of the 2017   PUG World Tour   wrapped up on Tuesday in Sydney, Australia. Despite the Melbourne Cup taking place at the same time, 145 attendees showed up to learn and connect with other Power BI users. The agenda was filled with great presentations, speakers and opportunities for networking. Some highlights from the event included: An Ask the Experts Panel with Microsoft and MVP’s 69 people in the Take Power BI Visualization to the Next Level A popular Advanced DAX session An opportunity for new business users to take what they learned and talk through how to bring it home and apply it going forward Three Sponsor ...
The upcoming  Power BI World Tour  in Sydney on 6-7 November will have over twenty-seven educational sessions led by Industry Experts. But what is an Industry Expert? These are active members of the Power BI community who have volunteered to share what they've learned through their years of industry experience by speaking at events, writing articles and leading webinars. Their knowledge and expertise make them trusted resources in the community. One of such expert presenters at The Power BI World Tour is Ankit Patria, BI Consultant! Follow him on Twitter here:  https://twitter.com/AnkitPatira A "golden nugget" attendees will take away from my session ...
The sixth stop of the   PUG World Tour   wrapped up on Thursday in Downtown Chicago. Attendees were met with cold, rainy weather but that didn’t stop us from having a great time. The event was filled with just over 140 attendees, great content, speakers and networking. Attendees and speakers from New Zealand, Atlanta, Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and many other cities met at the Downtown Chicago Microsoft office to spend two days learning and connecting with each other. Some highlights from the event included: An Ask the Experts Panel with Microsoft and MVP’s 60 people in the Intro to Power BI session Leila Etaati ...
The fourth stop in the Power BI World Tour hosted by PUG wrapped up on 10/5/17 in Toronto, Ontario, the largest city in Canada and the most multi-culturally diverse city on the planet with over 140 different languages spoken! (https://www.pbiusergroup.com/pbiworldtour/locations/wt-toronto)   The event was sold out with 160 attendees and hosted excellent speakers from as far away as Poland and the Netherlands along with some fantastic content presented.   There were attendees from as far away as Vancouver and Dallas with many other cities near and far coming together at the Microsoft MPR in Mississauga offices to spend two days networking, learning ...
The fifth stop of the   PUG World Tour   wrapped up on Thursday in sunny, San Francisco. The event was filled with 140 attendees, excellent speakers from as far away as Australia and New Zealand, and great content. Attendees from Florida, Memphis, Denver, Portland and many other cities near and far came together at the Microsoft Sunnyvale office to spend two days learning and connecting with each other. Some highlights from the event included: An Ask the Experts Panel with Microsoft and MVP’s A Microsoft Exam 778 Certification prep session with Armando Lacerda 60 people in the Advanced DAX session by Jeffrey Wang and a full house ...
Congratulations to User Group Leader, Naveen Ajmera and the Dubai PUG on Winning the October PUG Leader Challenge . We sat down with Naveen to find out more about the Dubai User Group. Here are his answers.   What motivated you to start a PUG?   The spark to start a PUG was ignited by my love and passion for Power BI. I have this Power BI link A true love story never ends : Power BI & I to narrate my Power BI journey. Generally we see that when a business requires to get insight from its data, it depends on IT experts. What I realized that most business persons who lack fluency in IT language and IT experts lack a comprehensive ...