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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 ...
User Group Summit Nashville , October 10-13, is the can’t-miss conference for Microsoft Dynamics and Power BI users. Exclusive sessions give you a front-row seat to boosting your ability to get the job done every day - You’ll be amazed by how much you’ll gain. From roundtables to general sessions, you’ll geek out for days, swapping secrets with other users you’ll rely on for months and years to come. Organizations all across the world are leveraging Power BI to transform their data and find answers to their most important questions. Summit Nashville, known for being a powerhouse of knowledge and energy, is excited to offer expanded Power BI content, ...
The third stop of the seven city  PUG World Tour  came to a close on Wednesday in the heart of New York City. The sold out event was loaded with great content, speakers and attendees. Power BI users of all levels traveled to the Big Apple from around the world, including Norway, Florida, Boston, Seattle and many more locations to spend two days learning and connecting with others. Some highlights from the event included: A packed Data Modeling session for the New Business User An Ask the Experts Panel with Microsoft and MVP’s A Microsoft Exam 778 Certification prep session with an MCT A Popular PowerApps and Flow session An excellent ...
The upcoming  Power BI World Tour  in San Francisco on 4-5 October at the Microsoft Office 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   Ajay Anandan, Senior Product Manager of Power BI at Microsoft! A "golden nugget" attendees will take away from ...
The upcoming  Power BI World Tour  in San Francisco on 4-5 October at the Microsoft Office 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 Joshua Vickery, Technical Solutions Professional at Microsoft. A "golden nugget" attendees will take away from my ...
The upcoming  Power BI World Tour  in New York on 19-20 September at the TKP Conference Center 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 Kathy Kinnier, Managing Partner at Data Ignite. A "golden nugget" attendees will take away from my session (not ...
The upcoming  Power BI World Tour  in New York on 19-20 September at the TKP Conference Center 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 Dustin Ryan, Solution Architect at Microsoft. A "golden nugget" attendees will take away from my session (not found ...
The upcoming  Power BI World Tour  in New York on 19-20 September at the TKP Conference Center 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 Neal Levin, VP, Business Intelligence & Analytics of Rightpoint. A "golden nugget" attendees will take away from ...
The upcoming  Power BI World Tour  in New York on 19-20 September at the TKP Conference Center 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 Eric Kierstead, CIO of BeavEx Incorporated. A "golden nugget" attendees will take away from my session (not found ...
The upcoming  Power BI World Tour  in New York on 19-20 September at the TKP Conference Center 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 Brett Powell, BI Consultant & Owner of Frontline Analytics. A "golden nugget" attendees will take away from my ...
The upcoming  Power BI World Tour  in New York on 19-20 September at the TKP Conference Center 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 Dan Edwards, CPA at Crowe Horwath. A "golden nugget" attendees will take away from my session (not found in the ...