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January 16, 2018 by Greg Koehler While the Power KPI visual has been a necessary building block for us in the presentation of KPIs, by itself it doesn’t provide a scorecard layout. Some users, including executives, really wanted a tabular, scorecard style of KPIs. For this, we developed a second custom visual called Power KPI Matrix. Power KPI Matrix supports an unlimited number of KPIs in a single visual, along with optional categorizations, images, and sparklines. With the latest version, 2.0, it also includes an interactive pop-out of the full Power KPI chart within the visual for a given selected cell. While we developed it primarily for our own team and ...
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In 2018, are you looking to challenge yourself to grow professionally? If so, look no further than Focus , an upcoming deep-dive, advanced training conference in Indianapolis, IN. Content is split into two-day mini-conferences for Microsoft Dynamics 365, AX, CRM, NAV and Power BI users, held between May 21 and 24, 2018. PUG sessions will be held May 21-22. Expect deep-dive learning Focus is unlike other user group conferences because it’s about diving deeper into exclusive topics geared towards specific roles. There will be no general sessions – just two days’ worth of rolling up your sleeves and spending more time in a targeted track for YOU. ...
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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 of Data & BI Summit. ...
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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 ...
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​ Preparing for the Power BI certification exam Topic: 70-778 Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Microsoft Power BI Writers: Phillip Guglielmi | Senior Solutions and Business Intelligence Architect You are a seasoned veteran in business intelligence and data architecture, and you are ready to embark on the journey to becoming a certified BI professional. The goal is to solidify our understanding of what it means to have data, anywhere, any time. You are among the proud group of individuals who are currently managing data in the organizational environment, or you are seeking to hone the skills necessary to call oneself a data wrangler. ...
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Data & BI Summit brings Business Analysts, Data Professionals & Power BI users together at the inaugural Data & BI Summit , located in Dublin, Ireland 24-26 April 2018 at the Convention Centre Dublin. 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. PUG has Academy training with products that will include: Power BI, PowerApps, Flow, R and more! Half and full-day training offered Monday, April 23rd in Dublin, Ireland . See all classes and full descriptions during the registration process here . 1/2 Day Morning Classes ...
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This month we sat down with new PUG Leader, Ásgeir Gunnarsson to get to know him. Ásgeir recently launched a new PUG in Iceland . Here is what we learned about Ásgeir. If you don't live in Iceland, launch a PUG in your area .     1. What inspired you to want to start a new PUG in Iceland? I have been teaching Power BI classes at the Continuous Education department of University of Iceland for the last couple of years and I have seen interest in Power BI rise each semester. I also present at conferences internationally and during some of those I have spoken to leaders of PUGs in other countries and heard about the mixed demography (business and IT) ...
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At a Glance  Introduction What Why How… Installation Configuration Introduction The Power BI Report Server is a new, standalone product that allows organizations to host Power BI Reports on an on-premises report server. Additionally, the Power BI Report Server is built upon the same architecture as SQL Server Reporting Services, allowing you to also use the server to host paginated reports, mobile reports, and key performance indicators (KPIs), thus creating a “one-stop shop” for all your reporting assets. What Power BI Desktop   as a powerful tool for self-service BI and creating interactive reports. It offers data warehouse ...
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Make plans to attend  Focus , a deep-dive training conference dedicated to the success of Microsoft Dynamics 365, AX, CRM and NAV users and Power BI users. Focus will be held May 21-24, 2018, in Indianapolis, IN, and feature primarily intermediate and advanced 90-minute sessions taught by technical experts. Focus is separated into multiple two-day events covering specific products:  NAVUG   and   PUG   are held concurrently May 21-22 and  D365UG/AXUG   and   D365UG/CRMUG   are held concurrently May 23-24. At Focus, attendees will have access to: Sharpen your skills   and learn best practices to further your job role, career, and product ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 using ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Es cierto que hace algunos meses ya, una de las mejores funcionalidades de Power BI ha sido integrar un script de R, lo que facilita la visualizacion de datos al usar un lenguaje sencillo y potente como es R. R es quiza el lenguaje de programacion mas extendido e implementado en lo que a estadistica y ciencia de datos se refiere; Power BI es una excelente herramienta en visualizacion de datos, y una de las mejores propiedades es su amplia capacidad para conectar diversas fuentes de datos -incluso ahora los usuarios podemos disenar y programar nuestros propios conectores-. Podemos decir por tanto, que R y Power BI son como dos super-heroes trabajando juntos, ...
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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 and ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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