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Recap of the Final Four 2018 Power BI World Tour Events

  • 1.  Recap of the Final Four 2018 Power BI World Tour Events

    Posted Dec 10, 2018 12:07 PM
    Edited by Liz Shine Feb 11, 2019 01:50 PM

    The second half of Power BI World Tour 2018 wrapped up in Dallas just last month. Hundreds of attendees showed up to the remaining four (4) cities - Seattle, Montreal, Dubai and Dallas to learn from local experts and connect with other Power BI users.

    The agendas were filled with great content, speakers and plenty of opportunities for networking. Some #PBIWorldTour highlights from each location include:

    Seattle, Washington - 29 - 30 October

    • Having so many "heavy-hitters" presenting content, naturally drove PUG Leaders and MVPs to attend.
    • Highest attended sessions:
    • Dan Edwards even incorporated Sports examples into his session!
    • Could a #PowerBI user group be in the works for Tokyo? Quite possibly – thanks to networking in Seattle and a passion for data.

    Montreal, Canada - 14 - 15 November

    • Highest attended sessions:
      • Advanced Analytics Capabilities in Power BI by Ashraf Ghonaim
      • M and Microsoft Power Query: The Lightsaber for a Data Jedi by Reza Rad
    •  Attendee Jessica Jolly takes to Twitter -
      • "Have you played with #DataFlows in #PowerBI yet? It's in preview right now but this is potentially THE game changer for companies with lots of data sources. It uses the #PowerQuery interface and will eventually connect to 85+ data sources!"
    • Most sessions turned into standing room only – great content is here to stay!

    Dubai, UAE 11 – 13 November

    • Participants could register for a Hackathon, Dynamics 365 Day or Power BI Day ... or all three!
    • Content sessions were delivered by Microsoft leaders, local MVPs and local User Group Leaders.
    • This was the first ever Dubai Power BI & PowerApps User Group meeting - offering sessions for Power Platform users which included:
      • Power BI + PowerApps + Flow: Introducing Power platform - Miguel Llopis, Microsoft Principle Program Manager & Sivakumar Harinath, Microsoft Principle Program Manager

      • Shape & Model Your Data - Naveen Ajmera, Leader of Dubai Power BI & PowerApps User Group & Tarek Bani, Technology Solutions Professional - Business Intelligence, Microsoft Gulf

    Dallas, Texas – 28 - 29 November

    • Over 215 attendees arrived at the @Microsoft Dallas office ready to plunge into content, updates and features of Power BI.
    • Highest attended sessions:
      • Introducing: Advanced data prep with dataflows - for unified data and powerful insights by Adam Saxton
      • Beyond the GUI - Advanced Power Query Techniques by Greg Baldini
    • Attendee Meagan Longoria had some fun in @guyInACube's session when she stated:
      • "Adam Saxton is talking about some #DragonFireButter hot #PowerBI features at #PBIWorldTour. (Dragon Fire Butter >Wasabi Mustard Sauce)."

    Upcoming 2019 Power Platform World Tour Locations

    Be sure to keep tabs (pun intended) on the upcoming 2019 Power Platform World Tour events. We'll see you in a city nearest you!

    Stay tuned for upcoming event location details.

    Finally - thank you to our supportive sponsors!

    3Cloud LLC, CatMan Solution, Capgemini, IronEdge, Exia, Faction A, Kapacity, Marquam, Metric Insights, NextAgenda, Orion System Integrators, RSM US LLP, TimeXtender, Versor, Wardy IT, Xello



    Liz Shine
    D365UG/CRMUG Engagement Manager
    Dynamic Communities
    Tampa FL
    877-324-8880 EXT: 1537