08:30 - 09:30Registration and Networking Breakfast
09:30 - 10:30General Session: Microsoft Roadmap | Room: Empire A
Kim Manis and Charles Sterling - Microsoft
With weekly and monthly releases, there are a lot of fantastic new Power BI features to explore. In this session, we will have an overview of what has been just released in Power BI and a look forward. Drill down topics to include the new collaboration features, in the cloud-based business analytics service, the new authoring and modeling features of Power BI Desktop, extending your reach to mobile applications, new Power BI resources and finally, what is new for developers leveraging the Power BI platform.
10:30 - 10:45Session Break
10:45 - 11:45Super Charge Power BI and What is new with Analysis Services | Room: Empire A
Christian Wade - Microsoft
Microsoft Azure Analysis Services enables you to build comprehensive, enterprise-scale analytic solutions that deliver actionable insights through familiar data visualization tools such as Microsoft Power BI and Microsoft Excel. This session introduces Azure Analysis Services as a fully-managed platform as a service (PaaS) in Azure. We will discuss where Analysis Services fits into Microsoft’s BI platform and strategy, reference architectures and cloud efficiencies. Modeling and analytics features covered by the last two compatibility levels will be reviewed and demonstrated, including Power Query connectivity, object-level security, and Detail Rows for non-technical users to drill through to transactional records.
11:45 - 1:00Networking Lunch - Sponsor Showcase - ZAP | Room: Empire A
Get even more from Power BI with ZAP’s automated data management (12:15 -12:45)
Bill Tennant & Sara Breedon - ZAP
Increase trust in your business information and remove inefficiencies and costs related to data preparation and exploration. See how ZAP unifies data from multiple sources automatically and makes it simple to prepare for analysis with Power BI. ZAP’s warehouse automation makes it quicker and more cost-effective to produce a secure, governed hub of business-wide data, which enables richer, more trusted business information to be created more efficiently by Power BI users.
1:00 - 2:00Creating Enterprise Grade BI Offerings with Azure Analysis Services | Room: Empire A
Christian Wade - Microsoft
As you have seen in the previous two sessions, Analysis Services enables consistent data across reports and users of Power BI. This session will focus on optimizing configurations, management automation, governance, sizing considerations and best practices. Various modeling enhancements will be included such as Detail Rows allowing users to easily see transactional records, deployment and application-lifecycle management (ALM) features to bridge the gap between self-service and corporate BI. Security drill down such as logging where and how your data is stored, and look at how to leverage additional Azure services to make your information even more secure.
2:00 - 2:15Session Break
2:15 - 3:15Power BI Report Server: Self-Service BI and Enterprise Reporting On-Premises | Room: Empire A
Dustin Ryan -Microsoft
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.
3:15 - 3:30Session Break
3:30 - 4:30Enterprise BI deployments and governance with the Microsoft Power BI Service | Room: Empire A
Charles Sterling- Microsoft
Whether you're planning an enterprise-wide reporting deployment or providing structure to self-service BI activities within teams, Power BI has you covered. Learn about tools for developing, publishing, and managing your BI assets. We cover the data gateway, managing report lifecycle, publishing options, administration and governance controls, and end-user capabilities across devices and platforms.
4:30 - 6:00Welcome Reception (Social & Networking)