BI101 - Getting started learning Power BI

Liz Sundet 

You've heard people say Power BI is awesome. You've seen lots of reports and think, wow, I wish I could produce that. Or, maybe you're just curious what all the fuss is about.

Come learn where to get started with PowerBI from the vocabulary to how to connect data together. We will cover the basics as well as creating dynamic reports that will be sure to impress any executive.

Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Cloud/Online

BI102 - Your guide to understanding Power BI

Jason Himmelstein 

Struggling to understand what Power BI choices are the right ones to make? Confused by the licensing so much that trying to make heads or tails of how to get your project started is a step too far to think of taking? Join us for this introduction to the wonderful world of Power BI. We will begin with understanding the real world decisions around licensing, discuss & demo the options for doing reporting, and finish with dashboards & sharing.

If you are beginning your journey into the Power BI world, this is the session for you. We will set you up for success throughout the rest of the conference and help you look to drive your business using data.

Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Both

BI103 - Taking the Next Step with Big Data and Power BI

John White 

You've come a long way with Power BI. You've tamed your Excel spreadmarts, you've got your SharePoint list reporting under control, and Power BI is doing a great job reporting on your SQL data, but you're interested in taking that next big step into the world of Big Data. The good news is that Power BI is your friend, but where do the various Big Data tools fit in this scenario, and where do you start?

Join us for this hour long session as we go through the thinking behind the ongoing journey of tyGraph as it transitions to more Big Data technologies like Azure Data Factory, Spark, Databricks, etc.

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud/Online

BI104 - Data Mining Office 365 SharePoint with Power BI

Treb Gatte 

See how to use Power BI to mine the data you have in SharePoint and Office 365. We’ll pull data from lists, libraries, triggered activities using Flow and from Search and create beautiful reports and dashboards easily from it.

We’ll also show you how this can be automated and saves you time from copying and pasting data into different places.

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: OnPrem and Cloud

BI201 - Gaining insights with Power BI

Daniel Glenn 

Power BI is a powerful self-service analysis tool and is being adopted by organizations across the globe to quickly gain meaningful business insights.

This session will cover the basics on creating compelling dashboards and guide you through the process of managing your company’s Power BI service, Power BI desktop, and mobile apps.

Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Cloud/Online

BI202 - Reporting with Power BI Premium

Jason Himmelstein, John White 

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Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud/Online

BI203 - Five Key Trends in Business Intelligence and How They Will Impact Your Organization

Treb Gatte 

Is your organization ready for the third BI wave? There are five key trends in Business Intelligence that are dramatically changing the way we approach reporting.

Join Treb as he takes you through each trend, the challenges resulting from the trend and recommended actions to take.

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Both

BI204 - Hybrid Business Intelligence – Yes, You can do that

John White, Jason Himmelstein 

Is your organization staying on premises due to data concerns? Are you moving full speed ahead into the cloud, but longing for the maturity of your on-premises Business Intelligence platform? Hybrid Business Intelligence may be just what you are looking for. Microsoft has a rich stack of BI solutions for both on-prem and the cloud that all bring different strengths to the table. The good new is that with hybrid, you don’t need to sacrifice one for the other.
Join us for an overview of how to extend on premises BI technologies to the cloud and bring cloud solutions on-prem.  We'll be talking about a wide variety of tools including SQL Server Reporting Services, Power BI, Power BI Report Server, SharePoint (both on-premises and in the cloud), Flow and Power Apps.

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Both

BI301 - Telling data stories with Power BI

Jason Himmelstein 

Struggling to make your data tell the story that you know is hiding in there? Sick of staring at static spreadsheets and wishing that there was a way to visualize things so that the data could speak for itself? Are you tired of doing the same analytical motions over & over again instead of being able to use a repeatable process that will give you time back to do your actual job?

Welcome to the wonderful world of Power BI where all of these things are achievable.

In this session you will learn powerful ways of making your data come to life using Power BI Desktop & the Power BI Service. Whether your data is stored in a Microsofty way in Excel, SQL Server, SharePoint Online lists, CSV files on some old file server or in 3rd party data sources like SalesForce, Oracle, or SAP you will learn to unlock the data within & bring to life the stories hidden in the data.

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud/Online

BI302 - Power BI Report Server: Self-Service BI and Enterprise Reporting On-Premises

Treb Gatte 

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.

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: OnPrem

BI303 - A Place for Our Stuff - Introduction to Power BI Dataflows

John White 

Dataflows are doing to data warehousing what Power BI has been doing for several year to reporting - making it ubiquitous and accessible.

This session will walk through what dataflows in Power BI are, why they matter, how they're built, and why they are important. We'll also talk a fair bit about some tips and trick when working with them using demonstrations to illustrate the points.

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud/Online