May 2014 – Rod Colledge – May QLD SQL Server User Group

May QLD SQL Server User Group – Rod Colledge

Hour of Power BI

Power BI is Microsoft’s exciting new self-service business intelligence (BI) solution delivered through Excel and Office 365. Using Power BI, business users can discover, combine, model, analyse and visualize data through the creation of immersive BI solutions, share them with other users, and access them from anywhere, on any device. In this session, Rod will focus on; 1. What is Power BI? 2. How does Power BI differ to traditional BI tools such as Analysis Services, Reporting Services & PerformancePoint Services? 3. What do you need to run Power BI, and how do you get it? 4. Where does Power BI fit in an organization’s broader enterprise BI strategy? In addition to answering the above questions, Rod will build a Power BI solution from scratch, in real time. Rod will use Power Query, Power Pivot, Power View and Power Map inside Excel 2013, before deploying the solution to a Power BI site in the cloud, and interacting with it using Q & A, the new natural language query technology.

About the Speaker

With 15+ years of SQL Server experience, Rod’s commitment and depth of knowledge was recognized by Microsoft in 2010 with an MVP award for SQL Server. This is Rod’s 5th consecutive year as an MVP. Rod leads the Business Intelligence practice for DWS in Brisbane, and has authored or contributed to three books, including the “SQL Server MVP Deep Dives” series. He’s a sought-after speaker at both local and international SQL Server conferences.

Venue: Microsoft Brisbane – Level 28, 400 George Street, Brisbane Duration: Catering from 5:30PM for a 6:00PM Start (meetings typically finish at 7:30PM)
On: Thursday, 22nd May 2014
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