Past Meetup

Henk Vlootman - Power Pivot in PBI & Ásgeir Gunnarsson PBI & Dev Lifecycle

Hosted by Manchester Power BI User Group

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Henk Vlootman
Henk was working as Excel trainer. In 2010, with the introduction of the self-service tools like Power Pivot and Power Query in Excel, his work area has gone into a different direction. Nowadays he is much more involved in porting Excel Power pivot models to SQL Server Analysis Services and PowerBI. Henk is an Excel MVP since 2013. In 2016 he was awarded with a double nomination: Excel and Data Platform MVP and in 2017 he was awarded only as Data platform MVP. Henk has a great interest in the new Microsoft Power BI product. He is chairman of the Power BI User Group Holland. He has spoken at several Excel and PowerBI congresses, such as the Techdays, Excel Experience Day’s, the ModelOff congress and PowerBI meetings in The Netherlands and Canada. He has also spoken at PASS SQL Saturday’s in England, Germany and Holland. Henk wrote several Excel and Power Pivot books in the Dutch language. His newest book on Power Pivot (co-auth Michiel Rozema) is since 2016 on the Dutch market.

Topic : "Best practice in Power Pivot in Power BI",

Henk will cover the changes between traditional BI and Power BI projects. He will also demo some of the best practices in Power BI / Power Pivot, based on the components of the new way of collective analytics.

Asgeir Gunnarsson
Ásgeir is a Business Intelligence Developer with Össur in Iceland working with Business Intelligence solutions using the whole of the MS BI stack. Ásgeir has been working in BI since 2007 both as a consultant and internal employee. Before turning to BI Ásgeir worked as a technical trainer and currently teaches BI courses at the Continuing Education Department of the University of Iceland. He is an active speaker and speaks at various events across the world

Ásgeirs main focus at them moment is SSAS, SSRS and Power BI.

He is the chapter leader of the Icelandic PASS chapter and a MVP in the Data Platform

Ásgeir is passionate about data and loves solving problem

Topic: Power BI & the Development Lifecycle

When your development team is up to a certain size, and often no matter what size it is, you want to start following best development practices. These include things like source control, multiple environments, deployment processes, and governance.

As Microsoft Power BI content is developed using Power BI Desktop and not Visual Studio as most Microsoft BI solutions are, these things can get tricky. In this session we will look at what Power BI has to offer when it comes to development lifecycle.

We will look at the different options available to the developer when it comes to source control, dev, test and production environments, and deployment of Power BI content.

We will then look at the different options when it comes to distribution of content to the end user.

Lastly, we will look at governance and see how it is possible to secure the content and audit the usage of Power BI.

For all these topics we will look at the capabilities Power BI offers and how we implemented it where I work


17:30 - 18:00 Networking

18:00 - 19:00 Henk Vlootman - Power BI talk with Q&A.

19:00 - 19:30 Pizza and Refreshments

19:30 - 20:30 - Asgeir Gunnarsson - Power BI & Development lifecycle

Pizza & Beers :) provided by our sponsors Robert Walters BI