No. 32 - Manohar Punna - Bridging the gap between SSRS and Power BI


Meetup Agenda

• 5:45pm - Arrive, meet & greet, drinks
• 6:10pm - Welcome & intro - Luke Hayler
• 6:15pm - Presentation - Manohar Punna
• 7:15pm - Wrap up

Session: Bridging the gap between SSRS and Power BI
Traditionally, SSRS is used for paginated reports which gives flexibility like drill through reports, subscriptions and print formatting. With Power BI the reports are now more interactive and dynamic. There are still few gaps between these two platforms which are built to purpose. This gap is getting smaller as features are ported between these two platforms. In this session I will be going through various features which are bridging these gaps and point out the differences. These are significant and can affect your decision in choosing the right platform which will fit your needs.

Manohar Punna is a Data Platform MVP and Vice President of DataPlatformGeeks by passion and a Data Platform Consultant by profession. He is a speaker at various SQL Server Day events and user groups, SQL Saturday events, PASS Summit, SQLBits and SSGAS / DPS conferences. He helps organisations realise the potential of their data by building robust BI and Data Platform systems on on-premises, cloud and hybrid environments. He strongly believes in giving back to the community and is a student for life.

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A big thank also to our co-sponsor, Sirius Technology, for their ongoing support of our Meetup and providing us with food for each event.

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