This will be a special remote presentation by Chris Webb via Skype meeting. We will NOT BE meeting at the Microsoft office, Chris will join us from the UK via Skype.
Custom data connectors allow you to extend Power BI so that it can connect to new data sources. In this session you'll learn how you can build custom data connectors by writing M code using the Power Query SDK in Visual Studio, and also how they can be tested and deployed. You will also see examples of how to implement common patterns such as connecting to web services and handling different forms of authentication.
Chris Webb is a UK-based independent consultant and trainer specialising in Power BI, Analysis Services, MDX, DAX and M. He is the author of "Power Query for Power BI and Excel" and a co-author of "SQL Server Analysis Services 2012: The BISM Tabular Model", "Expert Cube Development with SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services", and "MDX Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2005 and Hyperion Essbase". He blogs at http://blog.crossjoin.co.uk