Redmond PASS User Group Meeting

Redmond PASS User Group for SQL Server & Data Professionals
Redmond PASS User Group for SQL Server & Data Professionals
Public group

Every 2nd Wednesday of the month

Microsoft Corporate Main Campus Building 35

3940 159th Ave Ne · Redmond

How to find us

We host our Redmond PASS User Group meetings in the Kalaloch Room in Microsoft Building 35. Please look for the SQL user group signs. If building doors are locked, someone will be out shortly to open them.

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Our Sponsor for February Meet:
Quest Software

Demystifying Chart Types and Report Design Principles in Power BI


Failing to deliver a well-designed Power BI Report can be a common reporting pitfall. What good is quality data if it is not presented in a way that is meaningful or easily understood? Someone without any prior knowledge should be able to quickly understand a report without explanation and be quickly drawn to the key elements you want them to view. This talk will walk through many elements of bad report design. Learn about visual cues and how certain chart types can convey data more accurately than others. Also, learn about the basic dos and don’ts of report design and layout, using easy-to-learn techniques that bring data to life.

Speaker: Reid Havens

Reid is the founder of Havens Consulting Inc. and is a Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP). He has an extensive background in technology and organizational management, and has obtained a Master's Degree in Organizational Development and Business Analytics. He has experience as a consultant working with many Fortune 50, 100, and 500 companies. Additionally, he teaches Business Intelligence, reporting, and data visualization courses at the University of Washington and other universities. Reid is also an avid content developer. He has authored numerous videos and articles on multiple video platforms and blog sites. He has also developed multiple training curriculums that have been delivered to numerous companies around the world. In addition to corporate trainings, he has also developed college level curriculum for the University of Washington and other universities.

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Networking with beverages and snacks
6:00 PM - 6:10 PM User Group updates
6:10 PM - 6:15 PM Job openings and Job Seekers announced
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM Featured presentation
7:15 PM - 8:00 PM Q&A and continued networking

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Redmond SQL Server User Group Leadership Team