SQLSaturday Post-Con: Power BI


Scott Stauffer presents - Power BI: Roll up your sleeves, we're getting our hands dirty!

• Hands-on, 1-day, instructor led workshop. For years, Excel has been the tool of choice for business people around the world. In July 2015, however, Microsoft released a free software package that has become the hottest software commodity in the business intelligence landscape; Power BI Desktop.

• What to bring
laptop and laptop charger - Please bring a machine that was fairly new and fast that they are able to install software on. The more RAM, CPU and battery power the better. If you have a tablet, please bring it to follow step-by-step instructions.

Topics Covered:
• Getting data from a variety of Sources
• Cleaning & Transforming data
• Creating a Data Model to build relationships and structure
• Creating Calculations and Measures with DAX
• Using Stock and Custom Visuals to show insights in your data
• Sharing your data on-premises, in the cloud and in a secure fashion Prerequisite knowledge:
• No prior Power BI experience is required.

Scott Stauffer (@SQLSocialite) is very PASSionate about data and enjoys meeting with like-minded data geeks. He started the Vancouver PASS Chapter in 2004. In 2008, Scott was recognized by Microsoft with a SQL Server MVP award. In 2009, Scott started a PASS BI Chapter in Vancouver, and was also at one time the PASS Regional Chapter Mentor for Canada. For over 10 years he has been an independent consultant working with clients to solve their data woes and extract insight from their business data.