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[BI] Building Enterprise-Grade BI Models with Microsoft Power BI
Enterprise-grade intelligence is no longer out of reach! Power BI is is growing out of its self-service phase. In this session we will take a look at the new enterprise modelling capabilities in Power BI that can help you unlock new insights from your data including some of the latest features such as aggregations for big data which enables interactive analysis over petabyte scale datasets, incremental refresh for faster refreshes, composite models to combine Import and DirectQuery, XMLA Endpoints for connectivity and programmability, and tooling for complex models. Agenda: • 17:30 - 18:00: Networking / "Gossip" • 18:00 - 19:30: Main session Speaker: Victor Isakov Victor Isakov is a Microsoft Certified Architect and Microsoft Certified Trainer who provides consulting and training services to various organizations in the public, private and NGO sectors globally, and been involved in different capacities at various international events and conferences. He has authored a number of books on SQL Server and worked closely with Microsoft to develop the new generation of SQL Server Certification and Microsoft Official Curriculum for both instructor led training (ILT) and e-Learning. He is one of the first IT professionals to get the Microsoft Certified Master and Microsoft Certified Architect certifications globally.

Mitchell Theatre Sydney Mechanics School of Arts

280 Pitt Street · Sydney

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    What we're about

    The Sydney Business Intelligence User Group is a group for Architects / Developers who are interested in the Microsoft Business Intelligence / Data Analytics technology stack and related technologies.

    The group meets monthly and covers topics from the following tracks.

    • DW: Data Warehousing

    The [DW] track covers topics that are primarily concerned on the design, implementation, optimization and trouble shooting of data warehouses and data marts. The “boring” stuff – the infrastructure that makes BI happen! ;o) It covers technologies such as SQL Server Analysis Services, MDX and Tabular Model.

    • ETL: Extraction, Transformation & Loading

    The [ETL] track is concentrating on how you load data into your data warehouse. It looks at best practices / troubleshooting of SQL Server Integration Services and related tools.

    • BI: Business Intelligence

    The [BI] track focuses on the Business Intelligence tools and their rich visualization capabilities, the self-service BI vision of Microsoft's and 3rd-party solutions. This track will focus on technologies such as PerformancePoint, PowerBI, PowerMap, PowerPivot, PowerView and Reporting Services.

    • BA: Business Analytics

    The [BA] track covers the brave new world of analytics, big data, machine learning. This is where we will explore the world of Hadoop, APS (formerly PDW) and what Microsoft is doing with R.

    We aim to deliver sessions that are of a higher calibre than paid-for events such as Microsoft TechEd. The sessions are technically deep, applicable to your work and full of "lessons from the field". You should walk away from a session with a better understanding of the technology and how it can be applied in your organization.

    With that in mind please "spread the word".

    I hope to see at the user group soon!

    Victor Isakov


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