Dec 17 Meeting
When: Monday, December 17th, 2018 from 12:30 to 4:00 (US/Central)
Dec 17 Meeting


We are pleased to announce the Microsoft Power BI User Group meeting on December 17, 2018, at Microsoft Corporation, 3601 76th St W, Suite 600 Edina, MN 55435 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

12:30 - 1:00     Check In / Pizza

1:00 - 1:05       Kick-off & Updates

1:05 - 1:30       What’s New in Power BI

1:30 – 2:30      Power BI Deployments & Data Sourcing Methods by Tailwind - details below

2:30 - 2:45       Break

2:45 - 3:30       Small Group Roundtables & Networking

3:30 - 4:00       Closing & Giveaways / Networking

Presentation Overview

Tailwind has implemented Power BI Premium for regional, national, and global clients. They will walk through all the various Power BI (PBI) deployments and data sourcing methods. They will discuss actual use cases so youwill know when each solution is appropriate. Deployment topics to be covered include a PBI loaded model, PBI direct connect, and PBI live connect. On-premises data sourcing topics include SQL databases, Oracle databases, Analysis Services Tabular, and Excel files. Cloud data sourcing topics include Azure Data Lake, Azure Analysis Services, Dataflows, and Snowflake on Azure. There will be something for everyone from beginner to advanced. They will start the session by introducing the basics of Power BI Premium, and work our way into complexities necessary to support an enterprise.

Speaker Bio

Ross McNeely is the Tailwind Practice Manager. Ross works with external customers, partners, and vendors to integrate disperse data sources. Throughout most of his 15 year career Ross has been specializing in Information Management, and implementing solutions for Information Strategy, Information Asset Management, Enterprise Data Management, and Business Analytics.



Monday, December 17th, 2018 from 12:30 to 4:00 (US/Central)



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