Power BI is the new service from Microsoft that is creating a real buzz in the analytics and business intelligence community. Business users can get data from almost any source, visualise it and share their insights. It also has great power under the covers to do sophisticated data preparation and modelling and build beautiful dashboards. Users can ask questions of their data with natural language and Power BI will do it's best to answer you .
This group will help you get started with Power BI. We'll offer a mix of introductory talks but we'll also have some sessions for the experts as well. Some of the events will be hands-on.
We meet monthly in Central London on a weekday evening. Please come along - you will be sure of a warm welcome from the organisers
Power BI is relatively new but already has 5 million subscribers - we'll show you why!
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London #PowerBI user group with Will Thompson
Featuring Will Thompson
We're very excited to announce that Will Thompson from the Microsoft Power BI product group in Seattle will be joining us for our August meetup. An insight into the Power BI team's product planning process.data powerbi data-analytics datascience
Lessons from the Enterprise: Managed Self-Service BI at Global Scale
Featuring Matthew Roche
Self-service BI tools are sometimes described as a two edged sword. SSBI is a powerful tool for solving common problems at scale, but it can also introduce new challenges as more users are empowered to work with more data. There is no one "right" or "best" way to deliver...leadership ssbi
Introduction To Dataflows In Power BI
Featuring Chris Webb
Dataflows are an important new data preparation and loading feature in Power BI. In this session you will learn: What dataflows are and when you might want to use them The advantages and disadvantages of using them over Power BI Desktop's data loading features Configuring incremental refresh...power-query data azure dataflows
DAX Optimization Examples - Level 400
Featuring Alberto Ferrari
How do you optimize a DAX expression? In this session we analyze some DAX expressions and Tabular models and, through the usage of DAX Studio and some understanding of the VertiPaq model, we will look at how to optimize them.
As you will see, most optimizations are the direct application of best...direct-applications dax data power-bi
Microsoft Power BI Premium: Building enterprise-grade models
Featuring Kasper de Jonge
Kasper de Jonge is in town for Gartner conference and we are super happy to host him again. This is the session to attend to get answers for all your Power BI scalability and premium questions.data data-visualization analytic-solutions data-models power-bi
The Four Modes of Power BI Desktop
Featuring Peter Myers
Power BI Desktop is a versatile tool that can be used for modeling and reporting. When a model already exists, the tool can be used to simply develop a report which sources the model. However, when a model is required, it provides three development choices: Import, DirectQuery and Composite (in...power-bi datascience data-analytics data