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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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
Power BI: Changing the Primary Health Care Sector From Within
Featuring Narius Patel
The Pinnacle General Practice Network is part of a complex group of organisations servicing around 100 General Practices, and over 400K patients in the North Island of New Zealand. As a part of its founding focus on quality improvement it has a long history of collecting data but has suffered...data data-analytics datascience powerbi
Creating Impact: Increasing data-driven decision making with Power BI
Featuring Susie Bentley
The features and functionality of Power BI are constantly increasing, along with the skills in the community to create technically complex reports. However, is the effort that you put into developing your reports always reflected in the impact they make for your end-users?data data-analytics datascience powerbi
Samit Saini's PowerApps Story
Featuring Samit Saini
Samit Saini was a security officer at London Heathrow airport, he is now building PowerApps and teaching others to do the same. In this talk, he shares his journey of transformation. He says, "If I can do it you can do it too!" He not only uses PowerApps but Microsoft Flow and PowerBI...microsoft-flow powerapps data data-analytics datascience powerbi
From Raspberry to Power BI and Lots in Between!
Featuring Ben Watt
Microsoft Power BI Deployment Strategy For Publishing and Maintenance
Featuring Prathy Kamasani
Microsoft Power BI: Minutes to create and seconds to impress. Yes, it takes minutes to create and share Power BI reports which means every user who has relevant Power BI access can create work spaces, apps, reports, dashboards and schedules. With no deployment strategy, maintaining Power BI...data deployment-strategy microsoft deployment power-bi
Building custom data connectors for Power BI
Featuring Chris Webb
Custom data connectors allow you to extend Power BI so that it can connect to new data sources. But how can you build them? Don't miss this month's Power BI User Group to learn more!dataviz power-query visual-studio data-connectors bigdata power-bi
Row Level Security Patterns in Power BI
Featuring Reza Rad
Security is different from Sharing, Sharing is about sharing the entire content with others, security is about authorizing different views of the content to others.dynamic-row-level-security static-row-level-security row-level-security dax security power-bi