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Monday, February 10


(Add-On) Academy Training - Power BI Dashboard in a Day – Bring your data to life! ($599)
Power BI Dashboard in a Day – Bring your data to life! -- Register HERE.

This intense workshop targets business analysts who want to discover how the Power BI platform (a leader in the Gartner Data Analytics magic quadrant) can transform your career or get you started with data analytics. The workshop covers the end-to-end Power BI lifecycle, from designing your model to creating impactful dashboards. In the first half of the day, you'll use Power BI Desktop to import, transform, and model your data, and to create insightful reports. In the second half, you'll learn how the Power BI Service makes it easy to share your BI artifacts and collaborate with your coworkers.

You'll learn:
  • Model design – Learn how to model your data.
  • Import data – Learn how to import and relate data.
  • Transform data – Learn how to use Power Query to cleanse and shape your data.
  • Business calculations – Create basic calculated columns and measures.
  • Interactive reports – Create professional-looking and insightful reports.
  • Content sharing – Learn different ways to share reports with your coworkers.
  • Dashboards – Assemble dashboards to impress managers.
  • Best practices -- Discover best practices and get your questions answered.
  • and much more…

This one-day workshop is provided by a Data Platform MVP, Teo Lachev. Through his Atlanta-based company Prologika, a Microsoft Gold Partner in Data Analytics and Power BI Red Carpet Partner, Teo Lachev helps his clients make sense of their most valuable assets: their data. His strategy formulation, trusted advisory and mentoring, design and implementation services empower clients to apply effectively data analytics in order to understand, improve, and transform their business processes. Teo has authored and co-authored many bestselling books on organizational and self-service data analytics, including the annually revised "Applied Microsoft BI" and recently published “Applied DAX with Power BI”. He has been leading the Atlanta Microsoft BI and Power BI group since he founded it in 2010. Teo has been a Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP) for Data Platform since 2004.


Teo Lachev

Consultant, Prologika

Monday February 10, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm


(Add-On) Academy Training: Power Apps and Power Automate in a Day - App design patterns and flow buttons ($599)
Power Apps and Power Automate in a day - App design patterns and flow buttons -- Register HERE.

This one-day training is provided by a Microsoft Business Solutions MVP, Daniel Christian, who is one the first-five MVPs in the world to specialize in these Power Platform products and focuses his attention on Power Apps, Power Automate and Power BI Integration. Daniel has worked with Power Apps and Power Automate since 2016 when they were in still in preview. Daniel has firsthand seen these products evolve and has provided the Microsoft Product team feedback to help improve the products you see today. Having helped mentor power users across the globe Daniel has first-hand seen how the Power Platform has been used to improve daily tasks and will be sharing this insight with you during the workshop.

This is a beginner to intermediate level class meant for makers who have built a few apps using the out-of-box forms and are now interested in improving the UI and UX design patterns to make the app more user-friendly and reduce end-user mistakes. In the second half we'll look at building some Power Automate flows using buttons.

App design patterns:
In this section we'll build an elegant canvas app to submit, edit and delete data. Our primary focus will be on the design features such as:
• Adding shadows, icons, headers, footers, ETC.
• Improving the look and feel of data cards in galleries
• Controls
• Pop-up messages

Interview with Emma Cooper, a Power Platform Product Group Manager
Interview a Power Platform Champion

Power Automate buttons. This includes:
• Button that doesn't require user input
• Button that does require user input

Monday February 10, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm


(Add-On) Academy Training: Power BI Deployment and Governance for the Enterprise ($599)
Power BI Deployment and Governance for the Enterprise -- Register HERE.

As Power BI is becoming more and more prevalent across your organization, are you comfortable with answering questions such as:

  • Where does sensitive data reside, and who has access to it?
  • Are our tenant settings optimal and based on recommended practices?
  • How do report consumers know to trust the data they are viewing?
  • What is our policy for sharing and distributing content internally and externally?
  • How frequently is content published, viewed, and exported, and by whom?
  • How do we reduce inconsistencies, improve author productivity, and reduce the number of redundant datasets?
  • What techniques do we use to ensure compliance and satisfy auditors?
  • In what ways do we minimize risk and deliver content effectively to small, medium, and large audiences?
  • How do we effectively balance the needs of corporate BI and self-service BI ?

Through this full day session, we will follow Payton the Power BI Administrator through a series of problem / solution scenarios to illustrate considerations and possible approaches to each problem. Real-world lessons learned will be shared, and attendee participation is actively encouraged. Demos will be shown throughout the day as well.

Attendees will leave this session with actionable recommendations for effective enterprise-level deployments and governance.

Scope: This session primarily focuses on governing and managing the Power BI Service. Power BI Report Server and Power BI Embedded will not receive significant attention. Power BI authoring and development skills (such as data modeling and DAX) will not be covered in this session.

Target audience: Technical professionals responsible for overseeing a Power BI deployment. This session is also suitable for business or other IT professionals who need to collaborate with a Power BI administrator, and want to become more familiar with what's involved in effectively managing and governing a Power BI implementation.

Level: 200

Prerequisites: To get the most out of this session, basic familiarity with Power BI is recommended as we will not spend significant time on fundamentals.

Hands-On Labs: Since this type of content requires administrative permissions in a Power BI tenant, hands-on labs are not included as part of this session. However, attendees are welcome to bring a laptop and follow along during the demonstrations within their own Power BI subscription.

This one-day training session is provided by Melissa Coates, owner of Coates Data Strategies and Microsoft Data Platform MVP. Melissa has worked with customers on implementing Power BI since the product was originally created, and has co-authored two whitepapers for Microsoft including "Planning a Power BI Enterprise Deployment." Melissa's background includes data warehousing and data lakes, and she has a special interest in data architecture planning including where Power BI fits within an organization's broader business intelligence and analytics objectives.

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Melissa Coates

Data Architect, Coates Data Strategies

Monday February 10, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm