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Week of June 20th Webinars: Power BI Security and Introduction to M by Chris Webb

Going forward the Power BI team will be doing two webinars per week. The first will be on Tuesdays hosted by an industry expert or community leader sharing their knowledge, best practices and guidance with the world.  The second webinar held on Thursdays will be feature teams from the Power BI development team sharing with you what we have just released and their upcoming plans.   All of which will be hosted by Charles Sterling,

Which begs the question: what is happening next week?


Introduction to M in Power BI – Chris Webb

Behind Power BI’s data load and transformation functionality is the M language. In this session you’ll learn what kind of scenarios you’ll need to use the M language as well as its basic syntax. You’ll also see several practical examples of how to use M in the wild, for example separating connection details out from queries to make them easy to update; creating and using functions; handling missing or changed data sources; and calling web services.

When: June 6/21/2016 1 PM PST

Register: Click Here


Presented by:  Chris Webb

Chris Webb is a Microsoft MVP and independent consultant on Analysis Services, MDX, Power Pivot, DAX, Power Query and all things Power BI.  His specialty is complex MDX, Analysis Services cube design and Analysis Services query performance problems.  A pioneer in this space, Chris started authoring and blogging on Microsoft BI topics over 10 years ago.  Having written over BI 1000 articles and blog posts and an active speaker at most of the most of the world’s data conferences including SQLBits, the PASS Summit, the PASS BA Conference, SQL Saturdays and user groups Chris is considered one of the foremost experts of Microsoft BI.  His company website and blog can be found athttp://www.crossjoin.co.uk . He is the coauthor of three books “MDX Solutions”, “Expert Cube Development with SQL Server Analysis Services 2008” and “SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services: The BISM Tabular Model”, and author of “Power Query for Power BI and Excel”​



Power BI Security/Administration/Governance

This session will share everything you should know around security and Power BI. We will take a look at how to secure your data using RLS, leverage your on-premises Analysis Services security, share dashboards outside of your organization and secure the mobile applications with Intune.

When: June 6/23/2016 10AM PST

Register: https://info.microsoft.com/CO-PowerBI-WBNR-FY16-06Jun-23-PowerBI-Security-Registration.html

Presented by:

Jono Luk

The Group Program Manager for the Power BI Developer Platform team. Jono manages the team owning the Power BI Embedded, Publish to Web and Custom Visualizations platform for the product.

Lorrissa Horton

The Group Program Manager for the Power BI Developer Platform team. Lorrissa manages the team owning the Power BI Service, Custom Visuals, AD integration, Commerce and Q&A.

Siva Harinath

Sivakumar Harinath (Siva) is a Principal Program Manager in the Microsoft Power BI team. Before joining Power BI, Siva has been a member of the Analysis Services team for 11+ years as a SDET, Test Lead and Program Manager. Siva has co-authored books Professional Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2005 with MDX, MDX Solutions 2nd edition, Professional Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2008 with MDX, Professional Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel and SharePoint and SQL Server Analysis Services 2012 with MDX and DAX. You can reach Siva at Sivakumar.harinath@microsoft.com.



While not technically in the week of June 28th, wanted to give people a heads up about what will clearly be one of the most popular webinars for the year:


DAX in Power BI: why you need to learn it by Marco Russo

Arguably the world’s foremost on DAX, Marco Russo will be presenting this weeks not-to-be missed Community Webinar: DAX in Power BI: why you need to learn it. ​



About Marco Russo​

Marco is a Business Intelligence consultant and mentor.
His main activities are related to data warehouse relational and multidimensional design, but he is also involved in the complete development lifecycle of a BI solution. He has particular competence and experience in sectors like financial services (including complex OLAP designs in the banking area), manufacturing, gambling, and commercial distribution.
Marco is also an author and, in addition to his BI-related publications, he has authored books about .NET programming. He is also a speaker at international conferences such as TechEd, PASS Summit, SQLRally, and SQLBits.

When: June 6/28/2016 9AM PST

To Register https://info.microsoft.com/CO-PowerBI-WBNR-FY16-06Jun-28-DAX-PowerBI-Registration.html