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Webinars for Sept 6-8: Power BI for Developers and What is new and exciting in Power BI

Last week Greg Low’s Power Query webinar set a new high in terms of feedback and evaluations.  Next week’s guest presenter Peter Myers may be able to top it! 

In addition to being a world class presenter, Peter Myers will be covering his favorite topic: BI Features for developers.

To set expectations Peter may not get through all the list of features in his abstract.  While he requested a longer duration to cover all the topics; based on your feedback the duration will be kept to 1 hour. 

Hoping he will come back and do a Part II if he doesn’t have time or wants to dig into a particular area! 

Now that the August Updates are live, I will also be doing a: “What is new and exciting in Power BI”.  Last month i was able to go through all of the features we added and demo most of them in 50 minutes…this month hoping to add more demos and do it  even less time(so don’t be late!)


Power BI for the Developer by Peter Myers

Power BI for the Developer by Peter Myers

In this session you will learn about the exciting new generation of Power BI delivering access to data and insights with Software as a Service (SaaS), and specifically what can be achieved by the software developer. You will learn that the new generation of Power BI enables developers to configure real-time dashboard scenarios, create custom visualizations and also integrate rich analytics in application experiences by embedding Power BI reports into we apps.

Several demonstrations will illustrate how to configure real-time dashboards that programmatically push data to the Power BI service by using the Power BI REST API, and also how to integrate Power BI experiences with applications including the new Azure Power BI Embedded service.

This session will be of interest to architects and software developers looking to understand and evaluate the developer capabilities of Power BI.


When: Tuesday 3pm PST

Where:  https://info.microsoft.com/CO-PowerBI-WBNR-FY17-09Sep-06-PowerBI-for-Developers-Registration.html 


Peter Myers is a consultant, trainer and presenter, and has worked with Microsoft database and development products since 1997. Today he specializes in all Microsoft Business Intelligence products and also authors training course content for Microsoft products and services.

He has a broad business background supported by a bachelor’s degree in applied economics and accounting, and he extends this with extensive experience backed by current MCSE certifications. He has been a Data Platform MVP since 2007. 


What is new and exciting in Power BI

With weekly and monthly releases, there are a lot of fantastic new features to explore. In this session we will cover an overview of what has been released in Power BI. We will be covering the the new collaboration features in the cloud-based business analytics service the new authoring and modeling features of Power BI Desktop, extend your reach to  mobile applications , new Power BI resources and finally what is new for developers leveraging the Power BI platform.

When: Thursday 10am PST

Where:  https://info.microsoft.com/CO-PowerBI-WBNR-FY17-09Sep-08-Whats-New-in-PowerBI-Registration.html 

Charles Sterling

Charles Sterling came to Microsoft from being a marine biologist working for United States National Marine Fisheries doing marine mammal research on the Bering Sea. He started out at Microsoft supporting Excel and moved through a couple of support teams to being an escalation engineer for Microsoft SQL Server. Taking his love for customers (and diving), Chuck moved to Australia as a product manager and developer evangelist for the .NET Framework. In 2008 he moved back to Redmond as the Visual Studio community program manager and just recently moved to the Power BI team to continue his community passion and looking after the Power BI influencers and MVPs.