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Content by Charles Sterling

What is New and Exciting in Power BI, Power BI Visuals in R and ESRI Deep Dive Webinars Dec 8, 13 and 15

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 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.  With this webinar we are also going to try something new exciting…field all the question as an AMA on the community site….This way not only will you get to see all the questions there will be a historical log that you easily go back and refer to later!

December 08, 2016 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM


About the presenter:
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.


Deep Dive ArcGIS Maps for Power BI by Esri

ArcGIS Maps for Power BI offers enhanced mapping capability, demographic data, and even more compelling map visualizations so you can tell your best story.  In this webinar the Development team from ESRI will join up with the Microsoft Power Team to do a deep dive on how to use the ArcGIS Maps for Power BI, Best Practices and what the future will bring in exciting new area.

December 13th, 2016 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM




Extending Power BI with R Visuals by Ginger Grant

With R Script you can amazingly sophisticated visuals, leverage a huge and growing library of Visuals written in R, and customize those existing libraries to solve your business needs. In this webinar, Microsoft MVP, Ginger Grant, will show you how to get started with R Visuals including getting started from scratch and leverage existing libraries to Visualize your Power BI data.

December 15, 2016 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM


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About the presenter:

Ginger has years of experience with many versions of SQL server as an MCSA on a variety of different projects for industries including vehicle telemetry systems, construction materials distribution, call center routing, financial services, healthcare management and insurance processing. Ginger is continuing her SQL Server experience as consultant for Pragmatic Works. When not working, she can be found speaking at the Arizona SQL Server Users Group, PASS Business Intelligence Virtual Chapter, SQL Saturdays and Desert Code Camp.