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Going to Portland Power BI User Group Jan 25th

Just got off the phone with the User Group Leader in Portland, Ron Ellis Gaut, and he reminded me they changed their date to the 4th Wednesday of the month.  The reason for the change was avoid conflicts with the Seattle User Group so i could come down AND they were still looking for a presenter….

Of course with an opening like that how could i NOT volunteer to do a session for them?

4:15 PM News Flash!  Looks like either Bret or Christian from the Analysis Services team might be coming down and showing off their latest efforts: Analysis Services in Azure

Hope you can join me/us!



In either case i don’t know WHICH session to do and wanted to give the Portland Folks an option…or three!


Power BI for the Developer, getting your story on the web

What if your app could put the power of analytics everywhere decisions are made? You have the app. You have the data. Bring data to life in your app with Power BI. Learn how Microsoft Power BI enables application developers to embed stunning, fully interactive reports into customer facing apps without the time and expense of having to build your own controls from the ground-up. Choose from a broad range of modern data visualizations out of the box or easily build and use custom visualizations to meet your applications’ unique needs. Offer consistent data visualization experiences on any devices –desktop or mobile. Let’s make our applications intelligent and deliver contextual analytics with Power BI.  This session will be mostly demos showing the various ways to Embed Power BI into your web applications.


Dive into PowerApps: Building apps that mean business without writing code

Building business applications is never easy. There are always conflicting priorities between IT and business and most apps don’t merit the time and cost of traditional software development. PowerApps is an enterprise application platform for delivering line-of-business apps without writing code. It fundamentally transforms and accelerates how organizations provide employees seamless access to business apps and information. PowerApps now features built-in support for the common data model, enhanced connectivity, support for more devices and integrations with other Microsoft business offerings. Learn how you can leverage PowerApps today and get a sneak peek at what’s coming next.


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.