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Webinars 3/30-5/31 R Script, Marketing Insights, Modeling Deep Dive, New Flow Features, Power BI Embedded and visualization best practices from Marco Russo

Using R Script with Power BI by Leila Etaati

In this webinar Dr. Leila Etaati will show walk us through one her favorite topics how to take advantage of R Script with Power BI. This demo rich session will include how to use R script as a data source in Power BI desktop.

Register today: https://info.microsoft.com/US-PowerBI-WBNR-FY17-03Mar-30-UsingRScriptwithPowerBIbyLeilaEtaati300859_01Registration-ForminBody.html

When:  3/30/2017 12:00PM

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Dr. Leila Etaati is Principal Data Scientist, BI Consultant, and Speaker. She has over 10 years’ experience working with databases and software systems. Leila has enabled Enterprise companies take advantage of cutting-edge cost-saving BI technologies and practices around the world. Leila has PhD of Information System department, University of Auckland, MS and BS in computer science. Leila is Microsoft Data Platform MVP.

Marketing Insights with Power BI webinar by Ken Puls and Miguel Escobar

Understanding your online site traffic, email marketing campaign, newsletter subscriber signups, or Social Media performance are just a few of the challenges that marketers have nowadays. The data that we want to analyze is spread across different systems like Google Analytics, MailChimp, Twitter and even inside our local database or spreadsheets, and trying to consolidate all of the data into one single report is an extremely complex task hence we often miss the bigger picture. This is all a case of the past thanks to Power BI. In this session, we’ll showcase a real life solution that 2 Power BI professionals use to track their marketing efforts online and how Power BI has helped them grow their business.

    Register today: https://info.microsoft.com/US-PowerBI-WBNR-FY17-04Apr-06-MarketingInsightsanddeterminecampaignROIwithPowerBI300888_01Registration-ForminBody.html

    When:  4/06/2017 10:00 AM


    About Ken Puls:

    I am a Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA, FCMA) in Canada, and the president of Excelguru Consulting Inc.  I’m a blogger, author and trainer with over 20 years of business and financial modelling experience. My passion lies in exploring tools to turn data into information, and teaching others how to benefit from them.  I’ve held the Microsoft MVP distinction since 2006, have been recognized as a Fellow of my accounting organization and as one of the “Top 20 under 40” business & community leaders on Vancouver Island and currently leading the PowerBI Usergroup in sunny Vancouver Canada.  My website can be found at http://www.excelguru.ca, and holds many code samples for working with Excel and other MS Office apps, as well as my blog and a free help forum.


    About Miguel Escobar:

    Music by night and data by day summarizes the passions of this Excel specialist turned into BI expert using the latest tools from Microsoft for BI – Power BI.   He is the co-author of ‘M is for Data Monkey’, blogger and also Youtuber of powerful Excel video Tricks.  He also holds



    Deep dive into data modeling using Power BI desktop and SQL Server Analysis Services

    The Analysis Services model used in both Power BI Desktop and SSAS allows solving of very complex modelling issue. In this session we will look at solving several complex modelling problems like many-to-many using the latest version of Power BI desktop and Analysis Services.

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    When:  4/13/2017 12:00PM

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    Getting Started with the Common Data Services.

    Based on requests from early webinars!  The Common Data Services (aka CDS) is a relatively new and unique opportunity for managing data. We will learn about the value of CDS for many purposes, how to make the most of the out-of-the-box entities, as well as learn some basic principles around when to, and how to, create your own custom entities!

    About Jono Luk

    I am the Group Program Manager for the Common Data Service. We are the data and app platform for the Microsoft Dynamics 365 service and applications. The CDS is tasked with enabling the broad spectrum of business customers and partners, from citizen developers to high-end ISVs, to adopt and thrive on the Microsoft business app platform.
    As GPM I am responsible for the definition, development and execution of the product vision and usage of the CDS, with a focus on feature and business development for the Core Entity Model, Data Access, Data Integration & Connectivity, Security/Trustworthiness and Collaboration & Productivity, Admin and ISV scenarios.

    When: 4/18/2017 10:00 AM

    Register today: https://info.microsoft.com/US-PowerBI-WBNR-FY17-04Apr-18-GettingStartedwiththeCommonDataServices312618_01Registration-ForminBody.html


    Introducing a new Flow Feature to better enable people based automation (Feature details withheld until Webinar)

    Flow helps you automate a variety of business processes, including streamlining approvals. In this webinar, In this webinar Merwan Hade, Senior Program Manager on the Microsoft Flow team, will announce and walk through a brand new Flow feature that you can use  to quickly set up personnel  dependent workflows enabling time savings through automation.  Specific Feature details intentionally withheld for pending announcements.

    When: 4/20/2017 10:00 AM

    Register today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcGNzGiCFEs


    Getting Started with PowerApps Controls

    PowerApps currently has 7 media controls, which include Barcode and Video controls. This webinar will present key best practices regarding the use of these controls. Don’t miss out on this session which will help you to enhance apps, and make your PowerApps stand out in a crowd!

    When 4/25/2017 10:00 AM

    Register today: Register today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohQcxcVZSK4


    Microsoft Flow best practices and examples for Business Analysts by Jon Levesque

    Microsoft Flow can create workflows, notifications, automation, collect data and synchronize files between practically any application, services and most data sources.  In this webinar Jon Levesque, Senior Program Manager Flow team will focus on those activities and design patterns that will enable business analysts to get the best out of this do-anything software tools

    Register today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUt3GHdOmJ0 

    When: 5/2/2017 10:00AM

    Power Apps in-depth by Archana Nair

    With 6 months of production PowerApps applications inside of Microsoft and at our largest customers the team has amassed a series of best practices, tips and tricks for PowerApps development.  In this week’s webinar Archana Nair will walk you through her top list that will help you be even more productive with your PowerApps development.

    Register today:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBdO2MAulx8

    When: 5/16/2017 10:00AM


    What’s new, exciting and coming next for Power BI Embedded by Aviv Ezrachi

    Power BI Embedded is an Azure service enables you to integrate impactful and interactive data visualizations built in Power BI Desktop into your web or mobile applications. In this webinar Aviv Ezrachi will start with a level set as to what Power BI Embedded offers developers, walk through some announcements of recent and forth coming releases and finish with the team’s future priorities.

    Register today: https://info.microsoft.com/US-PowerBI-WBNR-FY17-03Mar-21-PowerBIembeddedenhancementsandroadmapfromAvivEzrachi310331_01Registration-ForminBody.html

    When: 5/18/2017 10:00 AM



    About Aviv Ezrachi

    Seasoned Product Manager (MSC) with over 12 years’ experience in various roles in telecom and enterprise software development. Strong track record of leading cross-functional teams to deliver complex products as-planned with exceptional quality. Development of Product strategy, road-map and industry best-practices solutions, Go-To-Market and business development. Areas of Expertise – A leader of product management – Large scale Agile development & program management – Leading Operations of product performance – Establishing and leading multi-site software engineering teams – Excellent communication and inter-personal skills


    Power BI visualization best practices by Marco Russo

    Designing great looking Power BI reports and dashboards isn’t just about beauty; it also makes the information easier to understand.

    In this webinar Marco Russo will give us a sneak peek at his soon to be released training series on this exciting topic.

    Register today:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tdkUYrzrio

    When: 5/31/2017 10:00AM