Microsoft Power Series

In addition to all the amazing luminaries in the Business Intelligence space the Microsoft Team will be at Power Summit in full force presenting the Microsoft Power Series – over 18 hours of deep-dive, hands-on content.

Make plans to get to these session early to secure your seat – space is limited!

Check out the great content and speakers available in the Microsoft Power Series:



Power BI, Excel and Office 365: Unlocking the Value of your Enterprise Data

Tuesday, October 16, 8:00am – 10:15am

In this demo-rich session, learn how to use the unique strength of Microsoft Excel in Power BI to boost your business analytics and insights. Learn how to easily collect existing organizational data from Excel files into Power BI, create visually rich reports to monitor your business, and securely share it with your colleagues. Use the extensive Excel capabilities with Power BI to get valuable business insights and drill down to the last bit of your data.

Howie Dickerman

Howie Dickerman | Senior Program Manager at Microsoft

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Empower Your Business with PowerApps

Tuesday, October 16, 8:00am – 10:15am

Building apps with PowerApps helps everyone from business analysts to professional developers work more efficiently together. In this deep dive session learn how to solve business problems with intuitive visual tools that don’t require code, work faster with a platform that enables data integration and distribution, and extend the platform with building blocks for professional developers. Learn how you can easily build and share apps on any device.

Adrian Orth

Adrian Orth | Principal Program Manager Lead



CDS for Apps

Tuesday, October 16, 12:45pm – 3:00pm

Make it easier to bring your data together and quickly create powerful apps using Common Data Service for Apps, a compliant and scalable data service and app platform that’s integrated into PowerApps. Learn how you can securely store and manage data that's used by business applications.

Clay Wesener

Clay Wesener | Principal Program Manager

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Power BI Administration & Governance

Tuesday, October 16, 12:45pm – 3:00pm

In this hands on, interactive session you will use the tools for publishing and managing your BI assets. Topics being covered are using capacities in Power BI, safely sharing Power BI assets and finally using the Power BI audit log to optimize your Power BI Usage.

Kay Unkroth

Kay Unkroth | Senior Program Manager in SQL Server Analysis Services

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Do More with Microsoft Flow

Wednesday, October 17, 2:30pm – 4:45pm

Microsoft Flow is an online workflow service that enables you to work smarter and more efficiently by automating workflows across the most common apps and services. In this session learn how to build flows, manage them and administer them in your environment. Find out how combining the automation of Flow, analytics of Power BI and PowerApps can empower your company.

Kent Weare
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Advanced Data Visualization & Storytelling with Power BI Desktop

Wednesday, October 17, 2:30pm – 4:45pm

Join us for this fun interactive session by Sujata Narayana, Program Manager at Redmond, where you will gain a better understanding of the components that influence communicating data visually. Specifically gain familiarity with Power BI report layouts and structure the agile process to creating Power BI data visualizations. Understand the art behind visualizations, implications behind choosing the right charts, the impact of color, shape and size, and finally the use of Power BI custom visuals. Learn how to use bookmarks in Power BI to communicate insights in your data.

Sujata Narayana

Sujata Narayana | Program Manager II at Microsoft

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Self-service Data Prep in Power BI

Thursday, October 18, 8:30am -10:45am

Microsoft is expanding self-service data prep in Power BI by introducing new capabilities to help business analysts extract insights from big data. Using the Power Query experience familiar to millions of Power BI Desktop and Excel users, business analysts can ingest, transform, integrate and enrich big data directly in the Power BI web service – including data from a large and growing set of supported on-premises and cloud-based data sources. The ingested data can be shared across multiple Power BI models, reports and dashboards enabling easy data reuse.

In this in-depth session, Microsoft Senior Program Manager Matthew Roche will dive into this exciting new capability, including end-to-end demos of self-service data prep in Power BI and integration with Dynamics 365 and Azure.

Matthew Roche

Matthew Roche | Senior Program Manager: Power BI CAT at Microsoft

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Shape Your Data into a Data Model with Power BI Desktop

Thursday, October 18, 8:30am – 10:45am

At high level this session will cover, using Power BI Desktop to import and shape data from a variety of different sources. Specifically, you will be able to: Understand the Power BI Desktop data model, the components of effective schemas, gain an understanding of the Power Query M language, import data from a variety of sources (including XLS and CSV files), create queries using toolbar navigations and Advanced Editor, understand parameters and finally, organize queries using folders.


Enhance Your Model with Power BI Desktop

Thursday, October 18, 1:15pm – 3:30pm

In this session, Siva will walk through parsing data modeling formulas, using DAX to create calculations, consequences of data model design decisions, concepts of calculated columns and measures, with particular focus on patterns & CALCULATE.

Sivakumar Harinath

Sivakumar Harinath | Principal Program Manager

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