Minnesota Microsoft Power BI User Group Feb 22 Follow Up
Posted by denglishbi on February 23, 2016
Today we kicked off the 2016 year with two presentations, one on SQL Server 2016 and the other on Power BI. Will Weber (@WilliamWeber) did the first presentation and I did the one covering the majority of the items that have been released for Power BI since I last spoke to our group last June. Wow, that was quite a daunting task, the Microsoft Power BI team has gone crazy and is doing a phenomenal job.
Here is the content I presented and for the demos I covered some of the key new features, but I think I might have glossed over a few as well as skipped a few that I wanted to cover, just not enough time to try and tackle this in an hour:)
The slides do include links, so reference those for more additional information and the complete list of updates, just remember this is not everything, just some of the key items that I selected;)
I also showcased a new Power BI report, Power BI Ideas, that I put together that is based on the Power BI Ideas area. I thought this would be interesting to show people the items that were completed, that are started, and also being planned for. That way they could get a good feel to how the User Voice really matters and that people need to use this to submit as well as vote on items, it really does make a difference.
(apologize, I am using WordPress.com which does not allow for the embedding of iFrames, so the image will send you to a link to run the live report)
This report above took some time and work to put together. The Ideas forum area does not have the data in a table, it is all in a list. Plus it appears on multiple pages, so a bit of screen scraping had to be performed. Then you realize that that completed and declined ones are not include in the normal pages. So it took some time and work to compile the file. I have thought about moving the source file to OneDrive and then updating that file using Power Update, we will see.
Some other areas that I wanted to mention that I forgot were some of the nice showcase areas available that include live examples you can interact with:
We had great attendance too today, the even was sold out and standing room only, with approximately 120 people in attendance, outstanding!
And “Yes”, that is my work Surface Pro 3 at the bottom right. Are you on team Captain America or team Iron Man?
I can’t wait till May 6!
I also forgot that I had some Power Bars (I thought that was kind of fitting for my Power BI topic…) to give away during my presentation, so I just randomly tossed them out to some attendees afterwards.
Looking forward to another exciting year of Power BI announcements, the roadmap ahead is looking very good!