Full-day Power BI for Enterprise Solutions Workshop in Chicago, Sept 12

If you are in the Chicago area and haven’t already registered for the Data Insights Summit, please join me. I will be teaching a full-day workshop specifically focused on Power BI enterprise-scale solution best practice design. With in-person events resuming, I’m excited to get back into the classroom and teach what I love so much. I’ve been developing, practicing and teaching enterprise BI for over 20 years, and so looking forward to this event. The Data Insights Summit is organized and hosted by two of the most recognized faces in the Microsoft Business Intelligence and Machine Learning space, Reza and Leila from Radacad. This will be an intimate setting and a chance to work closely with some of the best names in the industry!

This full-day workshop session will provide participants with essential best practice knowledge and practical tools to begin designing enterprise-ready solutions with Power BI. We will design a report, but this session will primarily focus on enterprise data modeling and dataset delivery for reporting & analytics.

Focus:
• Overcoming challenges with data at-scale
• Meeting the needs of data governance, business buy-in and ownership
• Addressing challenges with DevOps, code sharing and multi-developer projects
• Futureproofing Power BI solutions for business, data and user audience growth
• Delivering an enterprise Power BI solution using a best practice checklist
• So many features! OMG, let’s focus on the essentials!

Bring your laptop and together, we will design a business-ready solution, including:
• Fundamental data modeling
• Transformation basics & guidelines
• Designing and building performant queries for data at-scale
• Using parameters to manage source changes and environments
• Naming conventions, annotations, and documentation
• DAX essentials & building blocks
• Deployment planning
• Keeping it real – balancing “ideal” DevOps and realistic BI delivery
• Right-sizing data models for flexibility & expanding requirements

We will also discuss and demonstrate some advanced topics, including:
• When and how to consider using composite models
• Calculation groups – the key to flexible calculations

Laptop requirements:
• Windows 10 or 11
• 8 GB of RAM minimum
• Wifi ready
• Permission to install software from Windows Store & USB drive (if a company-issued machine)
• Latest version of Power BI Desktop