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Summer BI User Community – Phoenix

An Inside Look at Microsoft BI Tools for Financial Reporting and Analysis

Join Two Degrees and Slalom Consulting for a BI User Community event on Thursday, June 19th in Tempe at Microsoft’s offices at Hayden Ferry on Tempe Town Lake.

It’s all about the power. See a real world demonstration of Microsoft’s Power BI bundled tools including:

Power Query – easily discover and connect to data from public and corporate data sources. This includes new data search capabilities and the ability to easily transform and merge data from multiple data sources so you can continue to analyze it in Excel.

Power Pivot – continue to create sophisticated data models with that data in Excel by creating relationships, custom measures, hierarchies, and KPI’s. Power Pivot models run in-memory so users can analyze 100’s of millions of rows of data with lightning fast performance.

Power View – easily create reports and analytical views through interactive charts and graphs that help you explore and present your data visually in Excel.

Power Map – explore and navigate geospatial data on a 3D map experience in Excel.

Agenda as follows:

3:30 – 4:30 (optional)

Excel/PowerPivot training: Participants will learn & implement Microsoft’s “Power Query” plug-in for Excel 2010 and 2013 to merge and shape a wide variety of data sources. Please bring a laptop. —Instructed by Barbara Raney, Slalom Consulting

4:30 – 5:00

Break for refreshments

5:00 – 6:00

Trivia & give-away followed by user community presentations:

  • “Power BI” Visualizations at CBRE (the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm)—Early adopters of Microsoft’s Power BI (Power View, Power Query, Power Map) demo their implementation enabling better decisions faster— Marc Weigum, CBRE
  • Power BI + SharePoint + Social = Findability & Knowledge Retention: Creating Social and Community Driven Reports in the modern enterprise – Joe Davey, Managing Director at Slalom Consulting’s Phoenix office

6:00 – 7:00

Happy Hour: Join us for drinks and appetizers

This exclusive event for you and your team members is a great opportunity to be on the cutting edge of Microsoft’s BI Reporting tools and to network with your peers on similar BI interests during the reception afterwards.

To learn more about this event or to register, please email Cindi Cohen, or call 602-760-3530.