Thursday, March 26, 2015
3:00 – 3:50pm Optional Training
4:00 – 5:30pm User Forum
5:30 – 7:00pm Happy Hour
CPE Credit: 2 Hours
The Bravern – Tower Two
11025 NE 8th Street
Bellevue, WA 98004
Meet on 2nd Floor at Microsoft Reception.
Proceed to 12130 Cherry Conference Room.
This quarter we will focus on the just-released version of Power BI, free new tools from Microsoft, with an emphasis on applications for finance and accounting.
3:00 – 3:50 | Optional Training (Cypress Room)
Improve your analytic model’s performance. Applying concepts introduced at the previous forum, participants will convert a large “flat file” data set into fact and dimension tables in an analytical data model. Training includes how to create numeric surrogate keys using Power Query to optimize performance. Instructed by Jeremiah Hansen, Solution Principal, Slalom Consulting
4:00 – 5:30 | User Forum (Cypress Room)
User group meeting, spotlights include the following
- Microsoft Enabling Technology to Transform Marketing. Learn how Microsoft’s Global Marketing Organization has become a more effective and influential organization through the creation of a strong culture around data quality, a common data taxonomy and the implementation of self-service BI—Christian Berg, Microsoft
- See Power BI’s new out-of-the-box “connectors” for Marketo, SalesForce, and Dynamics CRM–available for free download
- Trivia & Give-Away
5:30 – 7:00 | Happy Hour (Maple Room)
Drinks and appetizers provided