Microsoft Data Platform User Group Norway

Welcome to Microsoft Data Platform User Group Norway!

PASSChapterLogo.jpgMicrosoft Data Platform User Group Norway (MDPUG Norway, formerly SQL Server User Group Norway) is for for everyone interested in or working with Microsoft Data Platform technologies including SQL Server, SQL Server Reporting Services & Analysis Services, Information Management (SQL Server Integration Services, Azure Data Factory (ADF) & Data Sync), Power BI, Analytics Platform System, Cortana Analytics Suite, Azure Data Lake, Azure DocumentDB, Azure HDInsight and Hadoop, Spark, & Storm on Azure, Azure Machine Learning, Azure Search, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Azure SQL Database and Azure Stream Analytics. Our goals are to share knowledge, present new technologies, network and have fun. We welcome everyone from database administrators and developers to business intelligence professionals and students.

Membership is free, join us today!

We are always looking for speakers. Have you worked on an interesting project? Discovered a cool feature? Built an automated framework? Performance tuned the heck out of an application? Scripted all your daily tasks? Join us and share your experiences! We are looking for both Norwegian and English presentations of all levels.

Our meetings are managed via our Meetup group. You can also find Microsoft Data Platform User Group Norway on LinkedIn and you can join us on Twitter by following @MDPUGNorway and using the hashtag #MDPUGNorway.

Next Meeting




Power BI night: Feed PBI with PowerShell data sources & PBI Enterprise Deployment

This afternoon we are lucky enough to have TWO sessions on Power BI! We have a local speaker, Alexander Holmeset as well as Marc Lelijveld, who is joining us all the way from the Netherlands. You don't want to miss out on this..

Featured Presentation:

Feed PowerBI with data using PowerShell sources

Alexander Holmeset, Cloud Consultant CloudWay AS

How can we use PowerShell to interact with Power BI? What are the possibilities. What to think about? I will demonstrate how to get started using PowerShell/PowerBI and show some simple reports created in PowerBi and updated by PowerShell. I will also show how to setup this in Azure Automation so you are fully automated in the cloud.

About Alexander:
Alexander Holmeset is Cloud Consultant at CloudWay. He currently blogs at He is very passionate about unified communication and automation. He has an extensive background from customer care, and have an eye for understanding what the end user needs. Experienced with international spread videoconference systems, IP Telephony, end user training/support and advanced troubleshooting. Alexander´s focus is everything Skype for Business, Office 365 and automation with PowerShell. He will strive to deliver stable and user friendly solutions that meets customer requirements and help them start taking use of the advantages in Office 365.Certified in ITIL Foundation framework and is an MCSE Productivity. His motto is: If

Power BI enterprise deployment

Marc Lelijveld, Data & Analytics consultant Macaw Nederland

We live in a stressful era. We can’t wait for months to deliver our results to the business. In a agile way of working we continuously deliver small artifacts, but with that the risk of mistakes is growing exponentially as well. Power BI is a great self-service tool to transform data into action in a fast and visual way. But how does this self-service tool fit for enterprise deployments? Governance and maintenance is often forgotten. We need to add some structure to it! During this session Marc will share his thoughts and best-practices about how to apply DTAP (Development, Test, Acceptance and Production) to your Power BI solutions. A session which will give you handles to use Power BI on enterprise scale!

About Marc:
Marc Lelijveld is an Power BI enthusiastic, data & analytics consultant and has a passion for everything which transforms data into action! He works at Macaw in the Netherlands as a product expert with an specialization in Power BI. He likes sharing his enthusiasm, experience and best-practices with others about Power BI and other Microsoft data platform related topics. He mostly does this in public speaking at conferences and user groups, but you can also find him on Twitter, LinkedIn or reading his blog posts.



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