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

Wednesday,

April

17

Power BI "Påskespesial" with Matthew Roche, Senior Program Manager, Power BI CAT

Are you spending Easter in Oslo? If so, we have a special treat for you!

Matthew Roche, Senior Program Manager in Microsoft, will be joining us Wednesday evening to teach us all about Power BI dataflows. This is a unique opportunity for you to meet and chat with one of the members of the Power BI CAT team. Bring all your questions and join us for a fun, relaxed start to the Easter holiday :)

This meetup will take place in Capgemini's offices at Skøyen. Food and mingling will start around 17:00, and Matthew will start his presentation around 17:20.

See you there!

Featured Presentation:

Everything you always wanted to know about Power BI dataflows, but were afraid to ask

Matthew Roche, Senior Program Manager Microsoft

By now you’ve probably had a chance to use dataflows in Power BI for self-service data preparation. This new capability allows analysts and business users to create reusable data entities in the Power BI service, enabling data reuse without the need for IT involvement. This special Easter session will be as much conversation as presentation. Power BI Program Manager Matthew Roche will bring both basic and advanced dataflows topics and demos, but the agenda will be shaped by attendee interests and questions. Please join us if you have questions about dataflows in Power BI, or are just interested in a relaxed discussion about this exciting new feature.

About Matthew:
Matthew Roche is a Senior Program Manager in Microsoft’s Cloud + Enterprise Group, where he focuses on business intelligence, enterprise information management, metadata, and data warehousing. Matthew is currently a member of the Power BI CAT team, where he was saddened to learn that there were not actually any cats. Previously he has worked on Azure Data Catalog, SQL Server Integration Services, Master Data Services, and Data Quality Services. Before joining Microsoft, he worked as an architect, consultant, and trainer focusing on ETL, data warehousing, and business intelligence. When he’s not enabling the world to get more value from its data, Matthew enjoys reading, baking, heavy metal, and competitive longsword combat.

Sponsors:

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