Microsoft Data Platform User Group Norway

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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! (Read more.)

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 find Microsoft Data Platform User Group Norway on LinkedIn and you can join us on Twitter by using the hashtag #MDPUGNorway. If you live in Oslo, follow Microsoft Data Platform User Group Oslo on Twitter (@MDPUG_Oslo) and use the hashtag #MDPUGOslo.

Next Meeting

Monday,

September

21

Chris Webb: The "New" Power BI: Is It Any Good?

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Featured Presentation:

The "New" Power BI: Is It Any Good?

Chris Webb, Director Crossjoin Consulting Limited

You've heard all the hype about Power BI. You may also have heard that Microsoft have rebooted it and completely changed direction, moving away from the focus on Excel and Office 365 to an architecture. Things are changing fast in the world of Power BI, but as the ‘new’ Power BI reaches RTM the big question is: is it any good? Can I use it? How is it different from the ‘old’, Excel-centric Power BI? How does this fit with what’s planned for BI in SQL Server 2016? In this session you’ll find answers to all of these questions, see some demos of the new Power BI, and by the end be able to make your mind up about whether Power BI is for you or not.

About Chris:
Chris Webb is an independent consultant and trainer specializing in Analysis Services and Power BI. He is the author of "Power Query for Power BI and Excel" and a co-author of "SQL Server Analysis Services 2012: The BISM Tabular Model", "Expert Cube Development with SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services", and "MDX Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2005 and Hyperion Essbase".

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