Providence – SQL Saturday #465

I traveling thru America’s Renaissance City to present at SQL Saturday #465 in East Greenwich, RI. It will be a good time to meet old friends, make new ones and learn something new.

Microsoft just released The Power Business Intelligence Desktop Designer in the Summer of 2015. Join us as John Miner, Microsoft SQL Server MVP, demonstrates the new amazing capabilities of this cutting edge software.

Learn how X-Velocity uses super compression to query data faster than ever. See how Power Query can access virtually any data anywhere turning it into business information. Discover how disparate data can be conceptualized into a single business view. New visualization technology brings all this together to see your business like never before.


Power BI Desktop Designer


You have been asked by upper management to provide new dashboards to describe how the North Wind Traders company is doing, find new business opportunities, and make sure sales are going in the right direction.

How can you leverage the Power BI Desktop Designer to complete this request?


1. Load company data into the model
2. Load additional data for new analysis
3. Use the M(ashup) language to format data
4. Create relationships between the datasets
5. Use the DAX language to add additional measures
6. Graph the results using cool visual elements
7. Collate a bunch of graphs into a dashboard presentation
8. Make the dashboard dynamic with slicers
9. Publish the results to the cloud for sharing.

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