Sydney Microsoft Power BI User Group (PUG) Meetup – October 2018
October 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
In October we will have a guest speaker from Microsoft and 2 presentations one for data analysts, one for data wranglers!
5:30pm: registration and networking
5:50pm: Latest updates from Microsoft Ignite
6:00pm to 7:30pm: presentations (Matt Allington and Iman Eftekhari)
7:30pm: Q&A, networking
Latest updates from Microsoft Ignite: in this session Mohamed Kabiruddin (Cloud Solution Architect from Microsoft) will share the latest news and exciting announcements in the Microsoft analytics space.
Topic 1) 5 tips for better Visual Analytics
The process of data analysis doesn’t stop by finding insights that are valuable to a business. There is no value if those insights don’t turn into actions. The best tool in the analyst’s toolbox is always convincing data visualisation that will illustrate the insight clearly to drive actions.
In this session we will look at 5 quick tips to better analyse and visualise data in Power BI.
Topic 2) Learning M Using the UI
At the September Meetup, Matt showed some hacking tricks using the Power Query UI – there was quite some interest by those that saw it. This follow up session will dive deeper into the hacking concept. The UI is excellent and it lets you do almost everything you can imagine just by clicking on the menu options. Yet under the hood of Power Query is a very powerful functional language called “M”. You can learn a lot about how the language works by using the UI to teach you. In this session Matt introduces the basics of the M language and demonstrates concepts on how to learn more as you write you queries.
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