Unlock the Potential of Your Data with our Microsoft Power BI Webinar Series

Are you looking to understand how you can unlock your data and deliver value back to you?

You may well have data stored in on-premise data sources or cloud-based systems such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Salesforce, Google Analytics or Azure SQL server. Bringing together and analysing these various data streams can become complex and time consuming, but with Microsoft Power BI you can quickly access the data and deliver insights for your organisation via the Power BI Service, SharePoint or even directly within Microsoft Teams.

To help you unlock the potential of your data and understand the benefits of Power BI, we are hosting a webinar series along with data specialists Simpsons Associates. Discover the webinars available below and register today!

What is Power BI?

Join Phoenix and Simpson Associates on Wednesday 21 October at 10am, as we demonstrate what Power BI is, what it can do, where to start and the true value that it can deliver to your organisation.

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Power BI Dashboard in an Hour

A Power BI dashboard is a single page, often called a canvas, that visualises your data to tell a story. Because it is limited to one page, a well-designed dashboard contains only the most-important elements of that story.

Join Phoenix and Simpson Associates on Wednesday 4 November at 10am, where we will introduce you to the power of Microsoft’s Power BI platform and show you how to shape and transform your data to uncover insights that can be shared and used to collaborate anywhere, using any device. We will cover the following:

  • Source, Re-shaping, Data Modelling and Visualisation
  • Publishing with Power BI desktop and Building a Dashboard
  • Sharing Content and Discovering New Insights
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Power BI Premium vs Pro

You may be starting off on your journey with Power BI and wondering what Premium has to offer or considering upgrading due to the increased adoption of Power BI Pro and the free edition in your organisation.

Join Phoenix and Simpson Associates on Wednesday 18 November at 10am, as we explore the advantages of Power BI Premium and how it can add performance to your dashboards, reports and improve your deployment and administration capabilities.

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Power BI Deep Dive – Data Flows

With advanced data preparation available in Power BI, you can create a collection of data called a data flow, which you can then use to connect with business data from various sources, clean the data, transform it and then load it to Power BI storage.

A data flow is a collection of entities that are created and managed in workspaces in the Power BI service. You can add and edit entities in your dataflow, as well as manage data refresh schedules, directly from the workspace in which your data flow was created.

Join Phoenix and Simpson Associates on Wednesday 2 December at 10am, as we take a deep dive into how Power BI Data Flows can be implemented in your organisation.

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Power BI Deep Dive – Dataset Impact Analysis

When you make changes to a dataset, or are considering making changes, it is important to be able to assess the impact that those changes will have on downstream reports and dashboards that depend on that dataset. Dataset impact analysis provides you with information that can help you make this assessment.

You can perform dataset impact analysis on both shared and unshared datasets. However, it is particularly useful for datasets which are shared across workspaces, where it is much more complicated to get a clear picture of downstream dependencies than it is with unshared datasets, all of whose dependencies are located in the same workspace as the dataset itself.

Join Phoenix and Simpson Associates on Wednesday 6 January at 10am, as we take you through some of the methods of doing this and things to consider when making changes.

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Power BI Deep Dive – Power Query M Formula Language

Microsoft Power Query provides a powerful data import experience that encompasses many features.

Power Query works with Analysis Services, Excel and Power BI workbooks. A core capability of Power Query is to filter and combine data from one or more of a rich collection of supported data sources. Any such data mashup is expressed using the Power Query M Formula Language. It’s a functional, case sensitive language similar to F#.

Join Phoenix and Simpson Associates on Wednesday 20 January at 10am, where we will take you through Power Query and the language behind it – M. We will talk about its structure and syntax and why it’s useful to know and when to use it instead of Data Analysis Expressions (DAX). We will then go through an example of how to create a table from scratch using nothing but M.

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Power BI Deep Dive – Data Modelling and Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)

Data Modelling is one of the features used to connect multiple data sources in Power BI by using a relationship. A relationship defines how those data sources are connected with each other and you can create valuable data visualisations from those multiple data sources.

With the modelling feature, you can build custom calculations on the existing tables and these columns can be directly presented in Power BI visualisations. This allows organisations to define new metrics and perform custom calculations for those metrics.

Join Phoenix and Simpson Associates on Wednesday 3 February at 10am, for this Deep Dive session where we will focus on Data Modelling and Data Analysis Expressions (DAX). We will also explore the basics of building data models in Power BI, including what the best structure is and how to solve common data modelling problems, as well as an introduction to using DAX.

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