SQL Social No. 44 – Tabular Models for Better Power BI

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SQL Social: Australia’s Premier Data Networking Event!

Register Here!

When: 2016/07/13 From 5:45pm – 7:45pm

Where: The Governors Lounge, The Royal Melbourne Hotel, 629 Bourke Street Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Cost: Free!

Food & Drinks will be provided.

SQL Social brings together Database & BI professionals, industry experts and those with an appetite for learning more about data & information management, in a relaxed atmosphere to network, share ideas, impart knowledge, and have a great time whilst doing so.

We will provide you with plenty of food and drinks for the evening, all thanks to our fantastic sponsors (see below).

Networking

This is not your usual SQL Server User Group event. At SQL Social our aim is to give YOU the opportunity to meet with MVPs, well-known speakers, experienced professionals & industry experts and ask them about the data-related topics that matter to you. It is an opportunity to meet new people, make new friendships and find out what is going on in the data industry in Melbourne.

Speaking

As we have mentioned at previous events, we want to encourage you to take your first steps as a new speaker. As an incentive, every speaker wiil receive a free 1 month PluralSight subscription as a thank you. We only need a short 10 minute or so session on any SQL Server related topic – from an interesting query technique to an overview of the functionality of a component. Contact us if you’d like to have a go.

This Month’s Speaker and Topic

Kelly Broekstra – Tabular Models for Better Power BI

Kelly Broekstra
LobsterPot Solutions’ newest consultant, Kelly Broekstra, has over ten years’ SQL Server database and data warehouse development experience and a passion for understanding a client’s need to create the most fit for purpose solution achievable. Kelly has considerable practice utilising and adapting the Agile principles to extensive BI and data warehousing projects.
Are you like most companies, your data is in multiple sources and the business rules are complicated? You want your business to be able to use self-service BI tools like Power BI but the business people aren’t ready to combine and apply rules to the complicated data themselves.

SQL Server Analysis Services Tabular models allow for flexible data preparation and blending, centrally managed security, application of business rules and are one way to you can connect to a live data source from Power BI. With Tabular models you can easily build robust, reusable models over your data to provide consistency across reporting and analysis in your organization.

The good news is that Tabular models are quick and simple to create. Join us for a demo of the basics and get a model working for business driven self-service BI in less than an hour.

Our Sponsors:

Once again we are fortunate to have wonderful sponsors on board who will ensure that we are suitably fed and watered. A big thank you to Lobsterpot Solutions and Pluralsight for their ongoing support of this great community event!

Lobsterpot Solutions:

LobsterPot Solutions™ is an Australian company with staff in Adelaide and Melbourne, offering consultancy and training services around Australia. LobsterPot Solutions specialises in SQL Server, including performance tuning, Business Intelligence, and more.

LobsterPot Solutions is a company of firsts. When the Microsoft Partner Network went live, we were the first company in Australia to become a Gold Competency Partner, the first in the world to gain the Gold Competency in Business Intelligence. Since then we have become the first to have an APS / PDW trainer on staff, and have been involved in training other trainers in the region.

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See you there!

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