Sacramento SQL Server User Group

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Automating Power BI Creations - Angel Abundez

  • Patrick Hays Learning Center (map)
  • 2700 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 2600
  • Sacramento, CA 95833
  • 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • RSVP via Meetup

Automating Power BI Creations - Angel Abundez

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Since Power BI was released four years ago, Power BI, Office 365, and Azure have added significant automation capabilities. To stay informed, you need to learn about the most recent capabilities and what they mean to you.

Angel will present a wide-ranging overview of the data refresh setups common to Power BI data sources, going from DIY to more advanced scenarios that need IT support. Whether you’re automating reports for your department or for the enterprise, there’s something here for you.

You'll learn how to:
* Set up your datasets in Excel and Power BI to be automated
* Refresh data from files hosted on SharePoint, One Drive, and REST APIs (CSV, Excel, JSON, etc)
* Pull data from on-premises and cloud data sources using the latest capabilities of Power Apps, the Power BI Service, and Azure
* Automate your Power BI analysis in, One Drive, or even your O365 mailbox
* Work with cloud databases such as Amazon Redshift, Azure SQL DB, and Snowflake

Angel Abundez (VP, Business Intelligence, DesignMind) leads the Solutions Architecture team at DesignMind, helping design and build world class data-related systems. His expertise includes Microsoft SQL Server BI tools, Power BI, Azure-based database services, and Tableau. His team develops Proofs of Concept, Pilots, and highly scalable production systems. Angel co-leads the Bay Area Microsoft Business Intelligence User Group and the San Francisco Power BI User Group. He speaks at Data Analytics events throughout the U.S. and writes for SQL Server Central. He is a graduate of Cal Poly SLO with a BS in Mechanical Engineering.

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Meeting Sponsor:
Robert Half Technology

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Meeting Schedule and Structure

The Sacramento SQL Server User Group meets the first Wednesday of every month. Most meetings will have a presentation, while others are open group sessions which allow attendees to discuss SQL Server questions, issues and news as a group.

We start each meeting with some time to network and get situated. Unless otherwise noted, the schedule for each meeting will be:

6:00 PM - 6:15 PM: Mingle/networking, get food & beverages, presentation setup
6:15 PM - 6:30 PM: Group announcements, agenda, introduce speaker
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM: Presentation
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM: Post-meeting discussions

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