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Introduction to Power BI

11th May 2015 - 1 day course

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at BI professionals, consultants, business analysts and managers who want to understand what Microsoft Power BI is and what you can (and can't) do with it.

What you will learn

The course agenda is as follows:

  • What is self-service BI?
  • What is Microsoft's self-service BI strategy and how do Office 2013 and Power BI fit in with it?
  • Introduction to OData
  • Self-service ETL with Power Query
  • Building dashboards and data visualisations with Power View and the Power BI Dashboard Designer
  • 3D mapping with Power Map
  • Sharing data, dashboards and Power Query queries with Power BI sites in Office 365 and using
  • Mobile BI
  • Using Q&A to enable natural language querying of your data

Key benefits

This course will enable you to understand what Power BI is and whether it is the right choice for your organisation's BI needs.

Attendees may also want to register for the Introduction to Power Pivot course that runs the day after this course at the same venue, which goes into technical detail on how to build models using Power Pivot.

Cost: £249 (until March 31 2015), 275 (from April 1st 2014) +VAT


Chris Webb is the owner of Crossjoin Consulting, and is a consultant specialising in Analysis Services, MDX, PowerPivot and DAX. He is a co-author of "Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services: The BISM Tabular Model", "Expert Cube Development with SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services", and "MDX Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2005 and Hyperion Essbase", and blogs at



MSE Meeting Rooms
103a Oxford Street

legal disclaimer

Cancellations must be submitted in writing, either via email or by post. Registrants whose cancellations are received at least 2 weeks before the beginning of the course are entitled to a full refund minus a £80 processing fee plus any credit card charges incurred. No refunds will be given to registrants who cancel less than 2 weeks before the beginning of the course or who fail to attend.

In the extraordinary case where the course is cancelled a full refund will be given to all paid registrants. Crossjoin Consulting will not refund any other amount paid by registrants to other companies, including travel expenses and hotel reservations.

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