"Tune" our Power BI / Power Pivot Classes for this Year!Hi folks!  Before we announce our public class schedule for 2017 (cities and dates and content oh my!), I’d like to get just a quick bit of, you know, ACTUAL DATA on what you’d like to see 🙂

Short version:  it’s just one question below 🙂

Lots of things are open to consideration – length of course (2 days minimum, but we’re debating the prospect of “add-on days” for those who’d like more intensive study) as well as content.  (You’ll get DAX and M no matter what, since those are the “brains” of both Power Excel and Power BI, but which environment would you prefer to see for instance?)

And if you’ve taken one of our classes before, feel free to answer based on either what you would have LIKED the course to have been instead (if different from what you got), and/or what sort of add-on days you’d like to attend (we’d let you skip the first two days and just take the add-ons).

Thanks!

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Rob Collie

One of the founding engineers behind Power Pivot during his 14-year career at Microsoft, and creator of the world’s first cloud Power Pivot service, Rob is one of the foremost authorities on self-service business intelligence and next-generation spreadsheet technology. 

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  1. I have some staff that 2 Days, focused on Power Pivot and Power Query in Excel (aka Power Excel) makes sense. For myself I’d like to do 1 day Advanced DAX and Deep Dive on M. However, the challenge will be to calibrate the event so that everyone comes in with the same starting place, so that the two days could be used to best advantage.

  2. Sorry but I’m still learning. What is difference between Advanced DAX and Deep dive on “M”? Thought was same thing….

  3. Russ, DAX is the language used for formulas in Power Pivot and Power BI, while M is the language used for queries that shape data on import via Get Data/Power Query.

  4. Advanced DAX would be a huge win for me. Of course so would M. If the events were close enough, I would do single day attendance on either or both of those.

  5. I would love to see a 3 day course designed specifically for colleges and universities. There are a number of unique traits in education that are not reflected in the business world, especially regarding time-related items. Most comparison’s are to last TERM and last year TERM, but the time-intelligence features of Power Query and Power Pivot don’t think that way. Also, since almost every college has Excel, doing an Excel based class is a must.

    Maybe y’all would do a course for Institutional Research folks in North Carolina. I bet I could convince a few to join me for a training. Might even be able to host it!

    David

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