Welcome to an experimental new feature here at PowerPivotPro, where members of the team discuss various topics related to Power BI, Power Pivot, and Analytics/BI in general. These conversations take place during the week on a Slack channel, and are then lightly edited for publishing on Friday.
This Week’s Topic: The PowerPivotPro Team Gazes into the Power BI Crystal Ball
For the first installment of our weekly Coffee Talk leading up to the Microsoft Data Insights Summit in June we will be discussing the enormous strides the Power BI team is making recently.
But first, let me introduce the team members we brought in for this week’s Coffee Talk, and their role within the PowerPivotPro team:
Channel created April 4th. This is the very beginning of #coffeetalk_apr7 channel. Purpose: Weekly roundtable of what went on in the company, on the blog, in the wider community that we think is worth talking about!
I think to truly talk about DAX’s future we need to know what DAX _really_ is… a query language. What other query language can we use as an example? SQL! In it’s various forms, there are loads of GUIs that allow users easy access to functionality. However, in 43 years nothing has quite been able to take the place of someone in the driver’s seat.
Let’s also take a look at a GUI that does a great job of creating code… PowerQuery. People still spend time and money working with me and other members of the team learning how to use the GUI.
So… even if the GUI does a great job of automating DAX, I feel comfortable that there will still be a market for us to empower business users by showing them how to use it and that there will also always be work for us as advanced DAX consultants.