Database and Analytics

T16 Power BI: Beyond the Basics


3:00pm - 4:15pm

Level: Intermediate

Andrew Brust

Senior Director, Market Strategy and Intelligence


It's one thing to get Power BI connected to your data and use it to build reports and dashboards. It's quite another to have intimacy with many of the powerful new features to it each month. Features like R visuals and R scripting, KPIs and Quick measures, PivotTable-like functionality with the matrix visual, column-by-example, DirectQuery and using the Power BI service as a data source make the product shine and can't be covered in an intro session. Come to this session to get the intermediate and advanced knowledge you need to use Power BI to the fullest.

You will learn:

  • How to use new visuals and Query Editor techniques
  • How to do enterprise data modeling with Measures and KPIs
  • How to eliminate data latency with DirectQuery and Direct Connect
  • How to use Power BI and R together