AI, Data, and Machine Learning

W16 Power BI: The Basics and the Latest Coolness

03/22/2023

2:30pm - 3:45pm

Level: Intermediate

Andrew Brust

Founder and CEO

Blue Badge Insights

Power BI has been with us in its current form for seven years now. Though it started as a desktop BI tool with a cloud component, it has grown to be a hybrid self-service and enterprise analytics platform with the advent of with Power BI Premium. And now, given Power BI's ever-growing integration points with Azure Synapse Analytics, data warehouse- and data lake-friendliness are becoming a strong suit.

What's the best way to leverage Power BI in an advanced fashion, whether you're a complete beginner, or an experienced, intermediate user? That's what this session is about. We'll cover the basics quickly, then move on to recently added data prep, AI and data warehouse/data lake/big data features.

You will learn:

  • The basics of Power BI visuals and reports
  • How to build a full semantic model
  • How to leverage cool AI features in Power BI
  • Using a self-service BI approach with big data volumes of enterprise data
  • Elementary and expert data prep with Power Query