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Tuesday, October 30 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Power BI Data Preparation with Dataflows

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Data preparation is often the most labour-intensive component of an analytics project and getting this right is vital if the results are to be accurate. While the growth of self-service BI has empowered users to answer important questions, ensuring well managed data is available to all employees remains one of businesses biggest challenges.
Dataflows is an extension of the Power BI ecosystem, providing a low code approach using Power Query to create curated datasets that can be easily consumed by business analysts, thereby improving the speed at which business value can be delivered. Dataflows provides a single-version-of-the-truth which was traditionally attained by building a data warehouse.
You will learn
- How Dataflows can be used to create rich, vetted datasets
- How Dataflows can be created with the click of a button, ingesting data from many well knows SAAS solution such as Dynamics and Salesforce
- How to manage Dataflows using advanced data preparation tools such as Databricks.



# This talk will be 40% slides and 60% demo

Speakers
avatar for Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

Principal Consultant, CobaltAnalytics
Michael Johnson is a Business Intelligence architect and Microsoft data platform MVP living in Johannesburg, South Africa. Michael has been working with data for the last 15 years and has run the local SQL Server User Group and SQL Saturday conference event for the last few years.He... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
1210 Laurel