Slides of my sessions at PASS Summit 2016

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in Power BI, Presentations | One Comment

Thanks to everyone who attended at my sessions in PASS Summit 2016 this year. I have uploaded session slides here in this post with links to references inside it. Please contact me if you have any questions. It was my pleasure to speak this year for the 4th time in this conference which I believe is the best and with the highest quality conference of Microsoft Data Platform of the year. Please don’t forget to put your session evaluation and let me know about how you feel about my topics, presentation and the rest.


Topic: 10 Amazing Things about Power BI You Don’t Know


Have you spotted a location on Power BI map without having an exact address (like earthquake location)? Have you looped through source files in your Power Query and applied custom functions on them? Have you changed your data model to help Power Q&A to respond intelligently? Have you used Power BI for real-time data analysis? Have you used Power BI and Azure Data Factory to have an end to end Azure BI solution? Have you done many other amazing things with Power BI?

In this session you can expect many live demos and to be impressed by the extraordinary things you can do with Power BI. You will learn tips and tricks to empower your Power BI solution. Tips and tricks that you learn in this session helps you to make your Power BI solution more scale-able, robust, and high performance.





Topic: Data Preparation is the Keystone


Prepare to be amazed with what you can achieve using Power Query in this demo-heavy session. Power Query is the data extraction, transformation, and mash up tool. It can be accessed through Excel or from Power BI Desktop. There are numerous data transformation features that can be used to solve real-world data preparation challenges.

We will use customer case studies to go through scenarios of preparing data for modelling, and visualization. You will learn how to use features of Power Query such as generators, custom functions, and lots of built-in functions to solve those scenarios. You will also learn some data preparation techniques through Excel itself.



Reza Rad
Reza Rad is an Author, Trainer, Speaker and DW/BI Consultant. He has a BSc in Computer engineering; he has more than 15 years’ experience in databases, programming and development mostly on Microsoft technologies. He is a Microsoft MVP in Data Platform for seven continues years (from 2011 till now) for his dedication in Microsoft BI. He is author of some SQL Server and BI books, and also Power BI online book; from Rookie to Rock Star.

One Comment

  • Reza,

    Thank you for sharing your PowerPoint slides.
    I was not able to attend the PASS conference but appreciate your opinions and sharing the results with everyone.

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