2017 Data Insights Summit – Key Note (Live)

Not just one but TWO live blogs from Radacad running so you won’t miss anything!

Reza is also blogging here https://radacad.com/microsoft-data-insight-summit-2017-keynote-live-blog

5 mins to go.

Sitting between Chris and Alberto.

We are delayed due to the massive influx of attendees queuing to get in.

James Phillips speaking now

  • Summit sold out 5 weeks early
  • 2500 people in the room
  • Hat-tip to the community
  • 18000 cities
  • 235 countries
  • 43 languages
  • 19 MS datacenters
  • 11.5M data models
  • 30k new models oer day
  • 450+ user voice ideas shipped
  • 2Million report/dboard queries per hour

Power BI Premium notes

Siri Sun (Snr Program Manager)

  • Diamond icon for premium
  • easy to push to Premium
  • Demo of admin screens for Premium
  • up to 48 refreshes per day of Premium
  • Demo using 2 billion rows (15 years of NY Taxi rides)
  • Unlimited distribution


  • Jon Townsend (Dir of tech UK National Trust)
  • demo of custom visual
    Nice timeline custom visual showing key milestones

Amir Netz (Technical Fellw)

  • EM1 and EM2 SKUs starting at $625 per month
  • 2000 ISV’s building Apps
  • IF you have app already then all good, but you don;t need it
  • Embed using new SKU’s into SharePoint
  • Embed using MS Teams – easy to add
  • New Visio diagram control – auto mapping to data model entities
  • Can paste Power APP into Power BI – writeback functionallity
  • New Quick Measure quick measure (star rating)
  • Data Bars in the new preview matrix
  • new button to install custom visuals from store
  • UK Trust custom visual available in the store
  • Word Cloud (remove stop words
  • Drill through page settings on on Page Settings
  • Can define a page as a drill through page
  • Bookmark pane to allow us to save state (all current filter settings)
  • Use Bookmarks to tell a story to walk through
  • Can now spotlight a visual
  • Can show/hide visuals visuals on page when building story
  • Turn a button into a link
  • Use buttons to show/hide visuals

Pat Baumgartner

  • Right click, explain the increase!!
  • nice mix of new features
  • right click to find additional insights
  • improved version of waterfall (aggregate other to 1)
  • Further integration with Cortana
  • Using names in Cortana to find PBI sharing
  • iPhone Q&A as conversation – refine answer with further questions


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Phil is Microsoft Data Platform MVP and an experienced database and business intelligence (BI) professional with a deep knowledge of the Microsoft B.I. stack along with extensive knowledge of data warehouse (DW) methodologies and enterprise data modelling. He has 25+ years experience in this field and an active member of Power BI community.

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