Data Preparation is the Keystone – Free Webinar


Join me to learn about Data Preparation with Power Query and Power BI. This free webinar hosted by Power BI team and I will speak about techniques in Power Query that helps you transform the data and prepare it in the way required for your business. Expect many demos in this session from Power Query in Excel and Power BI. For those of you who haven’t been in my session at PASS BA San Jose, this is shrink-ed version of my 2 hours talk there in only one hour. I’ve been honored to speak there, and it would be pleasure to meet you all there online.

Session Title: Data Preparation is the Keystone


In this demo-heavy, roller-coaster-ride of a webinar Reza Rad will show what you can achieve using Power Query, the data extraction, transformation, and mash up tool. Power Query can be accessed through Excel or from Power BI Desktop, and has numerous data transformation features that can be used to solve real-world data preparation challenges.

Reza will use customer case studies to go through scenarios of preparing data for modelling and visualization. In this webinar you will learn:

  • How to use features of Power Query such as generators and custom functions
  • What built-in functions are available to solve your data challenges
  • Data preparation techniques through Excel
  • … and much more!

Date and Time

May 24, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. PT

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Reza Rad
Trainer, Consultant, Mentor
Reza Rad is a Microsoft Regional Director, an Author, Trainer, Speaker and Consultant. He has a BSc in Computer engineering; he has more than 20 years’ experience in data analysis, BI, databases, programming, and development mostly on Microsoft technologies. He is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP for 12 continuous years (from 2011 till now) for his dedication in Microsoft BI. Reza is an active blogger and co-founder of RADACAD. Reza is also co-founder and co-organizer of Difinity conference in New Zealand, Power BI Summit, and Data Insight Summit.
Reza is author of more than 14 books on Microsoft Business Intelligence, most of these books are published under Power BI category. Among these are books such as Power BI DAX Simplified, Pro Power BI Architecture, Power BI from Rookie to Rock Star, Power Query books series, Row-Level Security in Power BI and etc.
He is an International Speaker in Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft Business Applications Summit, Data Insight Summit, PASS Summit, SQL Saturday and SQL user groups. And He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer.
Reza’s passion is to help you find the best data solution, he is Data enthusiast.
His articles on different aspects of technologies, especially on MS BI, can be found on his blog:

2 thoughts on “Data Preparation is the Keystone – Free Webinar

  • Is there a recorded version of the webinar presented yesterday (May 24, 2016) titled “Data Preparation is the Keystone”. I was unable to attend and am very interested in learning more on this topic

    • Hi Scott,

      Thanks for your interest. I believe session recording will be available soon, I don’t have it myself yet, But Microsoft has that I believe and will send an email to all registered email addresses.


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