PASS Summit 2014: Speaking about Top 5 Functionalities of Power Query that You Don’t Know

Thanks you all attendees of my PASS Summit 2014 session on Power Query.

was a pleasure to have all of you in my session. I also appreciate Alberto, Chris, Devin, Donabel, and Rafael who dedicated some of their times to attend in my session. I hope this be an informative session for all of you.

Session Title:

Top Five Power Query M Functions that You Don’t Know [BID-309]

Session Description:

Join this session to learn about applying advanced transformation through M language. M is the formula language of the Power Query and is much more powerful than the Power Query GUI functions.
In this session, you will learn more about the top functionality of M that does not exist in the GUI, but is very helpful in ETL implementation. Features such as error handling, working with generators, and custom functions will all be discussed.
You will also see lots of real-world live demos, one of which will be sample a date dimension with fiscal calendar attributes and public holidays fetched live.

Here you can download presentation slides: Rad_Top 5 Power Query M Functions that You Don’t Know.pdf

and demo files can be downloaded from here:

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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 nine 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.
His articles on different aspects of technologies, especially on MS BI, can be found on his blog:
He wrote some books on MS SQL BI and also is writing some others, He was also an active member on online technical forums such as MSDN and Experts-Exchange, and was a moderator of MSDN SQL Server forums, and is an MCP, MCSE, and MCITP of BI. He is the leader of the New Zealand Business Intelligence users group. He is also the author of very popular book Power BI from Rookie to Rock Star, which is free with more than 1700 pages of content and the Power BI Pro Architecture published by Apress.
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.

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