Slides of my sessions at PASS Summit 2016

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.



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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:

1 thought on “Slides of my sessions at PASS Summit 2016

  • 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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