Thursday, June 29, 2017 -
8:30am to 4:00pm

Location Details: 

Information Technology Dept. - Room 438 - 4201 Normandy Street North - Bismarck, ND 58503

Registration

Online registration is required by 9 AM on Monday, June 26. Participants must pre-load software and bring their own laptop. (Instructions will be sent via email.) This workshop is free, yet limited to 20 attendees. Additional sessions may be offered at a later date.

Workshop Overview

Attendees will learn and gain practical experience with key features of Microsoft’s Power BI service.  This workshop is a full-day, hands-on course intended to demonstrate and teach how to author reports using Microsoft Power BI Desktop and how to create operational dashboards via the Microsoft Power BI Service.

Intended Audience

This workshop is a beginner-to-intermediate-level course, intended for business users and data analysts to learn more about data acquisition, data cleansing, data modeling, report design, and distribution using the Microsoft Power BI platform.  Although attendees do not need to be highly technical in order to find value in this workshop, those with experience manipulating data and reporting information using Excel or other similar software will find the Microsoft Power BI tools and course material more familiar.  This will be a hands-on, immersive, interactive experience; not a sales pitch. We’ll have fun while learning and applying new tools and skills.

Topics Of Discussion

The workshop covers the following tools / topics:

  • Microsoft Power BI Desktop:  Participants will use Microsoft Power BI Desktop to acquire, cleanse, transform, model, and stage data to be displayed in reports and dashboards.  Participants will then leverage that data and Power BI’s gallery of visualizations to design compelling interactive reports for sharing and distribution.
  • Microsoft Power BI Service:  Participants will then use Microsoft Power BI Service to create an Operational Dashboard based on the reports created using Power BI Desktop.  Participants will then learn the principles of sharing and securing those dashboards, and how to connect those dashboards to data sources that automatically refresh.  We’ll also discuss how to share and manage Excel-based reports using Power BI, as well as more advanced topics such as Row-Level Security.
Date of Notice: 
June 7, 2017
Notice Provided By: 
ITD, Microsoft, and Nexus Innovations