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Philly User Group - Feb 16th

We are pleased to announce the Microsoft Power BI User Group meeting on Thursday, February 16th, 2016, at Microsoft, 45 Liberty Blvd, Malvern, PA 19355 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. We hope you will plan to attend this meeting where we have lined up several exciting and informative speakers. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


February User Group Presentations


Accelerate time to Solutions using Power BI Solution Templates

The Power BI Solution Template provides a robust, enterprise ready analytics solution that can be stood up in a matter of hours. It incorporates the best technical and business practices as well as addresses fundamental issues of scalability, extensibility and security. We’ve released the first 5 Power BI solution templates for Sales Management for Dynamics CRM and Salesforce, Campaign and Brand Management for Twitter, System Center Configuration Manager & Accounts receivable for SAP. We will be covering what the solution templates are, how they can help you answer questions around your business and how to set them up and use them in your organization.


About the Speaker

Tamer Farag is the Partner Ecosystem lead for Power BI. He has been with Microsoft for 16 years in technical, sales and marketing roles related to Database technologies and Business Intelligence.

Tamer started in Microsoft Egypt in August 2000 as a SQL Server Technical Specialist. Then in 2004, he moved to Canada for a Senior Technology Specialist position.  Following that he worked on the SQL Server Marketing team focusing on Data Warehousing technologies. He then returned to Canada to take the Commercial Markets Strategy Group Lead in 2011. And finally moved to his current role with the Power BI engineering team, as the Partner Ecosystem lead.



Putting the ‘R’ in PoweR BI

Are you using R in your organization? Are you considering using R but don’t know how to share your impactful results to a wide audience? This presentation will address the mechanics - how to do it, what's required, and how to set it up – of using R in Power BI to communicate your data story. We’ll also learn where can R complement Power BI functionality, and how R can help us surpass the limits of DAX and M for advanced analytics, and unlock thousands of new visualizations!


About the Speaker

Greg Baldini is a BI Consultant with Nihilent Technologies, Inc. His primary experience lies in dimensional model design; delivering enterprise analytics with Tabular and Power Pivot; and dashboard and report development. An expert in DAX, he has delivered solutions in many spaces including manufacturing, healthcare, fraud analysis, marketing pipelines, and sales performance.