03-22-2018 01:24 PM - edited 03-22-2018 01:25 PM
I am starting to get discouraged it is not going to happen in the US this year...
It sold out the last 2 years and so much interest in the community I am still hopeful...
03-23-2018 09:36 AM
I don't mean to be harsh, but Microsoft owes this great community a big apology for remaining so silent on this.
My organization sent me to last year's Summit - it was amazing (best learning experience I've taken part in, ever), I learned a lot, and brought back so much - including a plan to mobilize my organization and get everyone up and running using this wonderful application. Since then PowerBI has taken off and is being used throughout my organization; when I left we were at about a dozen installs of the desktop app, and now we're up to 800+. The future is very bright.
As soon as I returned last year I asked senior management to approve attendance for more people to go this year -approved instantly, great! However here we are, March, and no details - not even a confirmation that the event will take place. I, like many in this community, have to follow strict approval guidlines for events like these and if we don't have details within x months of the event or fiscal year end, we simply don't get to go.
I've emailed the organizers and the PowerBI team asking about this year's event - silence. I've also offered to share our experience so far in the Canadian Government at the next event - silence. So many of us have asked here for details about the Summit this year - silence.
It just feels so dissapointing to hear nothing and be told nothing after being so energized and enthusiastic about last year's event and this great product - PowerBI IS a fantastic application and the development team should absolutely be so proud of it. I just wish a tiny fraction of the effort poured into the application were devoted to giving this devoted, enthusiastic community at least some indication about the Summit, even a confirmation of whether or not there will be one.
03-23-2018 09:39 AM
I'm at the point where I need to either find a conference to go to while there is still money in the training budget, or don't. If this doesn't get a 3rd iteration, what other conference contains enough Power BI /Data Analytics content that is worth going to? The NAVUG Summit?