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 Welcome, Atlanta Microsoft Business Intelligence Users!

Meet other local Business Intelligence fans to discuss the Microsoft BI Platform. Unless otherwise announced, we meet on the last Monday of every month.

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Meeting Agenda
6:30 - 6:55 - Networking, Announcements, Prototypes with Pizza
6:55 - 7:15 - Sponsor Presentation(s)
7:15 - 8:15 - Main Presentation(s)
8:15 - 8:30 - Q&A, Discussion

Meeting Place
115 Perimeter Center Place
Atlanta, GA 30346

South Terraces Building
The Auditorium room (first floor)


 Next Meeting

Main Presentation:

Power BI


Level: Beginner


Monday, April 28th, 2014


6:30 – 8:30 PM ET


South Terraces Building (Auditorium Room)

115 Perimeter Center Place

Atlanta, GA 30346


This presentation will cover new and compelling Power BI features including: the data manipulation of Power Query, Power BI Sites, the Data Steward Experience, natural language BI using Power Q&A, and mobile BI functionality.  There will also be a technical discussion of the Power BI architecture as it relates to authentication, storage, data refresh and the concept of self-service information management.


Brian Jackson, a Technology Architect at the Atlanta Microsoft Technology Center, has over 20 years of experience developing solutions across multiple platforms.  He has spent the last 8 years at Microsoft as an architect in consulting services.  Brian covers Office 365, SharePoint, Business Intelligence and SQL Server.   His greatest passion is for data and analytics with 16 years of experience on SQL Server.  He also holds the Microsoft Certified Master and Microsoft Certified Architect certifications for SQL Server.


Pyramid Analytics is a leader in innovative business intelligence applications. Through its enterprise business intelligence Office (BI Office) suite, it has created a paradigm shift in the business intelligence market. With its integrated reporting, analytics and dashboard functionality it empowers every user in an organization with the freedom to question, answer and act all in one solution.


Meetings in 2014

January 27th
February 24th
March 31st
April 28th
May 19th
June 30th
July 28th
August 25th
September 29th
October 27th
December 8th

The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) is an independent, not-for-profit association, dedicated to supporting, educating, and promoting the Microsoft SQL Server community. From local user groups and special interest groups (SIGs) to webcasts and the annual PASS Community Summit � the largest gathering of SQL Server professionals in the world � PASS enables knowledge sharing, in-depth learning, access to the Microsoft SQL Server team, and the ability to influence the direction of SQL Server technologies. PASS was founded in 1999 by Microsoft and CA and continues to enjoy executive level endorsement from both organizations. As the number one user community for Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft looks to the PASS community for valued feedback, input, and inspiration. PASS Mission Empower the global Microsoft SQL Server community to connect, share, learn and be inspired through networking, knowledge sharing, peer-based learning, and the ability to influence the direction of Microsoft SQL Server products and services.
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