Power BI - WHat It Is, How It Works, and Why It Matters


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An overview of the Power BI offering from Microsoft as of the November 2013 Preview. Presentation covers the components that make it up, how they interact and function, and the role of the Power BI in the market.

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  • At the end of the day, please ensure your evaluation is signed and handed in for door prizes. The draw takes place in Room 102A.
  • Demo of election results. will include:- Acquiring data from SQL Server- Editing the model with Power Pivot- Building a report with Power View- Sharing to Office 365- Refreshing data- Viewing with mobile client
  • Power means tabular data model
  • Power Query is SSIS for personal useEasy Query building toolETL – Extract Transform and LoadQueries are saved, curated, and shared
  • Using Power Query to analyze troublesome data - show the different data sources - show the query web data
  • I won’t be doing a separate demo here as I already did one
  • Public data was available for Hurricane SandyLets turn it into a movie
  • Configure the gateway - use Riding dataShow the consumption of the data in Power Query
  • Simple Olympics demo
  • 3 Main AreasMobile StrategyExternal Data MashupsEasy and accessible to those without BI expertise
  • Power BI - WHat It Is, How It Works, and Why It Matters

    1. 1. November 23rd, 2013 Power BI What It Is How It Works Why It Matters John P White Chief Technical Officer UnlimitedViz Inc jpw@unlimitedviz.com @diverdown1964 whitepages.unlimitedviz.com
    2. 2. Thank you to all of our Sponsors!!
    3. 3. Q&A
    4. 4. End to End with Power BI
    5. 5. Power Q&A OData feeds Power Query Power Map Power View
    6. 6. Share queries
    7. 7. Power Query demo NOAA Raw data http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/data-access/land-basedstation-data/land-based-datasets/global-historicalclimatology-network-ghcn
    8. 8. Easy to build and share
    9. 9. Power Map demo
    10. 10. OData endpoints for on-premises data
    11. 11. Data Management Gateway demo
    12. 12. Power Q&A demo
    13. 13. Maximum workbook size
    14. 14. Feature Interaction with Embedded Models PowerPivot for SharePoint Power BI Yes Yes Yes (with export) Yes Use embedded model as data source Yes No Auto refresh Yes Yes (limited) Model size limit 2Gb 250 Mb Thumbnail gallery Yes Yes Pre-optimize workbooks No Yes Publish Odata feeds No Yes Natural language query No Yes Mobile client No Yes Power View rendering
    15. 15. http://office.microsoft.com/en-ca/excel/power-bi-FX104080667.aspx http://whitepages.unlimitedviz.com http://cwebbbi.wordpress.com http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=powerbiforoffice365 http://pbishowcase.azurewebsites.net/
    16. 16. Q&A
    17. 17. Remember to fill out your evaluation forms to win some great prizes! & Join us for SharePint today! Nov 23rd, 2013 @6:00 pm The Observatory Pub, Algonquin Student’s Association Address: A-170 on Algonquin Campus Parking: No need to move your car!* Site: http://www.algonquinsa.com/ob.aspx Date & Time: Location: