What a great start to the Enterprise DNA Learning Summit. Today we had two sessions that dived into some beginner and intermediate development techniques that can be utilized inside of Power BI.
We had a record number of live attendees of close to 350 which is a fantastic result. Every continent around the world was represented, which is always impressive. It’s always very satisfying to run events where we can bring many different users of Power BI from all around the world together.
Really appreciate all the feedback that has come through around the first day of the summit and about the two completed workshops. It’s always great to know that those who are attending and interacting live are really getting plenty out of the workshop content and resources that are made available.
Even though we are two sessions down you can still register for the event. Please use the link below.
During the first session, we dived into a range of tips and techniques for when starting out writing DAX formulas. Due to the range of unique scenarios that you could ultimately be working with in your own business environments, the session was all about giving you a good overview of how to implement these best practices into your own models.
We covered in detail; how to get started with DAX, time intelligence functions, the most important function in DAX – CALCULATE and also was able to discuss some ranking visualization techniques using TOPN.
In the second session we ran through how to utilize parameters tables in your development work.
One of the keys to getting these to work within your model is to understand deeply how you are going to integrate the variables into your DAX calculations.
I covered this in detail during the workshop while working through a real-world discounting scenario.
This session is really worth diving into. Learning how to combine all of these things together effectively so that you can showcase the correct insights in your Power BI reports and dashboards will certainly bring so much value to your clients.
That’s all for this brief review of the first day of this Learning Summit. Remember if you still want to register you can by using the link above.
There are still four sessions to go during this virtual summit so certainly join in if you can, as I want you to learn as much as possible about high-quality Power BI development.
Look forward to seeing you at the next session tomorrow.