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365 EduCon D.C, a Microsoft 365 Conference

Join us in Washington, D.C. June 12 – 16, 2023 for a 3-day conference with 2 optional days of workshops.  Learn from top experts in Microsoft 365 and Power Platform. With over 130 sessions, in multiple tracks, and 25 workshops, you can choose the session that aligns with your experience level.  Register Today!


Start planning your schedule with this comprehensive list of Power BI workshops and sessions.


For more details and prerequisites please visit 365 EduCon Sessions and select Power BI.


Power BI Workshops, Sessions and Speakers

  • Treb Gatte - Power BI Bootcamp for SharePoint Professionals
  • Treb Gatte - Convert email/contracts/invoices to actionable data with Microsoft Syntex, Power Automate, Power BI
  • Treb Gatte - Introduction to Power BI Metrics.
  • John White and Jason Himmelstein - Power BI Premium – When Do I Need It?
  • John White and Jason Himmelstein - There's No Time Like the Present - Real Time Reporting with Power BI
  • John White and Jason Himmelstein - Exploring the Future of Microsoft Analytics
  • Daniel Christian and Scott Shearer - Power BI For The Absolute Beginner
  • Scott Shearer - Beginners Guide to Power BI
  • Daniel Glenn - Build your first Power BI dashboard.
  • Daniel Glenn - Power BI Sharing: Your Options for Keeping Everyone Informed
  • John Kerski - Querying Power BI REST APIs within a Power BI Dataset


Power BI Bootcamp for SharePoint Professionals

Speaker: Treb Gatte  

June 12, Monday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


In this workshop you will:

  • Learn how to create Production Dashboards using Power BI, from SharePoint list and document library data.
  • How to use Power BI in a multitude of situations, including ad hoc analysis and the creation of formal dashboards.
  • Learn the Power BI components: Power BI Desktop, Power, Power BI mobile applications and how to use them with Office 365 and SharePoint.
  • Receive an introduction into the core functions of Power BI; Data extraction, loading and transformation using Power Query Formula Language (“M”) and DAX.
  • Receive guidelines on how to extract project data in a fast manner.
  • Discover data modeling practices that will ensure you have maximum flexibility in analysis. You will also learn some visualization best practices to ensure you can tell your digital story effectively.
  • Learn best practices for maintaining content with your organization.

This workshop provides an end-to-end view of Power BI for SharePoint reporting, so that you can use Power BI immediately for your needs.



Convert email/contracts/invoices to actionable data wiyth Microsoft Syntex, Power Automage, and Power BI

Speaker: Treb Gatte

June 16, Friday 12:30 pm – 1:40 pm

This session covers the document understanding functionality of Microsoft Syntex used to process email, contracts, and other unstructured data. We will also demo the new layout model to process invoices.

Using Microsoft Syntex, Power Automate, and Power BI, you will see how to ingest email and convert it to actionable data at scale. You’ll see how to:


  • Create a document understanding model to locate the relevant patterns within the document.     
  • Attach that model to a SharePoint library.          
  • Have Microsoft Syntex extract the data from the documents automatically.
  • Use the new Power BI integration with SharePoint, using your structured data for a holistic analysis.
  • Use the new Power Automate integration with SharePoint, to automatically trigger business processes.


Introduction to Power BI Metrics

Speaker:  Treb Gatte

June 15, Thursday 9:00 am - 10:10 am


Metrics and scorecards are a new Power BI feature that enables us to capture and focus on what we are working toward rather than what we are working on.

If you are new to Power BI, Metrics are an excellent place to start.

In this presentation, you'll learn:


  • What are Power BI Metrics and how are they intended to be used.
  • See some examples of real-world scorecards.
  • See how to set up a scorecard demo.


Power BI Premium - When Do I Need It?

Speakers: John White, Jason Himmelstein

June 15, Thursday 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm


Power BI Premium is a way to get past many limitations of the shared Power BI service. However, with great power comes great responsibility.

This session will outline exactly what Power BI Premium is, what features it unlocks and what limitations it changes. We will also call out situations where Premium may not be appropriate, and the steps that you need to take to ensure that you get the maximum value from it.

If you’re considering a move to Power BI Premium, you’ll want to attend this session.



There's No Time Like the Present - Real Time Reporting with Power BI

Speakers: John White, Jason Himmelstein

June 15, Thursday 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm


Power BI has many options for keeping your data up to date, but what happens when scheduled refreshes simply aren't enough? What do you do when real time or near real time reporting on your data is necessary? Fortunately, Power BI has you covered here as well. From real-time datasets, to Direct Query and the Aggregations feature and hybrid tables, there are more than a few options for accomplishing this goal, but they all do come with a few tradeoffs.

This session will examine all of the techniques available to Power BI for reporting on your data in cached mode, near real time, and real time. It will highlight some of the things to watch out for, and how to design for them.

If you need your data more up to date than what refresh schedules can provide, then this session is for you.



Exploring the Future of Microsoft Analytics

Speakers:  John White, Jason Himmelstein

June 14, Wednesday 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm


In today's world getting true data driven insights can take a lot of time and energy. Data is spread across a wide variety of storage systems, all of which can have different operating models, security models and integration requirements. The next generation of Microsoft's data platform, which includes Power BI aims to solve this problem.  Come to this session to explore some exciting new announcements from Microsoft, understand exactly what they mean, and how they can help position your organization for the new age of AI.



Power BI for The Absolute Beginner

Speakers: Daniel Christian, Scott Shearer

June 12, Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Join Daniel Christian and Scott Shearer who are both Microsoft MVPs and MCTs as they take you on a journey into the Microsoft Power BI world. This full day workshop will first introduce you into the past and present of Power BI and then dive into demos. Daniel and Scott will walk you through how to use commonly used data sources such as Dataverse, SharePoint, and SQL to build reports that help visualize your data and create amazing experiences for the end users.

They also focus on the deep integration across the Power Platform family i.e., from the report kick-off to a Power Automate flow, or adding a Power Apps canvas app to edit data.


In this workshop, you will learn about:


• Power BI Licensing
• Using the Power BI Desktop App
• Using the Power BI Service
• How to create reports and dashboards
• DAX fundamentals
• Integration with Power Apps and Power Automate
• Learning resources



Beginners Guide to Power BI

Speaker: Scott Shearer

June 14, Wednesday 9:50 am - 11:00 am


This session will provide you with the knowledge that you need to quickly become productive using Power BI.


You will be introduced to:


  • Power BI licensing
  • Power BI Components
  • Using the Power BI Desktop app
  • Using the Power BI Service
  • How to create reports and dashboards
  • Learning Resources



Build your first Power BI dashboard

Speaker: Daniel Glenn

June14, Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:40 pm


Creating compelling reports is an important skill in our data-centric world. Have you seen a nice-looking report or dashboard and wondered how you can get started creating one? Are you interested in learning how to create a Power BI dashboard, from simple data to actionable intelligence? Then this session is for you!

In this session, we will talk about the building blocks of Power BI, look at different types of data you can use, and define what makes a good dashboard.

You will learn when to use Power BI Desktop and when you need the Power BI service. We will also discuss how you can safely share Power BI insights inside and outside of your organization.

You will leave this session with the resources you need to get started on your journey with Power BI.



Power BI Sharing:  Your Options for Keeping Everyone Informed

Speaker: Daniel Glenn

June 15, Thursday 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm


Every organization is a data organization, and you must collaborate on data to stay on track. Sharing insights from within Power BI will give you an advantage and help steer your organization in the right direction.

However there are some pitfalls with sharing - if you don’t know your options and set proper governance, you could be on your way to a data breach or giving your private information to the competition.

In this session, you will get a short introduction to Power BI and understand where data resides, why and how you should share with your colleagues and outside partners, and get a strategy for setting governance for your data.

You will walk away with the outline of a governance plan, an understanding of your sharing options, and the sharing settings you should immediately turn off.



Querying Power BI REST APIs within a Power BI Dataset

Speaker: John Kerski

June 14, Wednesday 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm


Would you like to build a Power BI dataset that could inventory your workspaces, reports, datasets, and refresh schedule? Would you'd like to query another dataset to import into your dataset?

In this session, I'll show you how to leverage an open-source custom connector that connects to Power BI's REST APIs to do just that.


Kelly Kaye (she/her/hers)

Senior Power BI Community Lead

For the AWESOME global Power BI Community! MVPs, user groups, and enablement

Twitter: @MS_KellyKaye

Twitter: @PowerBIWomen



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