Deployment and Governance of PowerBI for the Enterprise

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Join us for a webinar via Microsoft Teams Live Events to learn about experiences using the PowerBI in the real world!  A link to the event will be sent to all registered attendees prior to the event!

Date: Friday May 15th, 2020

Time: 12:00p-1:00p


Deployment and Governance of PowerBI for the Enterprise


Join us as Zach Willand discusses aspects of PowerBI that may help new administrators or report builders of the service get started.  Additionally, the talk will highlight the benefits of using app packages, using data flows to reduce strain on refresh time, the costs/benefits of near real-time data vs real-time data, and common data architecture mistakes.


Zach Willand is a Business Intelligence developer at Davis H. Elliot Company. Upon graduating college, Zach was a research analyst in a virology lab at the University of Kentucky where his love of data and analytics began. He then obtained his M.S. in Applied Engineering and Technology Management with a concentration in cyber security. Currently, Zach has been focused on driving organizational improvement by utilizing tools such as Power BI, SQL, and cloud-based solutions like Azure Data Factory and Azure Automation to facilitate better business decisions with meaningful data. Zach was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, but has been living in the Central Kentucky area for the last two decades.


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September 2019 – Leveraging PowerApps in Offline Mode


Date: Friday September 20th, 2019

Time: 11:30a-1:00p

Topic: Leveraging PowerApps in Offline Mode

Tried or heard of PowerApps and wondering how you can put them to use? Come have lunch with CKYMUG as Donovan Decot presents “Leveraging PowerApps In Offline Mode”!
Starting with a simple example of moving an online app to the offline/disconnected model, the discussion will include methodology on when/how to check for internet connectivity, and how it can impact performance as seen by the end users. If time permits, we will cover some logging/error handling of Flow, and how to easily display the data in PowerBI to impress your boss!

Speaker: Donovan Decot

Donovan is the Director of Application Development at the Davis H Elliot Company. He served in the Army for 9 years as a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne suffering through 3 years of ‘hardship’ in Hawaii. During his 18 years in the IT industry he has achieved his MCSE, was an early adopter of HyperV, worked with SharePoint since 2007 and has been involved with the PowerPlatform for over a year. His current focus is migrating all existing mobile applications and SPD Workflows to PowerPlatform. Donovan is also the father of six children.


Awesome Inc
348 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507


11:30am – Check-in, networking, and time to grab lunch (provided)
12:00pm – Welcome and feature presentation

March 2018 Meetup


Date: Friday March 16th, 2018

Time: 11:30a-1:00p

Topic: Microsoft’s BI Platform

Good Business starts with Good Data.  John Ecken of Tandem Solution will discuss and demonstrate how businesses can use the Microsoft BI stack to get insight into their data. He will look at how products such as SQL Server, Power BI, R Services and Azure Machine Learning can be used together to build powerful data models, analytics and reports at a price point even small businesses can afford.

Speaker: John Ecken

As VP of Finance and Technology and one of three business owners of Tandem Solution John Ecken has spent the last 20 years as an instructor and consultant in the IT and Professional Development training industry. With a passion for technology, security, application design, and development John has constructed customized classes and spent countless hours delivering curriculum in the classroom. In addition to holding various industry certifications, he brings to the table a wealth of programming knowledge and software implementation experience. In addition to his classroom duties, Ecken ensures that the technical operations of Tandem Solution run smoothly and that a high level of satisfaction for all Tandem customers is maintained.

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