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

Topic:

Deployment and Governance of PowerBI for the Enterprise

Abstract:

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.

Speaker:

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.

Location: 

Webinar (join URL will be sent prior to the event)

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Real World: Where and how the Microsoft Power Platform comes into play

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

Date: Friday April 17th, 2020

Time: 12:00p-1:00p

Topic: Real World: Where and how the Microsoft Power Platform comes into play

The Power Platform, specifically Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow), are increasingly gaining traction in the enterprise yet they’re often misused, unorganized and a nightmare to maintain. And it is time to stop!

In this talk, listen to HMB’s Director of Microsoft Business Solutions, Trey Mayer, discuss our customer’s journey to the cloud using the Microsoft Power Platform. We will discuss the good, the bad, and ugly and fill you in on lesson learned from nearly 100+ Power Platform production solutions. The session will also dive into learning best practices for staying organized, dev->-test->Prod promotion, and Power Platform governance. This session will primarily focus on the Power Apps Canvas Apps option and Power App triggered Power Automate Flows.

Speaker: Trey Mayer, HMB

Trey Mayer, HMB Inc Director of Microsoft Business Solutions, has been working with the Office 365 since the days of BPOS. With experience ranging from SharePoint, Exchange, and now the Modern version of Office 365 including Microsoft Teams, Bots, Planner, Power Automate, Power BI, Power Apps, and more…Trey is always willing to share his POV and lessons learned from nearly 10 years in the real world. Under Mayer’s direction, The Microsoft Business Solutions Practice has numerous engaged clients ranging from Fortune 50, State and Local Governments, Education, Non-Profit, and Private organizations across many different sectors. Mayer is also active in the community as both an organizer – previously Executive Committee and Steering Committee for DogFoodCon in Columbus, OH and CodePaLOUsa in Louisville KY – and a seasoned speaker.

 

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September 2019 – Leveraging PowerApps in Offline Mode

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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.

Location: 

Awesome Inc
348 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507

Agenda:

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

July 2019 – Intro to PowerApps

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NOTE: NEW LOCATION THIS MONTH!

Date: Friday July 19th, 2019

Time: 11:30a-1:00p

Topic: Intro to PowerApps: What, How, Where, Why – A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Started

PowerApps is a suite of apps, services, connectors and data platform that provides a rapid application development environment to build custom apps for your business needs. Using PowerApps, you can quickly build custom business apps that connect to your business data stored either in the underlying data platform or in various online and on-premises data sources (SharePoint, Excel, Office 365, Dynamics 365, SQL Server, and so on).  Join CKYMUG and HMB’s Trey Mayer for an introduction to PowerApps!

Speaker: Trey Mayer

 

Location: 

Lexington Public Library, Central Library (ROOM A)
140 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507

Agenda:

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

NOTE: The Lexington Public Library Parking Garage is accessible from both Main and Vine Streets, and the Library provides two hours of validated parking.  Attendees should have their Lexington Public Library Parking Garage tickets validated at the first floor service desk.