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Come See Me at Dynamics Con: The Power of Power BI

About Dynamics Con

Wow, it’s amazing to think about how long it’s been since I attended an in person conference. It hasn’t ACTUALLY been that long but for someone who is used to attending 6 a year, it feels like forever… and I miss it, a lot!

Like many things, conferences are moving more and more virtual. It’s not the same, but it’s better than nothing, and I happen to particularly like this brand new format and virtual conference, Dynamics Con. It’s a Dynamics 365 virtual conference we 3 cool components:

  1. It’s 100% Free
  2. Sessions are voted on by attendees, top sessions make the cut
  3. Proceeds benefit #COVID19 Relief

It’s the inaugural year for the event and I think it is off to a great start and I am happy to participate… but I need your help!!

PLEASE REGISTER AND VOTE!! 🙂 It’s free, 100%!!!

About my session: The POWER of Power BI

This is THE session to get you started with Power BI. We will cover Power Query and the Power BI Desktop. It’s an intro, but at the right pace, and preparing you for the next step on your journey.

Session Description:

So you have data… and a vision for how you can use it to make quick, impactful decisions… but DRAT… you don’t know where to begin your PBI journey… look no further! During this POWERFUL intro to the most impactful part of Power BI, we will perform a walk-through of Power Query and the Power BI desktop application. How do I connect to data? How do I clean my data? How do I combine my data? And OH, how to take that data, and turn it into a bat signal… I mean, Business Intelligence! This session will get you started on your superpower journey… come join us!! New LifeHacks channel… new LifeHacks time… same great content!

Please Register and Vote

As I mentioned, this event is 100% Virtual and 100% Free… but you need to register and vote! Check it out here and I will see you there!

Thanks for reading!

Shawn Dorward

Microsoft MVP, Business Applications

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Come See Me at Summit 2019: Intro to Power Query

About My Session: Intro to Power Query (PBIUG)

One of my sessions, sponsored by the Power BI User Group, will focus on an Introduction to Power Query. Power Query is the back engine in Power BI. Knowing Power Query is critical to building Power BI dashboards.

Track: Measure – User Development | Power Platform

Wednesday, October 16, 20194:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Introduction to Power Query and Data Preparation

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Come See Me at Summit 2019 #UserGroupSummit

Are you attending Summit 2019 in Orlando Flordia? I am! For more information on this event, my sessions, and why it is a MUST attend event for end users, please checkout the information below!

About User Group Summit

User Group Summit is an annual conference for all things relating to Microsoft Business Applications and the Microsoft Power Platform.

This years event is going to be HUGE! With so much to learn, it’s no doubt the best place for end users to sharpen their skills! Sessions are built from introduction to expert and every step in between! In just 3 short days, you can go from zero to hero and it’s certainly a MUST attend for end users!

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Come hear me during Summit Australia!

Summit Australia 2019 is just around the corner! This event held ‘down under’ provides top notch content for all things Microsoft Business Applications!

The event will be held at the Crown Promenade Melbourne from August 21, 2019 through August 23rd, 2019!

Why you should attend?

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Join Me for a Webinar: Power Query in Power BI

Join me for a free webinar hosted by PBIUserGroup (PBIUserGroup.com) on April 16th, 2019 @ 12:00pm eastern!

Power Query in Power BI


Data in the real world is messy, never available in the exact form that users need for their analysis or reports. Data Analysts need to spend a significant amount of their time working on data preparation, before the data is ready to be visualized.

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Come see me at Vision 2019! A Dynamics User Conference Charlotte, NC

Vision is an annual user conference held in Charlotte, NC by InterDyn Artis.
It is a two day conference PACKED with content!  This years event covers Dynamics GP, Dynamics CRM, Business Central/NAV and related MS Office products.
It’s a TWO DAY event filled with TONS of learning and networking!  (Oh, and door prizes!!!)
Come join us on April 23rd and 24th, 2019 at the Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte, NC to learn, network and have a great time!  Click here for more details about the event.
Below is a list of the sessions that I will be presenting, come see me!!
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