The Madison SQL Server Users Group (MADPASS) is an official chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server. We are here to support the SQL Server users in the Madison, WI area. We plan to meet on the third Wednesday of every month.

Meetings are always FREE and food is provided. Details about the next meeting can be found below.

In an ongoing attempt to make the content presented useful to our members we start each meeting with a short Q&A session. Unless noted in the meeting notes the schedule for each meeting will be:

5:30 - 5:45 - General Q&A session & Announcements
5:45 - 6:15 - Food &Networking
6:15 - 7:30 - Main Presentation
7:30 -7:45 - Q&A Session / Door Prizes / Wrap-up


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Power BI 2.0 – Deep Dive


5:30 PM - 5:45 PM: Announcements

5:45 PM - 6:15 PM: Dinner & Networking

6:15 PM - 7:45 PM: Main Presentation

7:45 PM - 8:00 PM: Wrap-up

Featured Presentation:

Power BI 2.0 – Deep Dive

Vipul Shah, Business Intelligence Specialist Microsoft

Learn about Power BI Desktop on how to connect-prepare-explore-visualize with variety of data sources including SaaS, Azure data Services, On-Premise SSAS, On-Premise heterogeneous data sources, files, and world’s data. Learn about sharing and collaboration using Power BI Service through highly interactive, easy to design, in-browser, HTML5 Dashboards. 360o view of your business data through single-pane of glass in any browser or in any mobile app – iOS, Android, Windows. Natural Language Query (Q&A) with your data. In-browser report designing with full customization and verity of visualization. In-browser live connectivity to SaaS sources and real-time dashboards with streaming data.

About Vipul:
Vipul Shah works for Microsoft as a Business Intelligence Specialist. With his deep background on BI, Big Data, Cloud platform, and Advanced Analytics He helps enterprise customers with Microsoft technologies for building intelligent cloud solutions. In 16 years of his experience including 9 years at Microsoft Vipul designed, architected, and sold variety of BI/Big Data solutions. He is also very passionate about Enterprise Information Management (EIM) capabilities which includes Master Data Management and Data Governance. Vipul has earned his Master’s degree in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.

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