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August 2015 Perth SharePoint User Group Meeting
The Brave New World of Power BI and Hybrid Cloud​

Microsoft Seminar Room, 
Level 3, ENEX 100 ​​
100 St Georges Terrace Perth, ​
WA 6000 
Thursday, July 30, 2015 from 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM (AWST)


For the August 2015 Perth SharePoint User Group Meeting we have Bhavik Merchant from NEC Australia presenting a session covering Power BI and Hybrid Cloud

Its no secret that Microsoft has been accelerating the pace of their development in pretty much every area. The Analytics and Business Intelligence space is no stranger to this, with new platforms, features and tools joining the fray regularly.

With the official launch of the new version of Power BI, we now have a range of options to suit different workloads, user classes and hybrid cloud scenarios. However, there a number of overlapping architectural options each with pros and cons. This can be quite daunting to the uninitiated and even the seasoned practitioner!

This session will walk you through the current landscape and what the new release means for you - whether you have never taken the plunge, or have already deployed solutions and are wondering how to transition. We will be covering a bit of Excel, Office 365, Azure, PowerPivot/Analysis Services, the Power BI Designer and of course the new Power BI cloud service itself. There will be healthy mix of information and practical demonstrations to help you see how it all fits together, what is now possible and what pitfalls exist.

Bhavik Merchant

Bhavik is the Delivery Manager for Analytics, Collaboration and Content at NEC Australia. As such he manages two consulting teams who deliver solutions for performance management and content management across a number of technologies such as Microsoft SQL Server, Tableau, Cognos, TM1, SharePoint, Office 365 and SiteCore. He has over 10 years hands-on experience in the field and his specialty is Business Intelligence where he has a wealth of experience delivering end to end solutions starting way back with SQL 2000 and MOSS 2007. He is also a Microsoft PTSP for Analytics in WA and assists them directly with customer engagements.


A pizza lunch for the event is sponsored by NEC Australia
The venue for the event is sponsored by Microsoft Perth​​



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We meet:

​Once per month (usually on a Thursday) 

​At the following location:

​Microsoft, Level 3, ENEX 100,

100 St Georges Terrace, Perth 


​12:15 pm - 1:15 pm ​