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Deep Dive into Power BI Source Control

June 3 @ 12:00 - 15:00

Session description

2023 has brought significant new capabilities to Power BI for source control and deployment automation – Developer Mode, TMDL, and Fabric Git Integration, to name a few. Features many Pro users have been demanding for years.

With further extensions to those technologies planned for early 2024, this session is your opportunity to learn about the current state of source control for Power BI in a deep-dive workshop.

The session will focus on professional development patterns in a collaborative environment. It will explain and show how all the latest Pro Dev features in Power BI can be utilized to set up practical team development workflows.

Furthermore, attendees will understand where Microsoft’s tooling still has gaps, and how external tools can be brought in to help.

Mathias Thierbach

In 2015, after having spent over ten years as a Software Developer and Architect with Microsoft technologies, Mathias Thierbach moved into the Microsoft BI space. He soon landed on Power BI, but also realized quickly that the development and engineering tools and practices were nothing like the ones well established in software development. This is how pbi-tools started as a project, the only complete source control solution for Power BI.

During seven years of leading a data management team at YouGov, he experienced the benefits of those efforts every day. Having open sourced the project in fall of 2021, Mathias spends a lot of his free time bringing source control and DevOps practices to the wider Power BI community now.

In addition to his open source engagements, Mathias cares deeply about his role as an enterprise technology leader. Like many, once having started as a single contributor technologist, he had to pivot significantly when he moved into a manager role, responsible for building, stabilizing and growing a team of data engineers, analysts and architects. Mathias is now passionately sharing the many experiences and learnings that came out of that journey with the community.

Gabi Münster

Gabi Münster (she / her) started working with SQL Server technologies in 2005. After some short excursions into Web Application development and a long and inspiring time as a BI consultant / Data architect at oh22data AG (including experiencing being a Data Platform MVP), she joined Microsoft as a Senior Program Manager at the Fabric CAT team in March 2022.

She speaks at regional chapter meetings, national and international conferences. Since 2016 she also supports a regional chapter as co-lead.

Apart from BI topics she also supports Diversity topics.


June 3
12:00 - 15:00
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Mathias Thierbach
Gabi Münster