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Empower your report users with enhanced analytics and customizations

June 4 @ 15:00 - 18:00

Session description

Users often want advanced flexibility when working with Power BI, but struggle getting things behaving the way they want. As a result, many bad practices are built into reports.

This session is for users who design report designers who want to complete complex requirements in the most efficient ways. It highlights how to tailor your reports for advanced customization, giving users the flexibility and personalization they need within Power BI. This is done while avoiding common hacks and poor practices that often plague reports.

In this session, we’ll explore functionality such as dynamic format strings, calculation groups, field parameters, hierarchies, and visual calculations. You’ll discover how to maintain data type integrity for visuals, efficiently manage complex models with dynamic customization. It will also say when not to use them, and the potential issues you could be building into your models.

Upon completing the session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how to use dynamic format strings, calculation groups, field parameters, hierarchies, and visual calculations
  • Understand limitations of these and when to use and not use them
  • How to combine these features to handle complex requirements and give your users astonishing analytical capabilities

Steve Campbell

Sunny BI Training and Consulting, Owner

For my job, I run Sunny BI, a Microsoft data training and consulting firm focused on analytics and reporting.

Outside of this, I love to blog on, present at conferences and webinars, and co-run the Brew City Power Platform user group. It’s a fantastic community and I recommend being a part of it!

Reid Havens

As the founder of Havens Consulting Inc. and a Microsoft MVP, Reid is a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience in technology, organizational management, and business analytics. With a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development and a background in consulting for Fortune 10, 50, and 500 companies, Reid has the knowledge and expertise to help your organization succeed.

In addition to his corporate experience, Reid is also a highly sought-after instructor, teaching Business Intelligence, reporting, and data visualization at the University of Washington and other universities. His passion for education extends beyond the classroom, as he has co-authored the DP-500 Enterprise Azure Analyst certification exam for Microsoft and developed numerous training curriculums delivered to companies around the world.


June 4
15:00 - 18:00
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Steve Campbell
Reid Havens