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Webinars for June 20-28: Power BI Security and Introduction to M by Chris Webb

Headshot of article author Charles Sterling

We are pleased to announce that the Power BI team will now be presenting two webinars per week! The first webinar will be held on Tuesdays, and hosted by an industry expert or community leader sharing their knowledge, best practices, and guidance with the world. The second webinar will be held on Thursdays, and will feature members of the Power BI development team talking what we have just released and our upcoming plans. Both webinars will be hosted by Senior Program Manager Charles Sterling.

Let's take a look at what webinars are happening the week of June 20th and beyond:


Introduction to M in Power BI, by Chris Webb

Behind Power BI’s data load and transformation functionality is the M language. In this session you’ll learn what kind of scenarios you’ll need to use the M language, as well as its basic syntax. You’ll also see several practical examples of how to use M in the wild, for example separating connection details from queries to make them easy to update, creating and using functions, handling missing or changed data sources, and calling web services.

When: June 21, 2016 at 1 p.m. PT
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Chris_Webb.jpgChris Webb is a Microsoft MVP and independent consultant on Analysis Services, MDX, Power Pivot, DAX, Power Query, and all things Power BI.  His specialty is complex MDX, Analysis Services cube design and Analysis Services query performance problems. Having written over BI 1000 articles and blog posts and an active speaker at most of the most of the world’s data conferences including SQLBits, the PASS Summit, the PASS BA Conference, SQL Saturdays and user groups Chris is considered one of the foremost experts of Microsoft BI. His company website and blog can be found at


Power BI Security/Administration/Governance

This session will share everything you should know around security and Power BI. We will take a look at how to secure your data using RLS, leverage your on-premises Analysis Services security, share dashboards outside of your organization, and secure the mobile applications with Intune.

Presented by: Jono Luk, Lorrissa Horton, Siva Harinath
When: June 23, 2016 at 10 a.m. PT
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Jono Luk manages the team owning the Power BI Embedded, Publish to Web, and Custom Visualizations platform for the product. Lorissa Horton manages the team owning the Power BI Service, Custom Visuals, AD integration, Commerce, and Q&A. Siva Harinath is a Principal Program Manager in the Microsoft Power BI team, and has co-authored the books Professional Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2005 with MDX, MDX Solutions 2nd edition, Professional Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2008 with MDX, Professional Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel and SharePoint and SQL Server Analysis Services 2012 with MDX and DAX.

We also want to give you a heads up about what will clearly be one of the most popular webinars of the year:


DAX in Power BI: why you need to learn it, by Marco Russo

Arguably the world’s foremost on DAX, Marco Russo will be presenting this not-to-be missed Community Webinar.

When: June 28, 2016 at 9 a.m. PT
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image Marco is a Business Intelligence consultant and mentor. His main activities are related to data warehouse relational and multidimensional design, but he is also involved in the complete development lifecycle of a BI solution. He has particular competence and experience in sectors like financial services (including complex OLAP designs in the banking area), manufacturing, gambling, and commercial distribution. Marco is also an author and, in addition to his BI-related publications, he has authored books about .NET programming. He is also a speaker at international conferences such as TechEd, PASS Summit, SQLRally, and SQLBits. He is the founder of SQLBI.