On June 12th we are going to have a big celebration here in Seattle: our second Data Insights Summit. This is THE user conference for Power BI, Excel and whole of the Microsoft Data and Analytics family of offerings. It is not something you’ll want to miss.
Last year we had an amazing event with palpable excitement at the venue. Attendees from all over the world came together to learn from the best in the business and network with each other. In fact, last year we were sold out so rapidly that the biggest complaint we heard was that many of our loyal customers were not able to attend. So, this year we have moved to a larger venue and doubled the capacity. It likely still will not be enough to accommodate everyone who wants to come – so register now.
We are also expanding the topics we will cover and include two brand new products from Microsoft that are closely aligned to Power BI: PowerApps and Microsoft Flow. These are part of the “Power*” suite of products that enable business analysts to rapidly build sophisticated solutions, without writing code. They combine, insights, actions, and automation to deliver complete end-to-end solutions, and are a part of the broader Microsoft Application Platform that works hand-in-glove with Excel and Microsoft Dynamics.
We are finalizing our session listing, our keynote speakers, the hands-on labs, the food, the snacks – all that is missing now is you! Take a few moments and get registered. The Data Insights Summit will be a great use of your time. Not only will you be able to attend a broad range of sessions and expand your Power BI and Excel skills, but you’ll learn what’s coming next.
Building on what many of you told us was one of the highlight of last year, the Power BI and Excel engineering teams will again be all over the conference. We’ll be bussing our engineers over so that you can meet them, ask questions, and get 1:1 help with any problems or questions you have. This “Ask the Experts” portion of the conference was extremely popular last year and you should plan to book your slot for this as soon as possible.
Finally, the Data Insights summit will feature sessions from customers just like you who will share their best practices and lessons learned from deploying Power BI and Excel solutions at scale and for mission critical areas. There really is no substitute for real-world learnings and these sessions provide a wealth of practical knowledge that you can directly leverage and apply to your projects.
Power BI is on a roll. The new Gartner Magic Quadrant, which again puts us in a leadership position, is only the latest in a series of recognitions. But you already know this! And you know that your bet on Power BI has been a great one.
We live by our community and your feedback. Our products are what they are because of what you tell us. We listen to you and want to make sure that you have not only the capabilities you need – but something that you love. These, in every sense, are your products. Come on over to Seattle and celebrate with us, help guide us, and have a look forward to an even more amazing time head.