February 9th, 2022 – Doing Power BI the right way, for Database Developers

Welcome to this month’s meeting!  As a member of Oregon Data Community you are also a member of the PNW Data Community!  All of the local data groups are working together, with each of us taking turns hosting the monthly meeting(s)!!!  Yes, meetings!  We will always have our “evening” meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 4 PM PST, and a second meeting on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 12 PM PST!!

We are now using Teams!   Link will be published closer to the meeting

In order to encourage questions during the presentation, we want people to use the raise hands option in Teams and not talk over each other. Please be mindful of the other attendees!

We will be starting at 4:00 PM PST/7:00 PM EST

Schedule (may be fluid):
4:00 – 4:15 PM – Announcements and other information
4:15 PM – 1st Presentation

Our wonderful sponsors are providing gifts each month!

Title: Doing Power BI The Right Way, for Database Developers


From the perspective of a DBA and database professional, this session will provide prescriptive guidance to plan and build an enterprise BI solution correctly using best practice design. The mindsets of self-service BI and database development are often different, so using common language and a best-of-breed approach is a crucial step for designing futureproof BI solutions, and “doing Power BI the right way”.


Paul (Blog | LinkedIn | Twitter) is a Principal Consultant for 3Cloud Solutions (formerly Pragmatic Works).  He is a Mentor and Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for the Microsoft Data Platform, specializing in BI reporting, data modeling, analytics and data visualization solutions.  He’s an active member of the Business Intelligence and SQL Server community, and Director of the Oregon Data Community PASS chapter & user group.  With deep expertise in Microsoft data platform and business analytics technologies; he has been architecting, managing and developing applications and business intelligence solutions since 1992.  Paul has experience in many industries including healthcare, manufacturing, logistics, education, government, retail, insurance, finance, software, technology, entertainment and communications.

Paul has developed database, BI and reporting solutions for many large and small organizations throughout the world.  His expertise has included project lifecycle management, database modeling and design using every SQL Server versions since 6.0, application integration, and enterprise BI solutions using SQL Server Reporting Services, Integration Services, Analysis Services and Power BI.  He teaches, develops training courseware, speaks at industry conferences and has authored and co-authored several technical books.  He speaks at several Microsoft technology conferences and events and has presented at the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) global summit since 2004.

Paul is a 2021 FastTrack Recognized Solution Architect.  He has been a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) since 1996 and holds the current MCSE certification for Data Platform and BI.  Prior certifications include: MCTS and MCITP for SQL Server BI, Solution Developer (MCSD), database administration (MCDBA) and project management methodologies (MSF & IT Project+.)

Here’s Paul!!


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