17 & 18 november 2016
Antwerp (Belgium)

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Steven Renders

Belgium


think about IT
Microsoft Certified Trainer

Steven Renders is a Microsoft Certified Trainer with skills spanning business and technical domains. During the latest years he specialized in Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft SQL Server.

He has more than 15 years of business and technical experience. He provides training and consultancy focused on Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft SQL Server, Business Intelligence Solutions, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services and Database Performance Tuning.

Furthermore, he is also an expert in Microsoft Dynamics NAV on which he has already delivered many training sessions. Steven was an author of some of the official training materials on Dynamics NAV Reporting, SQL Server performance tuning and development.

Steven is the author of the books:

  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009: Professional Reporting
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015: Professional Reporting

and was also a reviewer of the books:

  • Programming Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009
  • Programming Microsoft Dynamics® NAV 2013
  • Implementing Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013

Steven also presented at various Microsoft MSDN and TechNet evenings, conferences, communities, events and the MCT Summit.

In 2011, Steven started his own company, “think about IT”, which is specialized in training and consultancy, helping companies learn, implement, understand and solve complex business requirements related to IT, in Belgium and abroad.

On January 1st, 2016, Steven received the Microsoft® MVP Award. This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others.

Specialties:

  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV
  • SQL Server
  • Business Intelligence & Reporting

Hosted sessions

The Power of Power BI and Dynamics NAV
LEVEL: 300 - Advanced
Room 8

​In this session, Steven will introduce you in the world of Power BI for Dynamics NAV.
You will see what it takes to develop a dashboard in Power BI Desktop. Starting from getting the data out of Dynamics NAV, we will create a data model.
On one hand we will see how to achieve this using Power Query, which we will enhance with measures, calculated columns and tables using DAX. On the other hand we will use OLAP Cubes, connected to Dynamics NAV and other sources, to build the data model.
Based upon this data model we will then create reports that visualize the information, which we will use to create a dashboard. Next we will demonstrate how you can share, consume and refresh the datasets, reports and dashboard.

We will look at the Power BI tool stack from a technical point of view. What are these strange languages meant for: DAX, M and R? How can you connect to Dynamics NAV? What knowledge do I need and how do I get started?
When do I use OLAP Cubes to build a Data Warehouse for Power BI and how does that compare to using ODATA Web Services?

Power-BI - Advanced
Conference Hotel

In this workshop we built further upon the knowledge learned in the introduction workshop. Learn how you prepare your data model depending on the type of analysis and dashboard you want (DAX Design Patterns). Connect to your data source using Power Query (M). Create and share content packs on Power BI.com. Connect Power BI.com to Dynamics NAV and Project Madeira.

Topics

  • Using DAX
    • Creating a Time Dimension
    • DAX Design Patterns

  • Using Power Query
    • Interface
    • Queries
    • The M-language

  • PowerBI.com
    • Connecting PowerBI.com to Dynamics NAV
    • Connecting PowerBI.com to Project Madeira
    • Refresh Data
    • Implement Security

  • Power View and Power BI Desktop
    • Creating stunning dashboards

  • Power Map
    • Visualizing geographical data

The workshop is SOLD OUT!

Prerequisites:

  • Software:
    • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 (W1 demo database) installed and working.
    • Microsoft Office Excel 2016
      • Power View and Power Pivot are available in the Office Professional Plus and Office 365 Professional Plus editions, and in the standalone edition of Excel 2013.

    • Microsoft Power BI Designer

  • Knowledge:
    • Basic knowledge about the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 data model.

Power-BI - Introduction
Conference Hotel

In this workshop Steven will introduce you to the world of Power BI for Dynamics NAV. Learn how you can create stunning dashboards in Excel or the Power BI Designer, so you can find answers to your most important questions using natural language and make decisions based on the right data anytime, anywhere, on any device.

Topics

  • An overview of the Power BI toolset
  • Getting data out of Dynamics NAV
    • ODATA Queries
    • Other options

  • PowerPivot and Power BI Desktop
    • Getting Started
    • Interface

  • Creating queries on PowerPivot and Power BI Desktop
    • Creating the Data Model
    • Filtering
    • Relations

  • Introduction to DAX
    • Power Pivot
    • Power BI Desktop

  • Creating Reports and Dasboards
    • Excel Pivot Tables and Charts
    • Power View
    • Power BI Desktop

The workshop is SOLD OUT!

Prerequisites:

  • Software:
    • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 (W1 demo database) installed and working.
    • Microsoft Office Excel 2016
      • Power View and Power Pivot are available in the Office Professional Plus and Office 365 Professional Plus editions, and in the standalone edition of Excel 2013.

    • Microsoft Power BI Designer

  • Knowledge:
    • Basic knowledge about the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 data model.


Other Speakers

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