16 & 17 november 2017
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

Bring Your Dynamics NAV Data to Life with Power BI
LEVEL: 200 - Intermediate
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In this workshop, lead by Steven Renders, you will learn how you can create stunning dashboards with the Power BI toolset.

Using a hands-on approach, you will get an overview of the Power BI toolset and how to apply it to create stunning dashboards that not only bring your data to life but also learn from it.

At the end, you will have the skills so you can turbo-charge your reporting capabilities with Dynamics NAV and Power BI.

Topics

  • How Do I Get Started?
  • The Power BI Toolset
  • How to prepare your data model depending on the type of analysis and dashboard you want (DAX Design Patterns).
  • Real-world examples how Power BI provides insight to move forward.
  • Use and visualize your Dynamics data.
  • Real-world Examples
  • Tips and Tricks

Prerequisites:

  • Software:
    • Latest version of Dynamics NAV (W1 demo database) installed and working.
    • Office Excel 2016, Professional Plus or Office 365 Professional Plus edition.
    • Power BI Desktop

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

Workshop date: Tuesday 14 November or Wednesday 15 November. This is a one day workshop.


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