The Chicago SQL BI User Group is an official PASS chapter focusing on Microsoft's Business Intelligence and the various tools.

Along with the two other existing Chicagoland PASS chapters, our purpose is to help SQL Server professionals connect, learn, and grow through networking opportunities and presentations on Business IntelligenceI-related topics and techniques.

Our group has over 300 members with a very diversified levels of experience and backgrounds. We strive to make it easy to ask questions and share knowledge in an open and direct manner.


5:30 Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Microsoft Technology Center - 200 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601

Analyzing CRM Data with Power BI

Sponsored by Planet Technologies

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To make an impact with their audiences, businesses need to be able to take the mountains of data they generate and glean timely and efficient insights from them — but with overloaded IT departments and other obstacles like budgets and security, this is easier said than done. Self-service BI tools can help by allowing companies to make better use of this previously unused data. In this demo we will look at the features that make Power BI an excellent tool for implementing self-service BI. We will demonstrate the powerful visualizations and features available in a Power BI dashboard, including Natural Language query, retrieving data from various sources, and the drill down experience. In particular we will look at leveraging the data contained in CRM to gain insights into how your business is servicing your customers.


Dan Clark has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry with an emphasis in Microsoft Business Intelligence and .NET programming.  He has extensive knowledge in business intelligence architecture and development, database architecture and design, and object-oriented programming analysis and design. Dan is a regular speaker at various user groups and conferences. He has also authored several books covering BI and .NET development. He is a Sr. BI consultant for Planet Technologies and can be reached at

Pizza will arrive at 5:30, we'll start the meeting around 5:45.

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