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, September 15, 2015

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

Introduction to Datazen

Sponsored by Peters & Associates

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Introduction to Datazen

  • In-Person @ 200 E Randolph St Suite 200 Chicago, Illinois, United States (map)
  • 17:30 - 19:00 Central Daylight Time
  • Language: English

Microsoft has been investing heavily in Power BI, but in April Microsoft acquired Datazen.  Datazen provides software used for data visualization.   Datazen’s products provide some of the same data visualization features and functions as Power BI but Power BI and Datazen are very distinct and very different products. 

Tom Jaskula and Andrew Failor from Peters & Associates, a leading Chicago area provider of Microsoft solutions, will talk to the strategic differences between Datazen and Power BI as well as provide a technical deep dive and demonstration into DataZen’s capabilities.

Pizza and beverages will be served at 5:30 and the meeting will start at approximately 5:45.