Learn more about Excel and Power BI from the Data Insights Summit, streaming online March 22-23

Microsoft Data Insights Summit – Redmond’s staple event for everything business data-related, is fast approaching, and the company has taken to the Office blog to talk about the event and how you can attend it at not cost – virtually.

The summit will feature the latest info about Power BI and Excel – two of Microsoft’s mainstays for business data – wrapped in 12 online sessions that will be open to not just business analysts, but anyone interested in the topic. Some highlights include an opening key note from  Microsoft CVP in Business Application, James Phillips, and a session with famed statistician Nate Silver, author of “The Signal and the Noise”. Here’s the full schedule and what you will get to know:

Tuesday, March 22

8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Keynote: Your path to modern BI, delivered by James Phillips
10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Whirlwind tour of Power BI
11 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Shape external data with unprecedented ease and power in Excel
1 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. From hindsight to foresight—machine learning with Excel and Power BI
2 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. Monitor your business using Power BI
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Executive panel led by James Phillips

Wednesday, March 23

8 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. Storytelling with infographics
9 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. Excel and Power BI—better together
10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. Enabling deeper business decisions using Cube formulas and Power Pivot
11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Create impactful reports with Power BI Desktop
1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. Data modeling with Power BI Desktop
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Keynote: Nate Silver, author of “The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail—but Some Don’t”

The live stream of the keynotes and select sections will be available for free viewing at PowerBI.com.

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