Inside Microsoft Power BI Customer Advisory Team with Chris Webb

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This is Chris Webb's story...

Chris Webb is a celebrity in the Power BI world, having been involved in the Microsoft BI world since 1998. He works in the Power BI Customer Advisory team at Microsoft, helping large customers be successful with Power BI. Chris believes the product was perfected when Power BI 2.0 was released, making it a highly successful product. Chris and his team are committed to listening to user feedback and have built many great features in the last two to three years, particularly enterprise features. They have to balance making the tool easy to use and accessible with promoting best practices. 

What You’ll Learn From This Episode
  1. How has Microsoft's Power BI team been able to revolutionize their product and make it successful? 
  2. What strategies can be used to make the transition to Power BI easier for users? 
  3. What techniques can be used to optimize the DAX experience and simplify the use of Power BI?
Key Takeaways

Topics Covered: 

  • 07:42 A Customer-Centered Approach to Power Bi Development 
  • 10:51 Customers’ Most Common Feedback 
  • 13:57 Power Bi Development Team’s Current Challenges 
  • 18:37 DAX and Data Modelling  
  • 23:10 Upcoming Enhancements to Power Bi Data Visualization 
  • 26:54 the Microsoft Classic Solution: Empowering the Partner Ecosystem 
  • 28:53 Insights on Power BI Feature Development 
  • 32:47 Chris Webb’s Career Development (From Blogging to Consultancy to Being Part of Microsoft) 
  • 38:14 Power Bi’s Interesting Position Between Power Platform and Azure Data Platform 
  • 41:46 Exciting Things to Look Forward to in Power BI 
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About The Show

The Analytic Mind podcast provides an opportunity to learn from a diverse range of global data leaders. Hosted by Sam McKay, CEO of Enterprise DNA. Covered will be a range of data and analytics topics keeping you up to date with recent trends, organizational challenges, and opportunities for innovation in this exciting space.