Power BI für Dummies – Jetzt erhältlich!

Jetzt ist es soweit – mein erstes Buch – Power BI für Dummies –  ist ab 4. Dezember 2019 bestellbar. Nun ja, es ist nicht nur mein Buch, wir (= Tillmann Eitelberg (t), Oliver Engels (t), Frank Geisler (t) und ich (t)) haben es gemeinsam geschrieben.

Power BI für Dummies - Buch

Wie der Titel vermuten lässt, haben wir eine Einführung in Power BI geschrieben. Vom Power BI Universum über das Datenmodell, dem Power BI Desktop, der Datentransformation mit Power Query, der Erstellung von DAX Formeln für die Kennzahlendefinition, dem Power BI Service und vielem mehr, haben wir die Themen mit zahlreichen Beispielen erklärt.

Ihr könnt Euch nicht vorstellen, wie groß meine Freude war (und ist), als ich das erste gedruckte Buch in meinen Händen halten konnte. Frisch aus der Druckerpresse haben wir dieses gemeinsam am PassCamp 2019 in Seeheim feiern dürfen.

Power BI für Dummies - Autoren

Das Buch ist ab sofort bestellbar – wir würden uns freuen wenn du zu den Lesern gehörst!

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Long time no see!

Hi everyone! May I re-introduce myself back to business 🙂

It’s been a tooooooo long time I’ve not been active on this blog.

Busy times, holiday, summer, projects, work, projects, work, not enough time to blog… but I’ve got the feeling, that this can be changed..

Summer was quite quiet in a conference-sense for me:

  • I attended SQL Saturday Oslo 2019 (2019-08-31)and presented my “The Microsoft Power Platform – What is it?” session. It was my first trip to Norway and we took some days off around the conference and visited the Oslo area.. and we really, really liked it!
  • In the following week, I had the chance be part of the presenter and organizing team of the “Global AI Night Vienna 2019“.  I enjoyed presenting the power of Azure Cognitive Services and show the possibilities of quickly implementing a powerful, AI-powered solution!

In a more organizer way, the summer was full of tasks…

  • I was part of the program selection committee for the Power Platform WorldTour stop in Vienna. The conference is held on two days at the end of October –  so hurry up and register for two days full of sessions plus an optional pre-workshop day!
    If you are interested – Use the code 2019PPWT100VIENNA to save 100$!
  • SQLSaturday Vienna 2020 is on it’s way.. we got more than 180!!! session proposals and we had endless discussions during the selection process… but stay tuned for the (I hope great) agenda!

In a writing way… well .. summer was full of work..

  • but please stay tuned for a separate announcement post for that topic! 🙂

Autumn is getting a “little bit” busier

  • Next week, SQLDays 2019 in Erding will be the first autumn conference stop. I will present a new session “Session Evaluation using PowerPlatform”
  • SQLSaturday Munich 2019 is my next stop. Beautiful city, nice venue and even nicer people …. Join me for my “Hybrid Power BI” session!
  • Next stop – Power Platform World Tour Vienna – I am joining the stage for two session – my introductory, demo-filled session “The Microsoft PowerPlatform – What is it?” and “Hybrid Power BI” (info).

In addition, until the end of the year, I will present and guide six Dashboard in a Day events in all over Austria.

If you are interested, hurry up and register for free! Places are filling up very quickly!
#cubidoOnTour it is!


Happy learning,


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PowerPlatform Session at DataGrillen 2019

Today I had the pleasure to present a session about the Microsoft PowerPlatform at the amazing #DataGrillen event in Lingen (Germany). It was my first time I had the change to come to Lingen and I definitely do not regret it..

Perfectly organized by William Durkin (t) and Ben Weissman (t), we had two nice and enjoyable days at the IT Zentrum Lingen.

As the name of the event implies, there needs to be a Grillparty (and a decent Grillparty needs beer, yes there was beer involved) .. and that happend…. at the end of the first day!

On Friday – 09:15am, first timeslot in the morning – I started my presentation about the #Microsoft #PowerPlatform – describing some of the possibilities YOU can try and work out with #PowerBI, #PowerApps and #MicrosoftFlow!

For those of you that attended my session, thanks for coming by and the cosy vibes.. I really enjoyed my session! If you are interested in the slides, you can download them >>here.

The dates for next years event are already announced: May 28th & 29th 2020! See you hopefully again in Lingen! 

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Hybrid Power BI session at Business Applications Summit 2019

Thanks for attending my Hybrid Power BI session at the #MSBizAppsSummit 2019 in Atlanta. Thanks for getting there so early in the morning (8:15) and for your valuable questions and feedback!

As I promised, I will share the most current slidedeck with you. Please get in touch with me if you want the copy in your inbox!

Happy #PowerBI-ing,


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Slides for my “Introducing Power BI dataflows” session at Intelligent Cloud Conf in Copenhagen

Hi everyone,

Late but here they are – the slides of my Session “Introducing Power BI dataflows” at the Intelligent Cloud Conf in Copenhagen.

I had fun presenting in a huuuuuuuuge cinema room with an even huuuuuuuger IMAX screen.. .

Here is the PDF download of my slides:



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How to rename a Microsoft Flow

Just a reminder for my future-me!

If you ever wanted to rename an existing Microsoft Flow and you found not way of doing it.. here is the solution:


  • Just click into the name of the flow and edit the name! It is just as easy as that! 😉


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SQLKonferenz 2019 – Session zu Power BI Dataflows

Nächste Woche ist es wieder soweit – die SQLKonferenz findet wieder statt. Wieder in Darmstadt, wieder mit drei Tagen voller Sessions!

Dieses Jahr ist ein besonderes Jahr für die PASS Deutschland – wir feiern alle gemeinsam 15 Jahre PASS! Große Party am Mittwoch Abend ist angesagt..

Ich freue mich, dass ich auch heuer wieder eine Session halten darf und zwar über eines der (für mich) aktuell spannensten Themen: Power BI Dataflows


Meine Session findet am Donnerstag (21. Februar) um 11 Uhr statt – ich würde mich über deinen Besuch freuen!

Noch ist es nicht zu spät – Schnell anmelden und wir sehen uns nächste Woche in Darmstadt!



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