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David Dye 
9/17/2014
Introduction to Power Query
By David Dye
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Wednesday, September 17th, 2014, 1:00 PM Eastern


Webcast Overview
 

For years, Microsoft Excel has been the primary tool for report writers and business analyst providing a means to collect, analyze, and present data. In 2010 Microsoft released Power Query (originally called Data Explorer), a free add on to Excel. You can use Power Query to extend Excel's capabilities by providing a way to extract data from a number of different sources and present them natively in Excel or used as a data model. Power Query is now part of the Microsoft Power BI (Business Intelligence) tools to help deliver self-service business intelligence from within Excel and Microsoft SharePoint. This learning event focuses on Power Query and its ability to import data from numerous different sources such as Facebook, web services, and databases and provides information on how you can present the data within Excel and Microsoft Power Pivot.

Learning Objectives:

Each attendee will leave with the knowledge and toolset necessary to:

  1. Connect to different data source including:
    • Web services
    • Facebook
    • SQL
  2. Import data into Excel or a data model
  3. Transform data using Power Query
  4. Use the imported data in a Power Pivot project

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Webcast Structure and Cost

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Laura Lee Rose 
8/29/2014
Resilient Career Choices for IT Professionals
By Laura Lee Rose
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Friday, August 29th, 2014, 12:00 PM Eastern


Webcast Overview
 

This presentation is specifically for professionals who are ready to succeed.

In March of 2014 – I attended the TISQA 2014 Technical Conference. It was a great event and had several tracks discussing the future of the IT industry in general. The unanimous consensus was that IT is changing.

This discussion starts where that conference left off. We’re taking that next step from the future of the IT Industry in general – to your individual career path in IT. If IT is changing, what does that mean for our professional and career advancement in this field? What does our career paths look like? And what do we have to look forward to in advancement and promotion opportunities?

Although test professional examples are used in this presentation; the career strategy and concepts work for developers, business analysts, program managers and many other IT roles.

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Webcast Structure and Cost

Upon registration, you will receive an email with instructions on how to test your system in order to view the webcast, as well as a link that will remain active for the seven-day, on-demand period.

The webcast is completely free.