I was in Seattle, USA in the last week of July participating in the Microsoft Business Applications Summit (MBAS). I love attending conferences like this and it was a privilege to present on a few topics over 3 days.
Evaluation contexts in Power BI DAX
One of the presentations I gave was on the topic “Evaluation contexts in Power BI/DAX“.
For those who missed the session, unfortunately the recording is no longer available, however I have a similar talk that was presented at the Microsoft Data Insights Summit in 2017. If you’d like to read more about my MDIS Presentations, check out my post from June 2017.
DAX as a Query Language
As part of my visit to the USA, I was invited to attend the Pacific Northwest Power BI Symposium organised by Portland user group. In the symposium I presented on the topic “DAX as a Query Language“.
In this session, I introduced the topic and showed how one can use DAX Studio to connect to a data model. Once connected, DAX studio can be used to write queries over the tabular data model to start to interrogate the data itself (as opposed to simply aggregating the values into a pivot table or a Power BI report). The learning can then be used to write more complex DAX measures or alternatively it can be used to extract tabular data directly into a table for further analysis.
The session was live-streamed on YouTube, but for those who missed to view the presentation, it is available here.