Atlanta Business Intelligence Group

Welcome, Atlanta Microsoft Business Intelligence and Power BI Fans!

Meet other local Business Intelligence fans to discuss the Microsoft BI Platform. Unless otherwise announced, we meet on the first Monday of every month. Membership is complimentary but please register at and associate with our group.

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Meeting Agenda
6:30 - 6:45 - Networking
6:45 - 7:00 - Announcements, Prototypes with Pizza
7:00 - 7:15 - Sponsor Presentation
7:15 - 8:15 - Main Presentation
8:15 - 8:30 - Q&A, Swag

Meeting Place
8000 Avalon Boulevard
Suite 900
Alpharetta, GA 300092

Please use the covered parking lot next to Avalon 8000 building. The second gate on the right should be open so you can use the parking space reserved for Microsoft without using an event code. You can also park anywhere else. 

Make sure your wireless adapter is set to dynamically obtain an IP address. Connect to the wireless network MSFTGUEST. Open a browser and navigate to a web site to be redirected to the Captive Portal. The access code will be provided onsite

Discussion Forum
Visit our Atlanta Microsoft Business Intelligence Group discussion forum to connect, learn, and interact with peers.

Next Meeting


Azure Data Lake for First Time Swimmers


February 4, 2019, Monday


6:30 – 8:30 PM ET


Microsoft Office (Alpharetta)

8000 Avalon Boulevard Suite 900
Alpharetta, GA 30009


Data Lake may be the hot new way to store data for reporting, but it can be scary if you've never dealt with one. If you have no idea what a data lake is, have no fear! You will get an intro to the concept of data lake and what scenarios you should be considering it as your platform. From there you’ll get to see how Azure Data Lake Analytics and U-SQL allow developers and data professionals to create compelling analytics with data that previously was difficult to work with.


Samara is a Microsoft Certified Specialist in C#. Working in both web and data, she has experience in a wide variety of technologies including JS, .Net, SQL, Analysis Services, and Power BI. Working with Innovative Architects as a Software Develoment Consultant, she uses that knowledge to plug into whatever part of their system needs additional expertise.


Innovative Architects specializes in solving business problems around business intelligence, data management, e-commerce, portals & collaboration, custom application engineering and business process and integration.

Prototypes with pizza

"Python Fuzzy Wuzzy for Master Data Identity Mapping" by Julie Smith


Meetings in 2019

Jan 7
Feb 4
Mar 4
Apr 1
May 6
Jun 3
Jul 1
Aug 5
Sep 9
Oct 7
Nov 4
Dec 2



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