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 last 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


Understanding Power BI Dataflows


December 3, 2018,Monday


6:30 – 8:30 PM ET


Microsoft Office (Alpharetta)

8000 Avalon Boulevard Suite 900
Alpharetta, GA 30009


If you're a business user, you might know about Microsoft Flow. If you're a BI pro, you might have used the SSIS Control Flow and Data Flow. But do you know about the Power BI dataflow? Data preparation is often the most labor-intensive component of an analytics project and getting this right is vital if the results are to be accurate. While the growth of self-service BI has empowered users to answer important questions, ensuring well managed data is available to all employees remains one of businesses biggest challenges. Requiring no additional cost, dataflows are a building block of the Power BI ecosystem, providing a no-code/low-code approach using Power Query to create curated datasets that can be easily consumed by business analysts. Attend this presentation and you'll learn:
  • How to stage data with dataflows
  • How dataflows can be used to create curated datasets
  • How dataflows can be created with the click of a button, ingesting data from many well knows SAAS solution, such as Dynamics and Salesforce
  • More advanced integration scenarios with Power BI Premium


Through his Atlanta-based company Prologika (, a Microsoft Gold Partner in Data Analytics, Teo Lachev helps organizations make sense of their most valuable asset: their data. His strategy formulation, trusted advisory and mentoring, design and implementation services empower clients to apply effectively data analytics in order to understand, improve, and transform their business processes. Teo has authored and co-authored several bestselling books on organizational and self-service data analytics, and he has been leading the Atlanta Microsoft BI and Power BI group since he founded it in 2010. Teo has been a Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP) Data Platform since 2004.



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Prototypes with Pizza



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