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.

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Next Meeting


Best Practices for Impactful Power BI Dashboards


November 4, 2019


6:30 – 8:30 PM ET


Microsoft Office (Alpharetta)
8000 Avalon Boulevard Suite 900
Alpharetta, GA 30009


Power BI is gaining momentum as a preferred tool for dashboards and interactive reports. Let's revisit some best practices for dashboard development, such as:

  • The importance of form and function
  • Facilitating user adoption
  • Mistakes that everyone makes
  • Fast shortcuts for clean reports
  • Hidden settings that are lifesavers
  • Best Power BI updates of 2019
  • Live demo of a fast dashboard build
  • Questions


Andy Lawrence is a senior Power BI consultant at CCG Analytics and the leader of the Tampa Power BI user group. He’s a Florida native and a proud UF Gator (MBA) and USF Bull (MIS). At CCG he provides guidance on data modeling, tabular environments, azure administration, DAX writing, T-SQL and data visualization best practices. All of which he can expand upon if you have questions during his presentation.


CCG specializes in deploying solutions that not only provide value to the business but are adopted by users ensuring accountability of the IT driven system.  Moving beyond reporting, our Business Intelligence solutions support data governance, quality and standardization across the organization and enable stakeholders with tools like predictive analytics, user-defined alerts, data mining, what-if analysis and visually appealing dashboards.

Prototypes with Pizza





Meetings in 2019

Jan 7
Feb 4
Mar 4
Apr 1
May 6
Jun 3
Jul 1
Aug 5
Sep 10
Oct 7
Nov 4
Dec 2



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