Redmond SQL Server User Group

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Demystifying Chart Types and Report Design Principles in Power BI


Failing to deliver a well-designed Power BI Report can be a common reporting pitfall. What good is quality data if it is not presented in a way that is meaningful or easily understood? Someone without any prior knowledge should be able to quickly understand a report without explanation and be quickly drawn to the key elements you want them to view. This talk will walk through many elements of bad report design. Learn about visual cues and how certain chart types can convey data more accurately than others. Also, learn about the basic dos and don’ts of report design and layout, using easy-to-learn techniques that bring data to life.


Reid is the founder of Havens Consulting Inc. and is a Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP). He has an extensive background in technology and organizational management, and has obtained a Master's Degree in Organizational Development and Business Analytics. He has experience as a consultant working with many Fortune 50, 100, and 500 companies. Additionally, he teaches Business Intelligence, reporting, and data visualization courses at the University of Washington and other universities. Reid is also an avid content developer. He has authored numerous videos and articles on multiple video platforms and blog sites. He has also developed multiple training curriculums that have been delivered to numerous companies around the world. In addition to corporate trainings, he has also developed college level curriculum for the University of Washington and other universities.

Our Sponsor: Quest Software

Food and drinks are provided.

Here's the agenda for your reference:
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Networking with beverages and snacks
6:00 PM - 6:10 PM User Group updates
6:10 PM - 6:30 PM Sponsor Spotlight & Speaker Introduction
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Featured presentation
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM Q&A and continued networking

Join us on February 12th, 2020 in Microsoft Building 35 Kalaloch
Room. Look for the SQL User Group sign outside the building.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, February 12th. - bring a friend, or three!




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