This week, the Burningsuit team were delighted to attend the Microsoft Business Applications Summit which took place in Atlanta, Georgia. The summit featured many insightful talks, training sessions and updates about the Power BI platform.
Keep an eye out for our next blog post that will be an in-depth look at the two day event and everything that we experienced and learnt.
For now, discover why this summit is so important for our industry and our main highlight from the trip.
Who attends the summit?
This summit is one of the key events in the Microsoft Business Applications community and is full of professionals from all types of businesses, whether it be trainers like ourselves, or businesses who use a range of applications to aid the day to day running of their business.
It is designed to connect the community from all across the globe to discuss and share ideas and strategies. There are opportunities to speak to experts, technicians and engineers to find out all of the answers to your burning questions.
The most important part of the summit is all of the keynote training sessions and talks that happen over the course of the two days. These talks include demonstrations, insights into the upcoming landscape of the platforms, and workshops. They cover the full range of the Microsoft Business Applications, including:
- Dynamics 365
- Power BI
- Microsoft Flow
With over 200 sessions across the weekend, this event is the place to be for any Microsoft professional looking to improve their knowledge and connect with others in the industry.
The ‘Roadmap’ session
One of the most important talks of the weekend is the “Microsoft Power BI: The Future of Modern BI – Roadmap and Vision” session. This session covers everything that is new in Power BI, the latest updates and what is coming to the platform in the next year.
The ‘Roadmap’ is required viewing for anyone who’s interested in Power BI and want to know about Microsoft’s plans for the software moving forward. Those attending this session really get an insight into the vision for the platform and it gives trainers such as us the opportunity to keep all of our courses up to date and at the cutting edge of the industry.
Whilst attending the talk, we were pleasantly surprised and honoured to have been included in the session! During the talk the team thanked the Power BI community who have helped to support, promote and direct the product, and our photo was included in this montage. We are incredibly proud to have been recognised by Microsoft as industry experts and leaders in Power BI.
All of the sessions are now available online for those to watch, learn and enjoy. If you would like to watch the ‘Roadmap’ session, you can do so here. Keep an eye out around the 6 minute mark, where you will be able to spot our selfie of us travelling to the summit, shown on the left hand side!
Discover our range of training courses
At Burningsuit, we have years of experience and knowledge in Power BI and a range of other Microsoft Applications such as Excel and Power Apps and Flow. As Microsoft Power BI Champions, we get all of the information about the latest updates to the platforms ahead of the curve, which allows us to create the most up to date training courses to help businesses utilise the platforms effectively and efficiently.
If you would like to find out more about our cutting edge training courses, please give our team a call on 0800 0199 746 where we would be happy to discuss your requirements.