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Advanced Gateways, Power BI Service, and Architecture - Power BI from Rookie to Rock Star - Auckland Dec 2016

Reza Rad

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (NZDT)

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Jeffrey Weir; Independent Consultant, Wellington, New Zealand

I learned a lot from this course: it gave a great overview of what's possible both right from the UI, and what more awaits if you lift the hood and pimp the engine. It’s incredible to see just how much PowerBI and PowerQuery radically simplify what I would otherwise have to do with many, many lines of complicated VBA code. And Reza is a masterful user of this tool.

Note that Reza covers a lot of ground in this course, and it is pretty fast paced. While you can take a laptop and follow along as Reza takes PowerBI/Powerquery through its paces, for the one-day course my recommendation would be to keep that laptop closed, and simply sit back and watch Reza in action, so you can fully concentrate on just how simple this tool is to use in the right hands as well as think about how you might use the tool to your own ends and ask questions along those lines. You can always purchase the video course (if it’s not already included in your course) and step through the material again at your own pace.

Rob Wilby; Independent Consultant, UK

I must say your “Power BI Essentials” course has been the most comprehensive Power BI course I have found to date and seeing how you work with data especially the little tricks naturally introduced at just the right moments has made this course a pleasure to take.

Martin Catherall – Data Platform MVP, PASS Regional Mentor

I attended Reza’s Power BI pre-con “From Rookie to Rock star” at SQL Saturday Brisbane in May 2016. I was a complete Power BI novice, having only previously accomplished a few very basic things with Power BI. Reza took the group through all the components that make up environment. He explained how they had evolved and took the group through walk-throughs of each one. Reza was great an answering questions from the audience at the event and going into extra detail if necessary. All-in all, I would say that I’m now a very confident Power BI user after attending Reza’s pre-con.

Dan Cheshire, Senior Project Manager Air New Zealand

Reza does not just know Power BI like the back of his hand, he is the most commercially aware BI person I know.  He understands that companies work in the real world and that data isn’t always clean and needs manipulation for it to work and be useful.  When Reza worked on our project, nothing phased or flustered him, he always came up with solutions for problems that seemed to me as insurmountable.  Can’t recommend him enough, invest in Reza as he will not only save you a whole heap of time, but he comes up with long lasting and very powerful Power BI solutions for your business.

Sonia Buckley, Data Analyst at Zoom2u, Sydney, Australia

We have started to use Microsoft Power BI and whilst Microsoft tutorials are helpful, if you are not used to DAX then it is very difficult to get your head around and there is little other resources that don’t cost an arm and a leg.  I had a call with Reza who made my life so much easier in just under an hour!  Any time spent speaking to Reza will be well worth it – I have saved hours of trying to get my head around our dashboards by getting some very useful tips and explanations on why things are done the DAX way!  Not only that but he is very patient and straight forward.  Highly recommended!


Course Details:

This course is module 5 of the Power BI from Rookie to Rock Star course.

In this course, you will learn everything about Power BI Service. Difference of dashboard and Report. Setting up a gateway. Difference of personal and on-premises gateway. You will learn all tips and tricks of configuration and installtion and performance of gateway to connect Power BI on cloud report to on-premises data source and schedule it to refresh. You will also learn about DirectQuery and LiveQuery and difference between these two method. You will learn about architecturing a solution with Power BI considering integration options of Power BI with other applications.You will also learn all tips about sharing and security with best practices. This course will be delivered in lecture style plus hands on lab experiments.


  1. Gateways
    1. What is Gateway?
    2. Two types of Gateway
    3. Personal Gateway; an example
    4. On-premises Gateway; not only for Power BI
  2. On-premises Gateway in Details
    1. Requirements for on-premises gateway
    2. Architecture Flow diagram of the gateway
    3. Installation and Configuration considerations
    4. Install and Configure Gateway example
    5. Data Source Definition in Power BI Service
    6. Schedule Refresh
  3. Gateway Performance
    1. Performance Considerations
    2. Limitations of Gateway
    3. Gateway for SSAS Live data source
  4. DirectQuery
    1. Step beyond 1/10GB Limitation in Power BI
    2. Limitations of DirectQuery
    3. Dashboard and Report considerations for DirectQuery
    4. Performance Consdierations
  5. Live Query
    1. Using SSAS Live data source
    2. Difference of DirectQuery and Live Query
    3. Enterprise Scale architecture
    4. UPN Mapping
    5. Architecture of Gateway and SSAS Live Connection
  6. Power BI Service
    1. Dashboard vs Report
    2. Dashboard Tiles
    3. Data Classification
    4. Power Q&A
    5. Tips and Tricks for Power Q&A
  7. Sharing
    1. Dashboard Sharing
    2. Work Groups in Power BI
    3. Content Packs
    4. Publish to Web
    5. Comparison of all Sharing methods
    6. Sharing Architecture for enterprise
  8. Administration
    1. Admin Portal
    2. Set Power BI Administrator
    3. Tenant Settings
    4. Audit Log
  9. Row Level Security
    1. Row Level Security in Power BI; regardless of Data Source
    2. Row Level Security in SSAS Live Connection
    3. Dynamic Row Level Security
  10. Integration
    1. Analyze in Excel
    2. Power BI Publisher for Excel
    3. Reporting Services and Power BI
    4. Power BI and Power Point
  11. Real-time
    1. REST API of Power BI
    2. Real-time Tiles
    3. Azure Stream Analytics
  12. Architecture
    1. Enterprise Scale
    2. Reporting
    3. Self-Service
    4. Licensing



Instructor: Reza Rad

Our trainer is the world well-known name in the Microsoft BI field. Reza Rad is invited speaker in world’s best and biggest SQL Server and BI conferences such as PASS Summits, PASS Rallys, SQLBits, TechEds, Ignites, and so on.  He is author of books on this topic, and he has more than 15 years’ experience in the Microsoft BI technologies. 10 years of his experience focused on training and consulting to the largest BI teams in the world. He is also Microsoft Certified Trainer for years. He is Microsoft SQL Server MVP (Most Valuable Professional) focused on BI and Data Analysis, He has been awarded MVP from Microsoft because of his dedication and expertise in Microsoft BI technologies. He is author of Power BI online book; from Rookie to Rock Star


Location: Auckland CBD, New Zealand. Exact address; TBD


Cancellation up to 5 weeks before the event: fully refund minus administration fee ($50) and credit-card processing fees (if applicable).

Cancellation from 5 weeks to 2 weeks before the event: 50% cancellation charge, 50% refund

Cancellation from 2 weeks before the event: 100% cancellation charge, 0% refunded.

In case that cancellation happens from RADACAD you will be offered to choose either full refund or transfer to another date.


Transfer fee to another event date* (up to 2 weeks before event): Transfer fee $125

Transfer fee to another event date* (from 2 weeks to 1 day before event): Transfer fee $180

Transfer fee at the day of event*: $250

*transfer can be done only once, and it can be only transferred to another date not later than 6 months from the original event.

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No fee will be refunded for no show.






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Cliftons Auckland
45 Queen Street
Auckland, Auckland 1010
New Zealand

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (NZDT)

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