Other Resources

Here’s the wonderful thing about Power BI: there are a ton of resources out there, for beginners and skilled professionals alike. Here are some of them that I consult.

Blogs:

These are not listed in any particular order, and are in no way an all-inclusive list. These are just the ones I go to regularly. I am sure there are many that I am overlooking. I will update this list as often as I remember to!

Power Pivot Pro

Matt Allington’s Excelerator Blog

Marco Russo’s SQLBI Blog

Chris Webb’s Crossjoin blog

Microsoft’s Power BI ‘official’ blog

Paul Turley’s SQLServerBI blog

Marco Russo and Alberto Russo’s SQLBI blog

User Groups:

Power BI User Group (PUG)
A slight plug here for the Special Interest Group for Business Users. Full disclosure: I help moderate that group so I have an hidden agenda in promoting that SIG!

Be sure to check their site to see if there is a User Group near you, although so many are now virtual that physical location really doesn’t matter any more.

Microsoft’s Power BI User Group

YouTube Channels:

No list of resources would be complete without listing Guy in a Cube. I love them!
Be sure to attend the Live Stream event every Saturday.

And a shout out to Avi Singh’s YouTube channel

I love Ruth Curbal’s blog and her You Tube channel. She’s great.

My latest fave is the The Two Alex You Tube Live Stream. They stream after Guy In a Cube on Saturdays. Not every Saturday, but regularly.

Facebook Groups:

As you would expect there are a number of Facebook groups active in this space.

Talk PowerBI
(Hosted by Avi Singh whose YouTube channel is listed above.)

Global Power BI

Note: I have moved away from Facebook in general for technical topics but it is still worth checking out these two groups.

Podcasts: 

Data Engineering Podcast 
This podcast is focused on the mechanics of managing data. Terms like ETL and data provenance are heavily featured.

I love the BiFocal podcast. These two guys are knowledgeable and connected–a great combination.

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