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Calgary Azure Analytics User Group Meeting | November

November 28, 2023 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm MST

Calgary Azure Analytics User Group is focused on creating a community for Azure Analytics users within Calgary and the surrounding area.

About this Event

Join us on November 28, 2023, at 12:00 pm MST for a Live Stream Event via Microsoft Teams! The purpose of this group is to discuss and keep up with the ever-shifting landscape of the Microsoft Azure analytics stack.


Power BI Dataset Lifecycle Management with pbi-tools | Mathias Thierbach

pbi-tools, the open-source CI/CD and source control tool for Power BI, has had many new features added over the last few months that support enterprise-grade lifecycle management of Power BI (Premium) datasets. The session introduces and demonstrates the latest set of capabilities and puts those in context.

The session will cover:

  • PBIX source control with pbi-tools (and how it related to PBIP and TMDL)
  • Automated deployments of Power BI datasets through CI/CD pipelines
  • A git branching model for team collaboration with the corresponding CI/CD triggers
  • Flexible and selective dataset refreshes as part of pbi-tools deployments
  • Configuring different deployment environments
  • Deploying SQL Database artifcats alongside Power BI datasets

All demos and files used during the session are available in a public GitHub repository.


Mathias Thierbach – Director of pbi-tools.

About the Group

Whether you have a depth of knowledge in a certain area that you want to share or are looking to branch out and learn new aspects of the Azure stack, this is the group for you.

More than learning, the Azure Analytics User Groups is a great place to find professionals in the industry. For those new to the industry (like students), this user group is the easiest and best way to get a good introduction to Azure.

We will discuss the use and direction of tools such as:

  • Azure SQL
  • Azure Synapse (formerly Azure SQL DW)
  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Data Factory
  • Azure Databricks
  • Azure storage
  • Azure DevOps
  • Power BI

The discussion is not limited to these products and will change over time.

Speaker/Sponsorship opportunities

We welcome anyone who wishes to become involved with one of our user groups. From seasoned presenters to those that are just getting started, there are always opportunities to speak at one of our user groups. For sponsors, this is a great chance to get in front of a dedicated audience of data lovers. Email Renata Kalsbeek for more information on these opportunities.

Join the Community on LinkedIn!


Filming and Photography may take place, please read our Notice for Filming and Photography for further information.


November 28, 2023
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm MSTw
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