User Groups

Growing analytics in the community

Our desire to grow the data analytics space in Western Canada is why we run local user groups for the Microsoft Power Platform (Power BI, Power Automate, Power Apps, and Power Virtual Agents) and Azure Analytics User Groups in Calgary and Edmonton. 

With constant updates and an incredibly diverse ecosystem, the Microsoft Suite of Products is always offering new and interesting information. 

The purpose of these groups is to help users keep up to date, as well as the chance to learn and collaborate with other industry professionals and develop your network. Currently, our groups meet virtually over Microsoft Teams. We will continue to update the community as to when in-person or hybrid events might be possible.

Calgary Power Platform User Group

Our Power Platform User Group is where local users and internationally recognized Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) speak and learn about the latest trends.

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

This group includes discussions on:

  • Power BI
  • PowerApps
  • Power Automate
  • Power Virtual Agents
  • Dataverse

Join the group on these platforms:

Azure Analytics User Group

Our Azure Analytics User groups are strongly supported by Microsoft. This relationship gives members intimate access to industry leaders in the Azure Analytics space.

During meetings, members can easily interact and ask questions with other professionals and stay current on the ever-shifting landscape of the Microsoft Azure analytics stack.

This group includes discussions on:

  • Azure SQL
  • Azure Synapse (formerly Azure SQL DW)
  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Azure DevOps
  • Azure Databricks

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How to Get Involved

You can become involved by joining a group’s LinkedIn page which will keep you informed of event dates and other opportunities. 

There is always an opportunity to speak at or sponsor a user group. Meetings are typically held every once a quarter, please send us a message if you are interested in participating with one of the user groups. We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting!


Past Events

Azure Analytics User Group | June
The last Azure Analytics User Group was in June 2022. We had guest speaker James Serra of Microsoft come on to speak on the difference between Data Lakehouse, Data Mesh, and Data Fabric. Click below to view the session!
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Power Platform User Group | May
In May of 2022, we hosted our last Power Platform User Group meeting before we break for the fall. This meeting we were joined by Nalini Mehta from Microsoft to present on Business Transformation Ideas With Low Code Power Platform. As well, Iteration Insights Analytics Consultant, Diana Arciniega walked through her blog on Multiple Linear Regression in Power BI. Click below to watch the meeting.
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Azure Analytics User Group | March
During the March Azure Analytics User Group meeting, we had speakers to talk about governance and Synapse Serverless. Jarid Mckenzie, Lead Analytics Architect for Iteration Insights, broke down Azure Synpase Serverless. The group was also joined by Greg Mardon from Microsoft to speak on Azure Purview. Click below to watch the meeting.
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