George Woods

Information & Communications Technology

Microsoft Power BI Power BI Dataflows power bi desktop power bi premium Power BI Report Server Azure Data Platform Azure Data Factory Azure Synapse Analytics Azure Data & AI Azure SQL Database Azure SQL DB Azure SQL Managed Instance

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

George Woods

Customer Engineer - Azure Data & AI - Global Technical Team at Microsoft

As a Customer Engineer at Microsoft, I train and assist Customers with their Data journey. I specialize in cloud technologies such as Azure Synapse, Power BI, Azure Data Factory and Azure SQL DB, along with the on-premises technologies SQL Server, Analysis Services and Reporting Services. I have trained 1000’s of professionals from a wide variety of industries such as Education, Government, Retail, Healthcare and Commercial in Microsoft Data technologies. Most of my career has been about Data, as an Oracle DBA, SQL Server DBA, Business Intelligence Architect/Developer, and many years ago a SAP Basis Admin.

Current sessions

Power BI tools and Licensing overview

Overview of the different Power BI options such as Power BI Desktop, Power BI Report Builder, Workspaces, Apps, Shared Capacity, Premium and Premium per User


Leverging Paginated Reports

Intro to Paginated Reports


Power BI Consuming and Collaboration

Overview of Power BI Desktop - Saving, Source Control and Connections and Consuming through Service, Mobile, Embedded and Teams


Extra Features in Power Desktop and Power BI Service

Overview of Desktop Features - bookmarks, tooltips, Q and A, Custom Visualizations, Slicer, Drill Through
Overview of Power BI Service Features - Dashboards, Copying Reports


Power BI Connection types - Import, DQ, Live Connection

Benefits and usage of the different Power BI Connection types


Power BI Shared Datasets

Overview, benefits and using Power BI Shared datasets


Reporting Best Practices

Best practices for report design, whether you are using Power BI or another reporting tool.


Power BI Admin

Overview of the Power BI Admin role and tools


Past and future events

SQL Saturday Pittsburgh

Session on Power BI Tools and Checklists
5 Oct 2019
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States