Power BI or Power Apps
for Access developers

If you missed the DevCon workshop dates in 2021 and are interested in a workshop,
you can sign up for the list of interested parties without obligation.
If there are enough interested parties, we will send a proposed date.

Power BI Ynte Jan Kuindersma, bird, Haren, The Netherlands

What is Power BI?

Power BI is a collection of software services, apps, and connectors that work together to turn your data into coherent, visually immersive, and interactive insights.
Your data may be Access, or a collection of cloud-based and on-premises hybrid data warehouses. Power BI lets you easily connect to your data sources, visualize and discover what's important, and share that with anyone or everyone you want.
(Free variation on: What is Power BI? - Power BI | Microsoft Docs)

For Access developers, learning Power Bi may open new doors to new business. Many companies are looking for support while implementing Power BI.

The Workshop

This is a one day Power BI workshop for MS Access users who begin their adventure with Microsoft Power BI. After completion of this day you will be able to

import and transform data from various sources
build an efficient data model, calculate some basic DAX measures
create interactive visualizations
publish your reports to Power BI service

Some keywords regarding the workshop: Power Query, ETL, Star schema, Sameperiodlastyear, Previousmonth, Calculate, Filter Context, Slicer, Matrix, Bing Maps, Waterfall, Conditional formatting, Licensing, Workspaces and App. The workshop language is Dutch-English.

We will visualize the mother of all MS Access databases: Northwind. The workshop will be online, without a paper book. A number of useful links will be provided for further exploration of the wide world of Power BI. The Power BI community offers so much content to enjoy!

The cost for this workshop of 6-7 hours is 240,- Euro incl. all taxes. Minimum number of participants per date is 4 (maximum 10).

 The Trainer

Ynte Jan Kuindersma has a wide experience in database related topics.
He is a long term Access & SQL Server developer.

As Power BI emerged some years ago, he dived into it right away.
He is a experienced Power BI trainer and consultant now.

Being a developer, Ynte Jan will focus on the technical & database side of Power BI.
He will not come up with stunning designs, but will show you some examples of others.

Power Apps for Access developers  Karl Donaubauer, donkarl, Vienna, Austria

What is Power Apps?

Power Apps is a suite of apps, services, connectors and data platform that provides a rapid application development environment to build custom apps for your business needs. Using Power Apps, you can quickly build custom business apps that connect to your business data stored either in the underlying data platform (Microsoft Dataverse) or in various online and on-premises data sources (SharePoint, Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, SQL Server, and so on). (quoted from What is  Power Apps? Microsoft Docs)

For Access developers, learning Power Apps means expanding their RAD toolbox to include mobile and online environments and devices. In particular, there is a large market longing for hybrid applications with rich Access frontend and light Power Apps frontend that share a common backend.

The Workshop

This is a one day workshop for Access developers who want to start with Power Apps or have some basic knowledge and want to progress. The workshop will take place online in Microsoft Teams. After completion of this day you will be able to

  Provide and handle data sources for and in Power Apps (in the workshop we will use Sharepoint)
  Customize the 3 screen apps automatically created by Power Apps
  Create your own screens, forms, controls and functionality from scratch
  Extend apps with advanced business features like barcode/QR code reading
  Share and deploy your app to mobile devices

The cost for this workshop of 6-7 hours is 240,- Euro incl. all taxes. Minimum number of participants per date is 4 (maximum 10).

The Trainer

Karl Donaubauer is an Access developer and MVP since the ninetees.

Since he's been heavily involved with Power Apps, he's had his hands full
equipping his many existing Access customers with the long-requested mobile apps
that finally make parts of their data available everywhere.

He has given a number of Power Apps presentations and workshops for Access developers.