Announcements

  • Custom Connectors & we’re the Power BI leading pioneers in Panama

    A couple of things have happened within the last few days. In short:

    • We have a new promo video
    • We published 3 Data Stories to the Power BI data stories gallery
    • Our Partner Showcase solution has been approved and published on the official Power BI website

    That’s A LOT of info to digest, but let’s get right into it.

  • Modern Excel & Power BI September FREE Course & we’re now a Microsoft Gold Partner

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    We have some exciting news to share with you guys!

    You’re probably wondering why we haven’t posted in a quite a long time and the reason behind that is that we’re focusing our time and effort to completely take over our local market: Panama.

    I’ve been wanting to do this for a very long time, and finally Powered Solutions is ready to take the big step and deliver training and services to all the businesses in Panama.

    We started operating from Panama in 2013, but our focus until a couple of months ago was the international market with customers all over the world.

    We have a very aggressive plan to reach the top of the Partner ecosystem here in Panama. A clear roadmap of where we want to be, how we’re going to do it and what we plan to do – so if you’re near in Panama, you’ll be hearing more from us pretty soon.

  • Microsoft Certifications Goals– Can a Excel/Power BI guy Achieve this???

    For the past few months I’ve been getting more and more serious about my business and the certifications that I hold.

    So far I’ve been able to accomplish the ones below as an individual:

    MCSA: BI Reporting - Certified 2017Microsoft Certified Trainer 2018-2019

    and just a few weeks ago I was able to have my company (Powered Solutions) attain the Silver Data Analytics Competency:

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    With that in mind, I’ve been thinking about the next steps that I need to take in order to have my company be a Gold Partner and in order to make that happen I need to have enough customer references (those are ready to go!) and I also need to have enough professionals in my organization that have the correct certifications – starting with myself.

    My next goal: Become a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Data Management and Analytics

  • UPDATE: 2nd edition of ‘M is for Data Monkey’

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    As you may already know, Ken Puls and myself wrote a book called ‘M is for Data Monkey’ almost 3 years ago and we’ve been working thoroughly on the 2nd edition of that to keep the content up to date and relevant.

    We’ve got some news to share with you guys about the development of this book and when it’ll arrive to your favorite book store. Before we get into the this, we would like to cover some aspects as to why it has taken us so far to release this book.

  • Notes about the Microsoft Business Applications Summit 2018

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    Last week was a busy week! Had the pleasure of flying over from Panama to the US for the first time and meeting tons of cool people for the very first time. One of them being my partner Ken Puls whom I’ve worked with for the past few years and yes – that was the first time that we actually met in person, how crazy is that?

    Furthermore, that was ALSO the first time that I met Rob Collie who I’ve also worked with for quite a few years!!

    In the event that you want to watch the session “From 0 to [M]ax: M language deep dive’’ that I did at the Summit, you can click on the button below to watch the VOD:

    Watch the VOD of my Session

    I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who attended the event and who reads this blog or watches any of my videos. It is thanks to you that I’m able to do things like these and I hope that you guys enjoyed the event as much as I did.

  • Microsoft Business Applications Summit 2018 – Keynote

    This is going to be a short post with my live onsite notes on the Keynote for the Business Applications Summit 2018. “modern, unified, intelligent and adaptable solution” This probably hints towards AI with the ability for the “system” to provide suggestions on the go so it’s more proactive and adds value. This system will […]

  • Roundup: New Custom Connectors and Videos

    For the past 8 weeks I’ve been focusing in exploring the Power Query Extensibility Model (PBI Custom Connectors) and I can confirm that the possibilities with this extensibility model are incredible.

    About Custom Connectors

    Custom Connectors not only bring new functionality to Power Query (like new data sources), but it also extends current functionality and can make some HUGE quality of life changes and improvements to the way we work with Power Query by creating custom connectors that act as function libraries.

  • Announcements: Power BI Red Carpet Program + New Power Query book is out!

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    Power BI now in Panama!

    Powered Solutions is now part of the Power BI Red Carpet Program

    The Power BI Red Carpet Program is an invitation-only Microsoft Program for a few selected partners worldwide and Powered Solutions has now been nominated, selected and activated as the very first and only Microsoft partner to join this program in Panama. The program helps partners by providing the tools, training, content, and support in order to deliver a successful Power BI based solution and bring data to life.

    This program will enable us to continue delivering the Top Quality service that we provide around Microsoft Business Analytics Technology and to be even add more value to the value-proposition that our solutions can have for our customers.

    If you’re looking for a Microsoft Partner that will help you bring your data to life in Power BI, then contact us at info@poweredsolutions.co for a meeting

    The Book is ready!

    Long overdue! but the book is now available

    The book is finally ready and you can get your copy here. This book follows the same learning path that Ken and I (Miguel) created for the Power Query Workshop, so you can expect some basic to advanced Power Query – there’s something for everyone!

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    Don’t forget to download the supporting files for FREE! Click here to download all of them

    In case you want to take your Power Query experience to the next level, then I’d recommend you sign up for our last Power Query workshop of the year on the 24th of November. Click here for details

  • M is for Data Monkey: put your name in the Book!

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    (You can have your name in one of the pages of our Book!)

    Ken Puls and I are writing a book on Power Query and the M language called ‘M is for Data Monkey and the last piece of the puzzle is to get YOU to be part of this book.

    What we need from you

    We’ll need you to submit the following information via email to info@powerquery.training

    • A copy of your receipt for the pre-order of the book – if you haven’t pre-order it then you can do so here
    • The name that you want to be displayed on the book – for example, it can be Miguel ‘Mike’ Escobar, or something among those lines like Miguel Escobar (PTY507)

    We only have space for a limited amount of names (around 80), so please submit your information as soon as possible!

    The deadline to submit this information is August 14th, 2015 at 23h59m US Eastern time.