We would like to invite you to the 10th-anniversary meeting of Power BI users and data analysis enthusiasts. Our event is dedicated to people working with Power BI technology who are interested in broadening their competencies in this area, as well as those just starting their adventure with BI class systems.

Details of the upcoming event

The next meeting will occur on 29 February at the Cracow School of Economics and Computer Science, located at 17 St. Philip Street. We invite you to the Praga Hall at 18:30.


– 18:30 – 18:40 – Welcoming remarks

– 18:40 – 19:25 – Michal Sadowski – “Introduction to creating reports in Power BI: Best practices and tips”

– 19:25 – 19:45 – Pizza Break

– 19:45 – 20:30 – Adrian Chodkowski – “Direct Query, Import or maybe Direct Lake? Power BI in the age of Microsoft Fabric”

– 20:30 – 21:00 – Surprises and closing ceremony


Michał Sadowski
Trainer and database expert with extensive experience in supporting clients’ architectural decisions, infrastructure reviews and consulting on databases and applications based on Microsoft SQL Server. Leader of the Krakow Data Community group and active speaker at SQL Server-related conferences in Poland and Europe. Daily, he works as a Microsoft Technical Trainer, training customers worldwide on the Microsoft Azure platform. In 2020-2021, selected by Microsoft as MCT Regional Lead and also Microsoft MVP in the Data Platform category.

Session abstract:
This session aims to introduce attendees to the basics of creating reports in Power BI and discuss best practices to consider when doing so. Power BI is a powerful data analytics tool that offers many ways to visualise business data. However, using Power BI effectively requires the proper knowledge and skills.

In this session, participants will be introduced to the world of Power BI, from basic assumptions such as importing data, creating relationships between tables, to data visualisation techniques. Through the lens of practical examples, participants will learn how to effectively create clear and attractive reports that provide valuable information for their organisation.

An essential element of the session will be a discussion of best practices to follow when creating reports in Power BI. We will explore issues such as performance optimisation and data organisation strategies. Attendees will learn how to avoid common mistakes and what steps to take to achieve the best results.

This session is designed for both those new to Power BI who want to gain a solid foundation in report creation, as well as those who already have some experience and want to hone their skills by adapting to best practices.

Adrian Chodkowski
Subject matter expert in data engineering and business analytics. He works every day as a Data Solutions technical lead at Elitmind with a whole range of Microsoft solution tools, both on-premise and in the Azure cloud. He loves to share knowledge and writes a lot on his technology blog seequality.net. Open to various discussions on data-related topics, frequent speaker at dedicated conferences and user groups. Principal organiser and mentor of the first hackathon dedicated to the Microsoft Data platform called SiriusCoding. In the professional field, he is interested in all data processing and storage technologies. Hold numerous certifications such as Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert, Azure Data Engineer or Microsoft Certified Trainer. Personally entertained by rock music and nature, trying to be the best father and husband.

Session abstract:
For most business users and developers, Power BI is first and foremost a great data visualisation tool with a powerful tabular engine ‘underneath’.

However, that is not all!

Power BI can interact brilliantly with other data-processing components, and it can do this with familiar modes like Direct Query and Import, as well as the Direct Lake mode available within Microsoft Fabric. How does all this work? I will try to show this with practical examples enriched with the necessary dose of theory.

Attend the 10th meeting of the Krakow Power BI and MS Fabric User Group

We invite you to register for the event – HERE.