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Drive, Fly, or Train - Get to Focus 2018

By Delaney Freer posted Apr 16, 2018 04:32 PM


By now you've heard of Focus 2018. Did you realize that by attending you will grow professionally, network with other Power BI users, experts, and Microsoft team members and most importantly, learn how to optimize your use of Power BI through Hands on Labs and deep-dive education? Don't miss out - Register now.

Power BI User Group (PUG) Member Jennifer McGuire is a Business Analyst at Strada Education Network and the Indianapolis User Group Leader. Read her welcome message below:


As a local to the area, I believe Indianapolis is a great location for Focus because Indiana is known for Hoosier hospitality. I think attendees will find Indianapolis to be full of friendly people. A short walk away from the Marriott where Focus is being held are unique restaurants, art displays, museums, and the Cultural Trail.

The Power BI User Group (PUG) community inspires me because everyone is so willing to share their knowledge and expertise to help others succeed. Business Intelligence is an emerging area in many companies, so it's refreshing to have so many experienced BI users willing to share their insights. I also appreciate that PUG offers a forum for community members in all areas of BI programs - administrators, analysts, and business users - to share ideas, lessons learned, success stories, and best practices.

I can’t wait to welcome you to Indianapolis this May 21-22!


Read Jennifer's full welcome here.

Don't miss Conference Academy training 

In addition to Focus take advantage of optional, extra instructor-led classroom training after the conference.

  • Build Custom PowerApps - 1-Day Workshop: Learn first-hand how to leverage Microsoft PowerApps and Flow to extend data from SharePoint, Excel, Dynamics and many more applications to create mobile and web business apps... without writing a line of code. Instructor: Daniel Christian, Microsoft MVP for Business Solutions. Learn more in Daniel's Speaker Spotlight.
  • VSCode and Modern NAV Development - 2-Day Workshop: Enhance your development skills and learn about the new development tool for Dynamics NAV, including how to use VSCode to create your own solution as an extension… without touching standard code. Instructor: Gunnar Gestsson, Microsoft MVP, Microsoft Dynamics NAV Architect
Maximize your ROI by joining one of these cost-effective, hands-on training courses! You are welcome to participate in Academy training even if you don’t plan to attend Focus.

Enjoy what our host city has to offer

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A lineup of only-in-Indy experiences make it a must-visit destination - Condé Nast Traveler even named Indianapolis one of their "Hottest Destinations of 2018". Here's why Indianapolis is an exciting and fitting location for this year's Focus host city:

  • Dining: Indianapolis offers over 300 diverse dining options for all palates and price points. 
  • Nightlife: When the work day is over, Indianapolis comes alive with hundreds of places for good times, good drinks, and good conversation. From happy hour hotspots to late night live music venues, you will find yourself in an activated downtown with endless entertainment and networking options conveniently close by.
  • Location: Known as the Crossroads of America, Indy is within a day’s drive of over half of the country’s population. 

Time to get registered

This is a can't miss training opportunity! Join Jennifer, fellow peers, and experts in Indianapolis!

Register for Focus