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2015 Amsterdam Excel Summit

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How it all Started

For the 2013 MVP Summit, many of the European Excel MVPs did not travel to Redmond. So, several of the decided to get together in Amsterdam, the home of Ron de Bruin http://www.rondebruin.nl/  In truth, it was in Amsterdam as a ploy to get Ron de Bruin to an Excel Meeting 🙂

Enter Tony DeJonker who suggested that the 20 or so Excel MVPs that will be at the meeting should deliver content to the public.  This was in 2014… and the Summit was born.

2015 Amsterdam Excel Summit Program

Day 1

Keynote
The world [of Office] is changing…

  • Yigal Edery, Microsoft, Principal Group Program Manager, Office BI
  • Eli Schwartz, Microsoft, Senior Lead Program Manager

Sessions

  • One app to rule your data: An introduction to Power Query. – Ken Puls
  • GetPivotData – Roger Govier
  • M is for Data Monkey: Simple tweaks for major effects –Ken Puls
  • Practices that make working with Excel charts less painful – Jon Peltier
  • How to make your Excel Power pivot model professional. – Henk Vlootman
  • Working With Multiple Criteria – Liam Bastick

Day 2

Keynote
Business Intelligence in Excel vNext

  • Yigal Edery, Microsoft, Principal Group Program Manager, Office BI
  • Eli Schwartz, Microsoft, Senior Lead Program Manager

Sessions

  • Optimizing your Power Pivot models using Power Query (and other performance tips) – Ken Puls
  • Making chart types that Excel didn’t know about- Jon Peltier
  • Making your VBA UDFs efficient – Charles Williams
  • Avoiding common mistakes in valuations modeling – Liam Bastick
  • Slicers and timelines and their use in Pivot Tables and Tables – Roger Govier
  • Checking your Excel spreadsheets – Liam Bastick

What’s next?

Click here to check out the Summit in more detail.  Register for the Amsterdam Excel Summit.  Afterwards, come back here and tell us about your experience.  We’d love to hear about it.


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