The Chicago SQL BI User Group is an official PASS chapter focusing on Microsoft's Business Intelligence and the various tools.

Along with the two other existing Chicagoland PASS chapters, our purpose is to help SQL Server and Azure Data Platform professionals connect, learn, and grow through networking opportunities and presentations on Business Intelligence related topics and techniques.

Our group has 700 members with a very diversified levels of experience and backgrounds. We strive to make it easy to ask questions and share knowledge in an open and direct manner.


Next Meeting




Self Service Business Intelligence with a Tool End Users Already Know & Love

  • In-Person @ 200 E Randolph St Suite 200 Chicago, Illinois, United States (map)
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Central Daylight Time
  • Language: English

Your end users want to analyze data in your data warehouse. They want it yesterday and they want to do it themselves so that it's done "right". Welcome PowerPivot, tool that analyzes data from your data warehouse by combining the power of Analysis Services models and your SQL Server Data warehouse within the familiar interface of MS Excel. In this presentation well explore the Analysis Services BI Semantic model & PowerPivot in Excel... Love, Like or hate Excel - Your end users are familiar with it and PowerPivot is the best thing to happen to it in years.

Our speaker this months is Wylie Blanchard. Wylie is a frequent presenter within the PASS community and at SQL Saturdays.

Please note this meeting is starting at 6:00 which is later than the usual time. Also note this meeting is Bring Your Own Dinner because we were not able to find a sponsor this month. If you know any organizations looking to sponsor these our events, please contact Tom at