Chris Webb is a member of the Power BI Customer Advisory Team at Microsoft. He specialises in Analysis Services, Power BI, M, MDX and DAX. He is the author of "Power Query for Power BI and Excel" and a co-author of "SQL Server Analysis Services 2012: The BISM Tabular Model",
"Expert Cube Development with SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services", and "MDX Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2005 and Hyperion Essbase"; he also co-authored the white paper "Planning a Power BI Enterprise Deployment". He blogs at
Chris Webb has submitted 2 sessions for SQLBits 2020, although the agenda hasn't been chosen yet. See all submitted sessions.

Pending Sessions

Learn to use Power BI features such as the Key Influencers visual, the Decomposition Tree visual, "explain the increase", "find where distribution is different" and more.
If you're in charge of Power BI in your organisation and you don't know what to do, this session will help you understand what permissions you need, what you should monitor, how to decide if you need Premium, and more.


Previous Sessions

Whats new in AS 2008?
Performance Tuning MDX queries
Using Analysis Services as a data source for Reporting Services reports
This session will show you how to build aggregations in Analysis Services 2008 that are useful for the queries you're actually running
Learn how the Analysis Services cache works, and how you can pre-load it with data to ensure optimal query performance.
Learn to tune Analysis Services 2008 query performance
This session will introduce the basic concepts of the new multidimensional calculation language, DAX, and show how to implement several common calculations in it
Learn about the most frequently made Analysis Services design mistakes, the problems they cause, and how to fix them or not make them in the first place
This session will introduce the concept of scoped assignments in MDX and show how they can be used to solve various calculation problems.
This session explains what the BI Semantic Model in SQL Server Denali is, how it is related to Analysis Services, and provides a brief introduction to the new Tabular model.
This session will cover advanced security topics in the Analysis Services Multidimensional model.
This session looks at the most significant new functionality to be added to SSAS Multidimensional in recent years: support for the DAX language and Power View.
An in-depth session on advanced Power Query functionality and the M language
A fun session showing some amazing things you can do with Power BI
See how to use Power Query to build a detail-level reporting solution
Think you know MDX? This session will show you some advanced, little-known but nonetheless practical tips and tricks for writing complex calculations and making your queries run faster.
Learn to build Analysis Services models in the cloud
Learn to use the M language to load data into the next version of SQL Server Analysis Services Tabular.
Learn how to get the most of your SSAS MD cubes when using Power BI as a front-end
Learn what Azure Analysis Services is, when to use it and how to build Tabular models for it
Learn how dataflows can be used to load data in Power BI.