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Microsoft Power BI Dashboards Step by Step – By Microsoft Press

Microsoft Power BI Dashboards Step by Step guides you through creating world-class business analysis dashboards that integrate today’s most widely-used data sources, using any of Microsoft’s Power BI platforms, including the new Power BI Premium. Author Errin O’Connor has worked with 70+ Fortune® 500 companies and led 450+ Power BI engagements: he is singularly well-qualified to guide you through successfully designing, architecting, and implementing Power BI in your organization. Using real-world examples and success stories, this full-color, hands-on guide walks through the key decisions analysts and developers need to make upfront, and introduces all the concepts, skills, and techniques you’ll need to achieve your goals

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EPC GROUP'S POWER BI DASHBOARDS VIA MICROSOFT PRESS +

  • Aggregating data and data elements from numerous internal and external data sources
  • Building rich, live dashboards to monitor crucial data from across your organization
  • Developing dynamic visualizations, including charts, maps, graphs, and more
  • Creating stunning interactive reports
  • Driving user adoption through effective training
  • Taking full advantage of Microsoft’s powerful new Power BI Premium

 

Whether you’re new to Power BI or you’ve already built Power BI dashboards, O’Connor supports you throughout your entire data journey, as you bring raw data to life through dynamic visualizations that deliver actionable intelligence for your entire organization.

SharePoint 2013 Field Guide: Advice From The Consulting Trenches – By SAMS Publishing | Pearson

Get a team of senior-level SharePoint consultants by your side, helping you optimize your success throughout your entire SharePoint 2013 / Office 365 SharePoint Online initiative!

SharePoint 2013 Field Guide: Advice From the Consulting Trenches reveals how world-class consultants approach, plan, implement and deploy SharePoint 2013 and Office 365’s SharePoint Online to ensure its long-term success. This real-world guide covers every phase and element of the process drawing from the success of EPC Group’s 1000+ SharePoint and Office 365 deployments.

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EPC GROUP'S NEW BOOK COVERING SHAREPOINT 2013/O365 +

  • Initial "whiteboarding" of potential overall solutions
  • Consideration of existing infrastructure, including older versions of SharePoint
  • Developing roadmaps, architectures, security, compliance, and detailed, step-by-step implementation plans
  • Best Practices covering SharePoint 2013 On-Premise as well as Office 365's SharePoint Online Successfully executing your SharePoint / Office 365 implementation plan, testing, and “going live”
  • Proven strategies around the "public, private, and hybrid cloud"  for SharePoint 2016 and Office 365's SharePoint Online

Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 – Inside Out – By Microsoft Press

Dive in to Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 and learn how to connect and empower your users. This in-depth reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips and workarounds in a supremely organized format. Discover how the experts tackle SharePoint Foundation 2010 and challenge yourself! Build team sites with no-code solutions, modify and share content with SharePoint lists and libraries. Learn how to development and implement governance policies to plan SharePoint’s site structure and how to design custom SharePoint solutions using the .NET framework.

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EPC GROUP'S SHAREPOINT 2010 BOOK VIA MICROSOFT PRESS +

  • Build communities that empower people to work together in new ways
  • Simplify information sharing, make team collaboration more efficient
  • Create sites for employees, partners, and customers to collaborate securely
  • Direct the entire content lifecycle from creation to disposition
  • Use SharePoint Search to find people and information anywhere
  • Customize site appearance with cascading style sheets
  • Use SharePoint Foundation with other products, including Excel Services, and Microsoft Visual Studio Team System

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 – Inside Out – By Microsoft Press

Learn everything you need to know for working with Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services Version 3.0–from the inside out! This book packs hundreds of time-saving solutions, troubleshooting tips and workarounds for using Windows SharePoint Services–all in concise, fast answer format. This information-packed complete reference shows you how to get the most out of Windows SharePoint Services. You will learn how to simplify information sharing, make team collaboration more efficient and improve your personal productivity. You’ll discover how to design workflows and projects for SharePoint sites, manage design teams and source control and use cascading style sheets to control site appearance. You’ll get to explore new features for using Windows SharePoint Services with blogs, RSS and wikis. You’ll even learn how to use Windows SharePoint Services with other products, including Microsoft Office Excel Services, Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System.

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EPC GROUP'S SHAREPOINT 2007 BOOK VIA MICROSOFT PRESS +

  • Makes hundreds of tips, tricks, and workarounds easy to find and apply with the award-winning Inside Out format
  • Drills into the features and functions in Windows SharePoint
  • Services, delivering comprehensive details--but no fluff--in a single volume
  • Interactive companion CD with CBT's from EPC Group, tools, eBooks, and more

MESSAGE FROM OUR FOUNDER & CHIEF ARCHITECT

ERRIN O’CONNOR

Errin founded EPC Group over 21 years ago and is EPC Group’s Chief Technology Architect. Several years ago, Errin brought in an executive management staff to run the day-to-day company operations so that he could focus on his true passion of implementing technologies that are true game changers for EPC Group clients.

This allows Errin to lead many of EPC Group’s key initiatives each year. On many EPC Group projects Errin is the overall Lead Architect and Project Champion responsible for architecting and implementing the exact business and functional requirements for clients. He works closely with each key stakeholder to ensure that the projects are meeting their stated objectives and timelines.

A frequent speaker at Microsoft Azure, SharePoint, Office 365 and Power BI conferences and events, Errin is also the author of 4 Microsoft Press books. His focus is to deliver world class IT services leveraging his ability to provide scalable enterprise level solutions combined with the operational experience to execute those solutions effectively.

He has led enterprise engagements for NASA, PepsiCo, Northrop Grumman, United Airlines, Ford, Novartis, AT&T, the Federal Reserve Bank, the Department of Justice, Nike, the U.S. Department of State, the United States Air Force, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Alcoa, Kofax and Lexmark to name a few past clients.

Career Highlights:

  • 4-Time Microsoft Press Best Selling Author on Power BI, SharePoint and Office 365
  • Led the Microsoft Technology Integration Efforts for the United Airlines and Continental Airlines Merger
  • Implemented the eDiscovery effort for the Federal Reserve Bank upon the Implementation of TARP by the US Treasury and Reported to the Congressional Oversight Committee
  • Was on the very first beta team for Microsoft’s “Project Tahoe” which then became “SharePoint 2001”
  • Was invited by Microsoft to participate as an independent advisor and SME for both Office 365 and Microsoft Azure’s original beta program and its product development and rollout
  • Led Architect for the NASA SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure Implementation Efforts for all 8 of NASA’s Major Facilities and reported directly to NASA’s CIO Chris Kemp
  • Led the Northrop Grumman eRoom to SharePoint Online migration effort with 18 terabytes of content
  • Was invited by Vivek Kundra, the 1st ever CIO of the United States who was appointed by President Obama, to participate as an Office 365 and Microsoft Azure cloud Subject Matter Expert to join the advisory team for his 25-point implementation plan to President Obama on how to reform how the federal government manages information technology and champion new cloud technologies.
  • Led the Office 365 initiatives for PepsiCo, Nike, Chevron, Lexmark\Kofax, Alcoa and 45 additional Fortune 100 companies

EPC GROUP’S BACKGROUND

EPC Group has a long history as a leading Office 365, SharePoint, Azure, Power BI and Microsoft technology platform related management and consulting firm. Founded in 1997, EPC Group has been pioneering the way organization’s collaborate at a rapid and unparalleled rate. We leverage our deep expertise through tested and proven “from the consulting trenches” strategies that serve as the foundation for our solutions and services for thousands of organizations. Our award winning strategies focus on harnessing your organization’s granular business requirements to provide end-to-end solutions to meet your organization’s exact needs.

 

EPC GROUP’S PUBLICATIONS

EPC Group has published four Microsoft Press books on Microsoft Power BI as well as Microsoft SharePoint (2013, 2010, 2007) and Office 365. Our latest book, Microsoft Power BI Dashboards Step by Step guides you through creating world-class Power BI dashboards that integrate today’s most widely-used data sources, using any of Microsoft’s Power BI platforms, including the new Power BI Premium.

EPC Group most recent SharePoint publication, SharePoint 2013 Field Guide: Advice from the Consulting Trenches covers SharePoint On-Premise as well as SharePoint Online as well as the entire Office 365 suite of products and development model (SharePoint App Model, Office 365 API Tools, REST, OAuth, OData, etc.).

EPC Group believes that there is truly a statement to be made about our 21+ years of consulting services and the knowledge and methodologies that we have developed especially when a topmost publishing firm like Microsoft Press contacts EPC Group’s Team of Experts to write two of their most high profile Microsoft Power BI and Microsoft Office 365 publications to get true “from the consulting trenches” insights.

 

EPC GROUP’S “FROM THE CONSULTING TRENCHES” STRATEGIES

EPC Group’s “from the consulting trenches” strategies allow us to provide unmatched value through flexible engagement models, transparent project collaboration and a guarantee of successful project completion the first time. EPC Group believes that strong and transparent relationships with our clients is absolutely vital for project success. Coupling client transparency with our deep technology expertise and proven methodologies provides for EPC Group’s relentless approach to achieving success for our clients. Our 21+ year reputation for reliable, proven and tailored solutions makes EPC Group a trusted partner to organizations of all sizes in a wide variety of business verticals. EPC Group has been trusted to take on some of the most high-profile projects for organizations around the globe and based on this deep domain experience, we deliver high-value measurable results for both the business and technology for small, medium and enterprise organizations.

 

EPC GROUP’S HYBRID CONSULTING & DEVELOPMENT MODEL

EPC Group has stayed ahead of the technology curve to create business transformations through a hybrid IT operating model which leverages our proven approach developed over the past 21+ years. We are committed to the achievement of quantifiable results through proven expertise that enables sustainability, a competitive edge, advanced information insight and improving the way people collaborate within organizations.

EPC Group is committed to innovation and we assist our clients in addressing the ever changing demands of evolving technologies such as:

  • Modernized collaboration via Power BI, Microsoft SharePoint 2019, Office 365, SharePoint Online, Dynamics 365, Microsoft Teams
  • Azure best practices from implementing some of the largest Azure deployments in North America
  • Providing for the ability to seamlessly integrate these platforms via Identity Management
  • Custom development covering the full spectrum of SharePoint 2019 on-premise (new SharePoint 2019 App model, APIs, Workflow Manager)
  • Custom development also covering Office 365 (new SharePoint 2019 App model + Office 365 API Tools) SharePoint Online, Microsoft Azure
  • Custom .NET development around the complete .NET Framework, mobile development, OAuth, REST, and OData (BCS\LOB data) for any architecture
  • Cloud computing: public, private and hybrid cloud strategies via our Hybrid Cloud Advisory practice
  • Unified communication via Skype for Business as well as integration for clients customers, partners, vendors, patients (reverse proxy, compliance)
  • Mobility, mobile device management (MDM) via Intune and AirWatch / “bring your own device” (BYOD), device encryption (locking\wiping\tracking)
  • Enterprise content management (ECM), records management (RM), records retention, eDiscovery and managed metadata
  • Power BI, Business intelligence (BI), Big Data analytics (both on-premises and cloud-based), KPIs and related custom development.

 

COMPETENCIES & PROVIDING A LOCAL PRESENCE

EPC Group’s industry-leading team maintains competencies above and beyond our practice areas to truly meet the unique business needs so many organizations face. Our team is composed of true experts and top Microsoft technology professionals which allows EPC Group to maintain the status as one of the most trusted Microsoft system integration partners.

Since 1997, EPC Group has delivered over 5000+ successful projects across the globe. During that time we have grown from a startup based in Houston, Texas and servicing clients in offices within the US to an industry leader now serving clients from locations across the globe.

EPC Group is headquartered out of Houston, Texas and maintains offices and working centers in Chicago, New York, Washington D.C. / Bethesda, Kansas City and Los Angeles.

EPC Group’s global presence services clients in Sydney, Australia, Ottawa, Ontario, Paris and across Europe as we understand the underlying regulation and data protection standards in North American (PHI, PII, HIPAA, HITECH Act), the EU (Safe Harbor, Data Protection Directive) and the Asia-Pac regions.

EPC Group is your trusted and established local technology partner with a global reach to provide you with the complete confidence and peace of mind you need when choosing the right technology partner for your business.