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Ben Howard

United Kingdom
UK based PowerBI and Project Online consultant, trainer, blogger and author.


Ben is a recognised expert in the use and deployment of Project Online, Project and Power BI.  He has over 25 years consultancy experience implementing IT based solutions to solve business problems across all sectors, including Enterprise Project Management, ERP and other LOB solutions.  During this time Ben has worked for several key industry organisations including both Microsoft and Dell, and has been presented with Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional award (MVP) for his contribution to the Microsoft community 12 years running.  Ben blogs on various Power BI and Project Server scenarios, has spoken twice at the Power BI World Tour and speaks at various Project conferences regarding Power BI and it’s use with Project Online.  He also has articles regularly published on the Microsoft Project User Group and is the sole author of Microsoft Project 2013 Plain & Simple.  His client facing Power BI & Project Online work includes report definition, process definition, installation, configuration, customisation and training (classroom, on demand via the web).  Ben is familiar with Power BI, Power Query and all versions of Project from 2000 onwards. He blogs semi-frequently at

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