Beginning Power BI: A Practical Guide to Self-Service Data Analytics with Excel 2016 and Power BI Desktop, Second Edition

  • 2h 51m
  • Dan Clark
  • Apress
  • 2017

Analyze your company’s data quickly and easily using Microsoft’s latest tools. You will learn to build scalable and robust data models to work from, clean and combine different data sources effectively, and create compelling visualizations and share them with your colleagues.

Author Dan Clark takes you through each topic using step-by-step activities and plenty of screen shots to help familiarize you with the tools. This second edition includes new material on advanced uses of Power Query, along with the latest user guidance on the evolving Power BI platform. Beginning Power BI is your hands-on guide to quick, reliable, and valuable data insight.

What You'll Learn

  • Simplify data discovery, association, and cleansing
  • Build solid analytical data models
  • Create robust interactive data presentations
  • Combine analytical and geographic data in map-based visualizations
  • Publish and share dashboards and reports

Who This Book Is For

Business analysts, database administrators, developers, and other professionals looking to better understand and communicate with data

About the Author

Dan Clark is a senior business intelligence (BI)/programming consultant specializing in Microsoft technologies. He is focused on learning new BI/data technologies and on training others how to best implement the technology. Dan has published several books and numerous articles on .NET programming and BI development. He is a regular speaker at various developer/database conferences and user group meetings and enjoys interacting with the Microsoft developer and database communities. In a previous life, he was a physics teacher; he is still inspired by the wonder and awe of studying the universe and figuring out why things behave the way they do.

In this Book

  • Introducing Power Pivot
  • Importing Data into Power Pivot
  • Data Munging with Power Query
  • Creating the Data Model
  • Creating Calculations with DAX
  • Creating Measures with DAX
  • Incorporating Time Intelligence
  • Data Analysis with Pivot Tables and Charts
  • Introducing Power BI Desktop
  • Creating Reports with Power BI Desktop
  • Publishing Reports and Creating Dashboards in the Power BI Portal
  • Creating a Complete Solution
  • Advanced Topics in Power Query
  • Advanced Topics in Power BI


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