High Impact Data Visualization in Excel with Power View, 3D Maps, Get & Transform and Power BI, Second Edition

  • 8h 45m
  • Adam Aspin
  • Apress
  • 2016

Take business intelligence delivery to a new level that is interactive, engaging, even fun, all while driving commercial success through sound decision making. Do this through the power of visualization using this updated edition covering new features and added support for visualization in Excel 2016, and describing the latest developments in Get & Transform and DAX. The example data set has also been updated to demonstrate all that Microsoft's self-service business intelligence suite is now capable of.

High Impact Data Visualization in Excel with Power View, 3D Maps, Get & Transform and Power BI, 2nd Edition helps in harnessing the power of Microsoft’s flagship, self-service business intelligence suite to deliver compelling and interactive insight with remarkable ease. Learn the essential techniques needed to enhance the look and feel of reports and dashboards so that you can seize your audience’s attention and provide them with clear and accurate information. Also learn to integrate data from a variety of sources and create coherent data models displaying clear metrics and attributes.

Power View is Microsoft's ground-breaking tool for ad-hoc data visualization and analysis. It's designed to produce elegant and visually arresting output. It's also built to enhance user experience through polished interactivity. Power Map is a similarly powerful mechanism for analyzing data across geographic and political units. Get & Transform lets you load, shape and streamline data from multiple sources. Power Pivot can extend and develop data into a dynamic model. Power BI allows you to share your findings with colleagues, and present your insights to clients.

High Impact Data Visualization in Excel with Power View, 3D Maps, Get & Transform and Power BI, 2nd Edition helps you master this suite of powerful tools from Microsoft. You'll learn to identify data sources, and to save time by preparing your underlying data correctly. You'll also learn to deliver your powerful visualizations and analyses through the cloud to PCs, tablets and smartphones.

  • Simple techniques take raw data and convert it into information.
  • Slicing and dicing metrics delivers interactive insight.
  • Visually arresting output grabs and focuses attention on key indicators.

What You Will Learn

  • Produce designer output that will astound your bosses and peers.
  • Drive business intelligence from Excel using BI in the Cloud.
  • Gather source data from corporate and public sources.
  • Integrate charts, maps, and tables to deliver visually stunning information.
  • Discover new insights as you chop and tweak your data as never before.
  • Adapt delivery to mobile devices.
  • Outshine competing products and enhance existing skills.

Who This Book Is For

Any Power BI Desktop, Excel or SharePoint user. Business Intelligence developers, power users, IT managers, finance experts, and more can use this book to outshine the competition by producing high-impact business intelligence reporting on a variety of devices from a variety of sources.

About the Author

Adam Aspin is an independent Business Intelligence consultant based in the United Kingdom. He has worked with SQL Server for seventeen years, and Business Intelligence has been his principal focus for the last ten years. He has applied his skills for a range of clients, including J.P. Morgan, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Tesco, Centrica, Harrods, Vodafone, Crédit Agricole, Cartier, Alfred Dunhill, The RAC and EMC Conchango. Adam is a graduate of Oxford University. He is a frequent contributor to SQLServerCentral.com. He has written numerous articles for various French IT publications. A fluent French speaker, Adam has worked in France and Switzerland for many years. He is the author of SQL Server 2012 Data Integration Recipes (Apress, 2012), and of Pro Power BI Desktop (Apress, 2016).

In this Book

  • Chapter 1: Self-Service Business Intelligence with Excel 2016
  • Chapter 2: Power View and Tables
  • Chapter 3: Filtering Data in Power View
  • Chapter 4: Charts in Power View
  • Chapter 5: Advanced Charting with Power View
  • Chapter 6: Interactive Data Selection in Power View
  • Chapter 7: Images and Presentation in Power View
  • Chapter 8: Mapping Data in Power View
  • Chapter 9: 3D Maps
  • Chapter 10: Discovering and Loading Data with Get & Transform in Excel 2016
  • Chapter 11: Transforming Data Sets Using Get & Transform
  • Chapter 12: Data Cleansing with Get & Transform
  • Chapter 13: Data Mashup with Get & Transform
  • Chapter 14: Extending the Excel Data Model Using Power Pivot
  • Chapter 15: Extending the Data Model with Calculated Columns
  • Chapter 16: Adding Measures to the Data Model
  • Chapter 17: Analyzing Data over Time with DAX
  • Chapter 18: Self-Service Business Intelligence with PowerBI.com


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