Analyze company data quickly and easily using Microsoft’s powerful data tools. Learn to build scalable and robust data models, clean and combine different data sources effectively, and create compelling and professional visuals.
Beginning Power BI is a hands-on, activity-based guide that takes you through the process of analyzing your data using the tools that that encompass the core of Microsoft’s self-service BI offering. Starting with Power Query, you will learn how to get data from a variety of sources, and see just how easy it is to clean and shape the data prior to importing it into a data model. Using Power BI tabular and the Data Analysis Expressions (DAX), you will learn to create robust scalable data models which will serve as the foundation of your data analysis. From there you will enter the world of compelling interactive visualizations to analyze and gain insight into your data. You will wrap up your Power BI journey by learning how to package and share your reports and dashboards 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 third edition covers the new and evolving features in the Power BI platform and new chapters on data flows and composite models. This book is your hands-on guide to quick, reliable, and valuable data insight.
What You Will Learn
Business analysts, database administrators, developers, and other professionals looking to better understand and communicate with data
Chapter 1: Introducing Power BI
Chapter 2: Importing Data into Power BI Desktop
Chapter 3: Data Munging with Power Query
Chapter 4: Creating the Data Model
Chapter 5: Creating Calculations with DAX
Chapter 6: Creating Measures with DAX
Chapter 7: Incorporating Time Intelligence
Chapter 8: Creating Reports with Power BI Desktop
Chapter 9: Publishing Reports and Creating Dashboards in the Power BI Portal
Chapter 10: Introducing Power Pivot in Excel
Chapter 11: Data Analysis with Pivot Tables and Charts
Chapter 12: Creating a Complete Solution
Chapter 13: Advanced Topics in Power Query
Chapter 14: Advanced Topics in Power BI Desktop
Chapter 15: Advanced Topics in Power BI Data Modeling
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