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Microsoft Power BI Quick Start Guide

By : Devin Knight, Brian Knight, Mitchell Pearson, Manuel Quintana
Book Image

Microsoft Power BI Quick Start Guide

By: Devin Knight, Brian Knight, Mitchell Pearson, Manuel Quintana

Overview of this book

Microsoft Power BI is a cloud-based service that helps you easily visualize and share insights using your organization's data.This book will get you started with business intelligence using the Power BI toolset, covering essential concepts such as installation,designing effective data models, as well as building basic dashboards and visualizations to make your data come to life You will learn how to get your data the way you want – connecting to data sources sources and how to clean your data with the Power BI Query Editor. You will next learn how to properly design your data model to make your data easier to work with.. You will next learn how to properly design your data model to navigate table relationships and build DAX formulas to make your data easier to work with. Visualizing your data is another key element of this book, and you will learn how to follow proper data visualization styles and enhanced digital storytelling techniques. By the end of this book, you will understand how to administer your organization's Power BI environment so deployment can be made seamless, data refreshes can run properly, and security can be fully implemented
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

Leveraging R

R is a very powerful scripting language that is primarily used for advanced analytics tools, but also has several integration points within Power BI. One such integration is the ability to apply business rules to your data with the R language. Why is that important? Well, with this capability you can extend beyond the limits of the Power Query Editor and call functions and libraries from R to do things that would not regularly be possible. In the next two sections, you will explore how to set up your machine to leverage R within Power BI and then walk through an example of using an R Script transform.

There are many additional books and references you can read to learn more about the R scripting language, but for the purposes of this book, our goal is to inform you on what is possible when R and Power BI are combined.
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