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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)

Storytelling with the Selection pane and bookmarks

Interactive filtering and drillthrough filters really have a a big impact on how users consume the data in our Power BI reports. Sometimes, though, we may want to ensure that our users see the data in a very specific way that will truly show its impact. We can guide report consumers in a very interactive way by using bookmarks as well as the Selection pane. Using these options, we can make better use of the available space that is given to us for each report page and still make it feel as if users have a lot of choices as to how they will view the data.

Bookmarks pane

The bookmark features allow report creators to capture the view of a report page. This includes the filtering...