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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)

On-Premises Solutions with Power BI Report Server

Throughout this book, we've focused on building reports that would ultimately be deployed to the web through the Power BI service or shown in the mobile application. In this chapter, we'll show you how to deploy reports to Power BI Report Server, which is likely being hosted on premises at your company. For many companies, this is a must-have, since cloud deployments are often not allowed with their type of data or industry.

Power BI Report Server is an on-premises version of the Power BI service that gives you a subset of the features of the full service. Just like the service, which is sometimes daily updated with new features, the Power BI Service is updated every few months. There is also an additional Power BI desktop specially made for the server.

Make sure you fully explore the features of the server to ensure...