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Microsoft Power BI Complete Reference

By : Devin Knight, Brian Knight, Mitchell Pearson, Manuel Quintana, Brett Powell
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Microsoft Power BI Complete Reference

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

Overview of this book

Microsoft Power BI Complete Reference Guide gets you started with business intelligence by showing you how to install the Power BI toolset, design effective data models, and build basic dashboards and visualizations that make your data come to life. In this Learning Path, you will learn to create powerful interactive reports by visualizing your data and learn visualization styles, tips and tricks to bring your data to life. You will be able to administer your organization's Power BI environment to create and share dashboards. You will also be able to streamline deployment by implementing security and regular data refreshes. Next, you will delve deeper into the nuances of Power BI and handling projects. You will get acquainted with planning a Power BI project, development, and distribution of content, and deployment. You will learn to connect and extract data from various sources to create robust datasets, reports, and dashboards. Additionally, you will learn how to format reports and apply custom visuals, animation and analytics to further refine your data. By the end of this Learning Path, you will learn to implement the various Power BI tools such as on-premises gateway together along with staging and securely distributing content via apps. This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products: • Microsoft Power BI Quick Start Guide by Devin Knight et al. • Mastering Microsoft Power BI by Brett Powell
Table of Contents (25 chapters)
Title Page
About Packt

Report Server Web Portal

With the report server installed and configured, Power BI and other types of reports can be published or uploaded to the report server. This content can then be managed, organized into folders, and viewed by users from web browsers and the Power BI mobile application.

In the following screenshot, nine report items have been published to the Home page of the web portal:

Power BI Report Server Web Portal

As illustrated here, Power BI reports can be easily distinguished from other report types and users can mark reports as favorites (star icon) for quick access from the Favorites page.


KPIs are created exclusively in the web portal via the New dropdown at the top. Paginated reports (.RDL files) can be created with the Report Builder application and with Report Server projects in SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) for Visual Studio. Additionally, Excel workbooks can be uploaded and the Mobile Report Publisher application can be used to create and publish mobile reports (.rsmobile...