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Microsoft Power BI Cookbook - Second Edition

By : Greg Deckler, Brett Powell
Book Image

Microsoft Power BI Cookbook - Second Edition

By: Greg Deckler, Brett Powell

Overview of this book

The complete everyday reference guide to Power BI, written by an internationally recognized Power BI expert duo, is back with a new and updated edition. Packed with revised practical recipes, Microsoft Power BI Cookbook, Second Edition, helps you navigate Power BI tools and advanced features. It also demonstrates the use of end-to-end solutions that integrate those features to get the most out of Power BI. With the help of the recipes in this book, you’ll gain advanced design and development insight, practical tips, and guidance on enhancing existing Power BI projects. The updated recipes will equip you with everything you need to know to implement evergreen frameworks that will stay relevant as Power BI updates. You’ll familiarize yourself with Power BI development tools and services by going deep into the data connectivity, transformation, modeling, visualization, and analytical capabilities of Power BI. By the end of this book, you’ll make the most of Power BI’s functional programming languages of DAX and M and deliver powerful solutions to common business intelligence challenges.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
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Index

Configuring Power BI Tools

Power BI is a suite of business analytics tools and services that work together to access data sources, shape, analyze, and visualize data, and share insights. Although not all tools are required for all projects or deployments of Power BI, synergies are available by utilizing the unique features of multiple tools as part of integrated solutions encompassing diverse data sources and visualization types.

In this chapter, we walk through the installation and configuration of the primary tools and services business intelligence (BI) professionals utilize to design and develop Power BI content. This includes official Microsoft tools such as Power BI Desktop, the on-premises data gateway, and Analyze in Excel, as well as third-party tools such as DAX Studio, the ALM Toolkit, and Tabular Editor. Since Power BI tools and services are regularly updated with new features and enhancements, resources are identified to stay up to date and to best take advantage...