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Learn Power BI

By : Gregory Deckler
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Learn Power BI

By: Gregory Deckler

Overview of this book

To succeed in today's transforming business world, organizations need business intelligence capabilities to make smarter decisions faster than ever before. This Power BI book is an entry-level guide that will get you up and running with data modeling, visualization, and analytical techniques from scratch. You'll find this book handy if you want to get well-versed with the extensive Power BI ecosystem. You'll start by covering the basics of business intelligence and installing Power BI. You'll then learn the wide range of Power BI features to unlock business insights. As you progress, the book will take you through how to use Power Query to ingest, cleanse, and shape your data, and use Power BI DAX to create simple to complex calculations. You'll also be able to add a variety of interactive visualizations to your reports to bring your data to life. Finally, you'll gain hands-on experience in creating visually stunning reports that speak to business decision makers, and see how you can securely share these reports and collaborate with others. By the end of this book, you'll be ready to create simple, yet effective, BI reports and dashboards using the latest features of Power BI.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits


This chapter was all about how to configure Power BI to keep datasets that are published to the Service up to date automatically. We learned how to download, install, and configure the on-premises data gateway in both standard (enterprise) and personal modes. We also learned how to manage gateways within the Service, as well as configure data sources for use in gateways. Finally, we learned how to schedule the datasets for automatic refresh by the Service.

Congratulations! You have finished reading Learn Power BI. In doing so, you have learned all of the basic skills that you will need when working with Power BI and opened the door to an entirely new and exciting world: the Power BI ecosystem!