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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

Technical requirements

You will need the following requirements to successfully complete this chapter:

  • A connection to the internet.
  • Microsoft Power BI Desktop.
  • Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • If you have skipped any chapters, you can download LearnPowerBI_Ch5Start.zip from https://github.com/gdeckler/LearnPowerBI/tree/master/Ch5 and extract the LearnPowerBI_Ch5Start.pbix file.
  • By the end of this chapter, your Power BI file should look like the LearnPowerBI_Ch5End.pbix file contained within LearnPowerBI_Ch5End.zip, which can also be downloaded from here: https://github.com/gdeckler/LearnPowerBI/tree/master/Ch5.