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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

Publishing and Sharing

A tremendous amount of work has gone into the report that we've created so far, from importing the data to creating the data model and calculations, to designing and formatting report pages. The report is looking good, but the value of the report is minimal if only a single individual and the report author have access to it. It is therefore imperative that the report is shared with other members of the organization. This chapter will familiarize you with the Power BI service and demonstrate how to publish your finalized report to the Service and share it with others.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Getting an account
  • Introducing the Service
  • Publishing and sharing