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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

Continuing with the example scenario we introduced in Chapter 3, Connecting and Shaping Data, Pam is excited to share the new utilization report with the rest of the organization. She decides that using the Power BI service is the best and most secure way to do this, especially since she wants to leverage Row-Level Security (RLS) in order to keep people focused on the information that is most important to their role. Pam's organization does not have Power BI Premium, so this means that everyone viewing the report will need a Power BI Pro license. 

Creating a workspace

Pam decides to create a workspace specifically for the reports that she will be publishing to the Service. She expects to publish many...