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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


In this chapter, we introduced the Power BI service. First, we introduced multiple ways to get a Power BI account that we can use with the Service. We then took a tour of the major interface elements within the Service. Next, we learned how to publish a report that's been developed in the Desktop to the Service. This included learning how to create workspaces, as well as dashboards, and understanding exactly what occurs when a Desktop file is published to the Service. Once published, we then learned how to share a report with other individuals and groups both within an organization and outside an organization.

In the next chapter, we will explore everything that can be done with reports in the Service, including viewing, exporting, embedding, editing, and creating them!