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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

Understanding apps

Apps are a method of bundling multiple dashboards and reports into a single object that can be published and shared within the organization. Hence, instead of sharing individual dashboards and reports or granting permissions to an entire workspace, apps allow the author to choose exactly what content to bundle and share. Hence, apps provide an effective means of organizing shared content and controlling access.

When Microsoft launched the new workspace experience, apps effectively replaced organizational content packs. Moving to this new model greatly simplified the authoring experience of bundling and sharing content.

Creating an app

Before we create the actual app, let's add some content to our workspace...