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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


This chapter introduced two important types of objects in the Power BI Service: dashboards and apps.

Dashboards are a powerful feature that allow end users to bring together all of the most important information from multiple reports, datasets, other dashboards, Q&A, and other sources into a single-page canvas consisting of tiles. These tiles can be adjusted on the canvas and allow for the creation of data alerts to immediately inform users when key metric thresholds are met.

Apps, on the other hand, allow multiple dashboards and reports to be bundled together as an independent application and published to users. These apps provide similar features and functionality to the full Power BI Service.

In addition to understanding dashboards and apps, we have also taken an in-depth look at security within the Power BI Service. Power BI provides multiple levels of interrelated...