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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

About the reviewers

Peter Ter Braake started working as a developer in 1996 after studying physics in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Databases and business intelligence piqued his interest the most, leading to him specializing in SQL Server and its business intelligence components. He worked with Power BI from the tool's very beginnings.

Peter started working as an independent contractor in 2008. This enables him to divide his time between teaching data-related classes, consulting with customers, and writing articles and books.


Vishwanath Muzumdar has 6 years' experience in information technology consulting, business analysis, business development, and business process management in the business intelligence space. He is a Microsoft Power BI developer and creates powerful visual reports for his clients while implementing corporate Power BI solutions and user training. He also has expertise in realizing client requirements across multiple domains, and proficiently planning and executing strategies for the same at both an individual and team level. He aims to utilize his strong prioritization skills, analytical ability, and team management skills, coupled with his expertise in relation to Microsoft Power BI reporting toolto enable a company to achieve its goals.