Pro Power BI Desktop, 2nd Edition

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2018-01-09
761 pages

Book Description

Deliver eye-catching Business Intelligence with Microsoft Power BI . This new edition has been updated to cover all the latest features, including combo charts, Cartesian charts, trend lines, use of gauges, and more. Also covered are Top-N features, the ability to bin data into groupings and chart the groupings, and new techniques for detecting and handling outlier data points.

You can take data from virtually any source and use it to produce stunning dashboards and compelling reports that will seize your audience’s attention. Slice and dice the data with remarkable ease and then add metrics and KPIs to project the insights that create your competitive advantage. Make raw data into clear, accurate, and interactive information with Microsoft’s free self- business intelligence tool.

Pro Power BI Desktop shows you how to choose from a wide range of built-in and third-party types so that your message is always enhanced. You’ll be able to deliver those results on the PC, , and smartphones, as well as share results via the cloud. This book helps you save time by preparing the underlying data correctly without needing an IT department to prepare it for you.

What You'll Learn

  • Deliver attention-grabbing information, turning data into insight
  • Mash up data from multiple sources into a cleansed and coherent data model
  • Create dashboards that help in monitoring key performance indicators of your business
  • Build interdependent charts, maps, and tables to deliver visually stunning information
  • Share business intelligence in the cloud without involving IT
  • Deliver visually stunning and interactive charts, maps, and tables
  • Find new insights as you chop and tweak your data as never before
  • Adapt delivery to such as phones and tablets

Who This Book Is For

Everyone from CEOs and Business Intelligence developers to power users and IT managers

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Power BI Desktop
Chapter 2: Discovering and Loading File-Based Data with Power BI Desktop
Chapter 3: Loading Data from Databases and Data Warehouses
Chapter 4: DirectQuery and Connect Live
Chapter 5: Loading Data from the Web and the Cloud
Chapter 6: Dealing with Datasets
Chapter 7: Data Transformation
Chapter 8: Data Mashup
Chapter 9: Structuring, Managing, and Parameterizing Queries
Chapter 10: Creating a Data Model
Chapter 11: Extending the Data Model with Calculated Columns
Chapter 12: Adding Measures to the Data Model
Chapter 13: Analyzing Data over Time
Chapter 14: Table Visuals
Chapter 15: and Card Visuals
Chapter 16: Charts in Power BI Desktop
Chapter 17: Formatting Charts in Power BI Desktop
Chapter 18: Other Types of Visuals
Chapter 19: Maps in Power BI Desktop
Chapter 20: Filtering Data
Chapter 21: Using Slicers
Chapter 22: Enhancing Dashboards
Chapter 23: PowerBI.com
Appendix A: Sample Data

Book Details

  • Title: Pro Power BI Desktop, 2nd Edition
  • Author:
  • Length: 761 pages
  • Edition: 2nd ed.
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2018-01-09
  • ISBN-10: 1484232097
  • ISBN-13: 9781484232095
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