Beginning Power BI

A Practical Guide to Self-Service Data Analytics with Excel 2016 and Power BI Desktop

Authors: Clark, Dan

  • Combine ever-popular Excel functionality with Microsoft's cutting-edge Power BI platform
  • Sort, clean, analyze, and visualize data using Excel 2016 and Power BI Desktop
  • Learn from an experienced instructor and multi-book author
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About this book

Analyze your company’s data quickly and easily using Microsoft’s latest tools. You will learn to build scalable and robust data models to work from, clean and combine different data sources effectively, and create compelling visualizations and share them with your colleagues.

Author Dan Clark takes you through each topic using step-by-step activities and plenty of screen shots to help familiarize you with the tools. This second edition includes new material on advanced uses of Power Query, along with the latest user guidance on the evolving Power BI platform. Beginning Power BI is your hands-on guide to quick, reliable, and valuable data insight.

What You'll Learn

  • Simplify data discovery, association, and cleansing
  • Build solid analytical data models
  • Create robust interactive data presentations
  • Combine analytical and geographic data in map-based visualizations
  • Publish and share dashboards and reports

Who This Book Is For

Business analysts, database administrators, developers, and other professionals looking to better understand and communicate with data


About the authors

Dan Clark is a senior business intelligence (BI)/programming consultant specializing in Microsoft technologies. He is focused on learning new BI/data technologies and on training others how to best implement the technology. Dan has published several books and numerous articles on .NET programming and BI development. He is a regular speaker at various developer/database conferences and user group meetings and enjoys interacting with the Microsoft developer and database communities. In a previous life, he was a physics teacher; he is still inspired by the wonder and awe of studying the universe and figuring out why things behave the way they do. 

Reviews

“The goal of this book is to expose readers to the various tools in Microsoft’s self-service BI stack, built over Excel 2016, comprising Power Pivot, Power BI Desktop, Power Query, and DAX to enable them to analyze and gain insight into their data. … The book is easy to read and use because of its lucid style. It should interest Excel users looking to enhance their data analysis skills.” (Computing Reviews, August, 2017) 


Table of contents (14 chapters)

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eBook $34.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2577-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $44.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2576-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beginning Power BI
Book Subtitle
A Practical Guide to Self-Service Data Analytics with Excel 2016 and Power BI Desktop
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Dan Clark
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-2577-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-2577-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-2576-9
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVII, 348
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 370 illustrations in colour
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