Beginning Power BI with Excel 2013

Self-Service Business Intelligence Using Power Pivot, Power View, Power Query, and Power Map

Authors: Clark, Dan

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  • Understanding your company’s data has never been easier than with Microsoft’s new Power BI package for Excel 2013. Consisting of four powerful tools—Power Pivot, Power View, Power Query and Power Maps—Power BI helps Excel users, business analysts and IT experts work together for maximum business insight.

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Understanding your company’s data has never been easier than with Microsoft’s new Power BI package for Excel 2013. Consisting of four powerful tools—Power Pivot, Power View, Power Query and Power Maps—Power BI makes self-service business intelligence a reality for a wide range of users, bridging the traditional gap between Excel users, business analysts and IT experts and making it easier for everyone to work together to build the data models that can give you game-changing insights into your business.

Beginning Power BI with Excel 2013 guides you step by step through the process of analyzing and visualizing your data. Daniel R. Clark, an expert in BI training and a regular speaker on these topics, takes you through each tool in turn, using hands-on activities to consolidate what you’ve learned in each chapter.

Starting with Power Pivot, you will create robust scalable data models which will serve as the foundation of your data analysis. Once you have mastered creating suitable data models, you will use them to build compelling interactive visualizations in Power View. It’s often necessary to combine data from disparate sources into a data model. Power Query allows you to easily discover, combine, and refine data from a variety of sources, so you can make accurate judgments with all the available information. Geographical awareness is another common requirement of data analysis. Using Power Maps you will create captivating visualizations that map your data in space and time.

Beginning Power BI with Excel 2013 is your practical guide to getting maximum insight from your data, and presenting it with impact.

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. Dan can be reached at Clark.drc@gmail.com.

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Softcover $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4302-6445-3
  • 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 with Excel 2013
Book Subtitle
Self-Service Business Intelligence Using Power Pivot, Power View, Power Query, and Power Map
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Dan Clark
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-6446-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-6446-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-6445-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 324
Number of Illustrations and Tables
345 b/w illustrations
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