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Pro Power BI Desktop

Authors: Aspin, Adam

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  • Shows you how to produce stunning visualizations of corporate data without involving your IT department
  • Teaches you to detect trends and generate business opportunities that are supported by data
  • Allows you to share newfound intelligence with your group, department, or entire company
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3210-1
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3209-5
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About this book

Deliver eye-catching Business Intelligence with Microsoft Power BI Desktop. 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-service business intelligence tool.

Pro Power BI Desktop shows you how to choose from a wide range of built-in and third-party visualization types so that your message is always enhanced. You’ll be able to deliver those results on the PC, tablets, 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 mobile devices such as phones and tablets
Who This Book Is For
Everyone from CEOs and Business Intelligence developers to power users and IT managers

About the authors

Adam Aspin is an independent business intelligence consultant based in the United Kingdom. He has worked with SQL Server for more than 20 years. During this time, he has developed several dozen reporting and analytical systems based on the Microsoft BI product suite.

A graduate of Oxford University, Adam began his career in publishing before moving into IT. Databases soon became a passion, and his experience in this arena ranges from Access to Oracle and MySQL, with occasional sorties into the world of DB2. He is, however, most at home in the Microsoft universe using SQL Server Analysis Services, SQL Server Reporting Services, SQL Server Integration Services, SharePoint, and Power BI.

Business Intelligence has been Adam's principal focus for the last 15 years. He has applied his skills for a range of clients in industry sectors such as finance, utilities, telecommunications, insurance, manufacturing, and banking.

Adam is a frequent contributor to SQLServerCentral.com and Simple-Talk. He has written numerous articles for various French IT publications. A fluent French speaker, Adam has worked in France and Switzerland for many years. He speaks regularly at events such as SQLBits, SQL Saturdays, and local SQL Server user groups.

Adam is the author of SQL Server Data Integration Recipes (Apress), High Impact Data Visualization with Power View, Power Map, and Power BI (Apress), and Business Intelligence with SQL Server Reporting Services (Apress).

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Introduction to Power BI Desktop

    Aspin, Adam

    Pages 1-38

  • Discovering and Loading File-Based Data with Power BI Desktop

    Aspin, Adam

    Pages 39-63

  • Loading Data from Databases and Data Warehouses

    Aspin, Adam

    Pages 65-109

  • DirectQuery and Connect Live

    Aspin, Adam

    Pages 111-123

  • Loading Data from the Web and the Cloud

    Aspin, Adam

    Pages 125-158

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3210-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3209-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pro Power BI Desktop
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Adam Aspin
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-3210-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-3210-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-3209-5
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXXVI, 761
Number of Illustrations
84 b/w illustrations, 563 illustrations in colour
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