Microsoft Power BI Cookbook

Microsoft Power BI Cookbook

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Get more out of Microsoft Power BI turning your data into actionable insights

About This Book

* From connecting to your data sources to developing and deploying immersive, mobile-ready dashboards and visualizations, this book covers it all
* Over 90 hands-on, technical recipes, tips, and use cases from across the Power BI platform including the Power BI Service and Mobile Applications
* Proven development techniques and guidance for implementing custom solutions with DAX and M languages

Who This Book Is For

This book is for BI professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge of Power BI beyond and to enhance the value of the Power BI solutions they deliver to business users. Those who are looking at quick solutions to common problems while using Power BI will also find this book to be a very useful resource .Some experience with Power BI will be useful.

What You Will Learn

* Cleanse, stage, and integrate your data sources with Power BI
* Abstract data complexities and provide users with intuitive, self-service BI capabilities
* Build business logic and analysis into your solutions via the DAX programming language and dynamic, dashboard-ready calculations
* Take advantage of the analytics and predictive capabilities of Power BI
* Make your solutions more dynamic and user specific and/or defined including use cases of parameters, functions, and row level security
* Understand the differences and implications of DirectQuery, Live Connections, and Import-Mode Power BI datasets and how to deploy content to the Power BI Service and schedule refreshes
* Integrate other Microsoft data tools such as Excel and SQL Server Reporting Services into your Power BI solution

In Detail

Microsoft Power BI is a business intelligence and analytics platform consisting of applications and services designed to provide coherent, visual and interactive insights of data.
This book will provide thorough, technical examples of using all primary Power BI tools and features as well as demonstrate high impact end-to-end solutions that leverage and integrate these technologies and services. Get familiar with Power BI development tools and services, go deep into the data connectivity and transformation, modeling, visualization and analytical capabilities of Power BI, and see Power BI's functional programming languages of DAX and M come alive to deliver powerful solutions to address common, challenging scenarios in business intelligence.
This book will excite and empower you to get more out of Power BI via detailed recipes, advanced design and development tips, and guidance on enhancing existing Power BI projects.

Style and approach

This book consists of practical recipes on Power BI that target novices as well as intermediate Power BI users. It goes deep into the technical issues, covers additional protocols, and many more real-live examples.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 802 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 40.39mm | 1,351.71g
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1788290143
  • 9781788290142
  • 862,036

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About Brett Powell

Brett Powell is the owner of and business intelligence consultant at Frontline Analytics LLC, a data and analytics research and consulting firm and Microsoft Power BI partner. He has worked with Power BI technologies since they were first introduced as the SQL Server 2008R2 PowerPivot add-in for Excel 2010. He has contributed to the design and development of Microsoft and Power BI solutions of diverse scale and complexity across the retail, manufacturing, financial, and services industries. Brett regularly blogs and shares technical papers regarding the latest MSBI and Power BI features and development techniques and patterns at Insight Quest. He is also an organizer of the Boston BI User Group.
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