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Utilizing and Understanding Microsoft Power BI

OnDemand Webinar (88 minutes)

Learn how to masterfully create interactive reports with Power BI® Desktop.

There is way too much data to process out there, and your data may be in many different sources. How do you make sense of it all? Increasingly, organizations of all sizes are seeking to take advantage of the vast data available to them to identify previously undiscovered insights and gain competitive advantages. The premier tool for this is MS Power BI®, Excel's® big brother, on steroids. These big data desktop tools were out-of-reach just a few short years ago. Today Microsoft® Desktop Power BI® is free. Over the last few years, data has become the lifeblood of organizations. Those organizations that harness the power of big data business intelligence (BI) realize tangible competitive advantages. MS Power BI® allows mangers to rely less on the IT department and achieve more self-service, control, agility and focused business intelligence (BI) using both the data warehouse and outside sources. With MS Power BI® you can easily manipulate several databases. MS Power BI® is easy, fast, and free. This topic will show you how to create rich interactive reports with Power BI® Desktop.

Authors

Tom Fragale, DBA The PC Guy Consulting, INC

Agenda

Introduction to Power BI® Desktop

Loading the Data Model - Connecting Power BI® Desktop to Data Sources

• Access® Data

• Excel® Data

• SQL Server Data

Introduction to the Query Editor Interface: Editing Data

Understanding Database Relationships: Power BI® Data Modeling

Power BI® Desktop Report View: Creating Interactive Visualizations/Dashboards