Introducing Microsoft Power BI enables you to evaluate when and how to use Power BI. Get inspired to improve business processes in your company by leveraging the available analytical and collaborative features of this environment.
This book is targeted to a variety of readers. There are information workers and people who are totally new to the BI world. For those readers, the book acts as a simple introduction to the concepts that are the foundation of BI. Yet, another category of we wanted to target is that of IT professionals and database administrators who might need to drive the decisions of the company in adopting Power BI, because their users are asking for it. If this is you, this book acts as both a simple introduction to the basic concepts, to help you understand why users are so interested in Power BI, and as an overview of the capabilities and tools available in Power BI, so that you can make educated choices in adopting it. Power BI is not just a tool: it is an ecosystem that can integrate existing corporate BI with Self-Service BI. The last chapter of the book gives you an overview of these capabilities.
This open book is licensed under a Microsoft Open License. You can download Introducing Microsoft Power BI ebook for free in PDF format (13.0 MB).
Table of Contents
Introducing Power BI
Sharing the dashboard
Understanding data refresh
Using Power BI Desktop
Getting data from services and content packs
Building a data model
Improving Power BI reports
Using Microsoft Power BI in your company
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