Microsoft Power BI Complete Reference

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Learn
  • Connect to data sources using both import and DirectQuery options
  • Leverage built-in and custom visuals to design effective reports
  • Administer a Power BI cloud tenant for your organization
  • Deploy your Power BI Desktop files into the Power BI Report Server
  • Build efficient data retrieval and transformation processes 
  • Design scalable, user-friendly DirectQuery and import data models
  • Develop visually rich and interactive reports and dashboards
  • Manage and monitor the Power BI Service and On-Premises Data Gateway
About

Microsoft Power BI Complete Reference Guide gets you started with business intelligence by showing you how to install the Power BI toolset, design effective data models, and build basic dashboards and visualizations that make your data come to life.

In this Learning Path, you will learn to create powerful interactive reports by visualizing your data and learn visualization styles, tips and tricks to bring your data to life. You will be able to administer your organization's Power BI environment to create and share dashboards. You will also be able to streamline deployment by implementing security and regular data refreshes.

Next, you will delve deeper into the nuances of Power BI and handling projects. You will get acquainted with planning a Power BI project, development, and distribution of content, and deployment. You will learn to connect and extract data from various sources to create robust datasets, reports, and dashboards. Additionally, you will learn how to format reports and apply custom visuals, animation and analytics to further refine your data.

By the end of this Learning Path, you will learn to implement the various Power BI tools such as on-premises gateway together along with staging and securely distributing content via apps.

This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products:

  • Microsoft Power BI Quick Start Guide by Devin Knight et al. 
  • Mastering Microsoft Power BI by Brett Powell
Features
  • Get to grips with the fundamentals of Microsoft Power BI 
  • Combine data from multiple sources, create visuals, and publish reports across platforms
  • Understand Power BI concepts with real-world use cases
Page Count 794
Course Length 23 hours 49 minutes
ISBN 9781789950045
Date Of Publication 21 Dec 2018

Authors

Brett Powell

Brett Powell is the owner of Frontline Analytics, a data and analytics consulting firm and Microsoft Power BI partner. He has worked with Power BI technologies since they were first introduced with the Power Pivot add-in for Excel 2010 and has contributed to the design and delivery of Microsoft BI solutions across retail, manufacturing, finance, and professional services. He is also the author of Microsoft Power BI Cookbook and a regular speaker at Microsoft technology events such as the Power BI World Tour and the Data & BI Summit. He regularly shares technical tips and examples on his blog, Insight Quest, and is a co-organizer of the Boston BI User Group.

Devin Knight

Devin Knight a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and the Training Director at Pragmatic Works. At Pragmatic Works, Devin determines which courses are created, delivered, and updated for customers, including 10+ Power BI courses. This is his seventh SQL Server and Business Intelligence book to author. Devin often speaks at conferences like PASS Summit, PASS Business Analytics Conference, SQL Saturdays, and Code Camps. He is also a contributing member to several PASS Virtual Chapters. Making his home in Jacksonville, FL, Devin is the Vice President of the local Power BI User Group and SQL Server User Group (JSSUG). His personal blog can be found at Devin Knight's website.

Brian Knight

Brian Knight is the owner and founder of Pragmatic Works, and is a serial entrepreneur, starting up other companies. Brian is a contributing columnist at several technical magazines. He is the author of 16 technical books. Brian has spoken at conferences like PASS Summit, SQL Connections, TechEd, SQLSaturdays, and Code Camps. He has received a number of awards from the State of Florida, governor, and press, including the Business Ambassador Award (Governor) and Top CEO (Jacksonville Magazine). His blog can be found at Pragmatic Works website.

Manuel Quintana

Manuel Quintana is a Training Content Manager at Pragmatic Works. Previously he was senior manager working in the hotel industry. He joined the Pragmatic Works team in 2014 with no knowledge in the Business Intelligence space but now speaks at SQL Saturday's and SQL Server User Groups locally and virtually. He also teaches various BI technologies to many different fortune 500 companies on behalf of Pragmatic Works. Since 2014 he has called Jacksonville home and before that Orlando but he was born on the island of Puerto Rico and loves to go back and visit his family. When he isn't working on creating new content for Pragmatic Works you can probably find him playing board games or watching competitive soccer matches.

Mitchell Pearson

Mitchell Pearson has worked for Pragmatic Works for six years as a Business Intelligence Consultant and Training Content manager. Mitchell has experience developing enterprise level BI Solutions using the full suite of products offered by Microsoft (SSRS, SSIS, SSAS, & Power BI). Mitchell is very active in the community presenting at local user groups, SQL Saturday events, PASS virtual chapters and giving free webinars for Pragmatic Works. Mitchell can also be found blogging at Mitchellsql website. Mitchell is also the president of the local Power BI User Group in Jacksonville, Florida. In his spare time Mitchell spends his time with his wife and three kids. For fun Mitchell enjoys playing table top games with friends.