Beginning Power BI with Excel 2013

Self-Service Business Intelligence Using Power Pivot, Power View, Power Query, and Power Map

  • Authors
  • Dan Clark

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Building Models in Power Pivot

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dan Clark
      Pages 3-18
    3. Dan Clark
      Pages 19-51
    4. Dan Clark
      Pages 53-70
    5. Dan Clark
      Pages 71-86
    6. Dan Clark
      Pages 87-111
    7. Dan Clark
      Pages 113-132
  3. Building Interactive Reports and Dashboards with Power View

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
  4. Exploring and Presenting Data with Power Query and Power Map

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Dan Clark
      Pages 217-234
    3. Dan Clark
      Pages 235-253
    4. Dan Clark
      Pages 255-274
    5. Dan Clark
      Pages 275-294
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 295-300

About this book


Understanding your company’s data has never been easier than with Microsoft’s new Power BI package for Excel 2013. Consisting of four powerful tools—Power Pivot, Power View, Power Query and Power Maps—Power BI makes self-service business intelligence a reality for a wide range of users, bridging the traditional gap between Excel users, business analysts and IT experts and making it easier for everyone to work together to build the data models that can give you game-changing insights into your business.

Beginning Power BI with Excel 2013 guides you step by step through the process of analyzing and visualizing your data. Daniel R. Clark, an expert in BI training and a regular speaker on these topics, takes you through each tool in turn, using hands-on activities to consolidate what you’ve learned in each chapter.

Starting with Power Pivot, you will create robust scalable data models which will serve as the foundation of your data analysis. Once you have mastered creating suitable data models, you will use them to build compelling interactive visualizations in Power View. It’s often necessary to combine data from disparate sources into a data model. Power Query allows you to easily discover, combine, and refine data from a variety of sources, so you can make accurate judgments with all the available information. Geographical awareness is another common requirement of data analysis. Using Power Maps you will create captivating visualizations that map your data in space and time.

Beginning Power BI with Excel 2013 is your practical guide to getting maximum insight from your data, and presenting it with impact.

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