Master Your Data with Excel and Power BI

Leveraging Power Query to Get and Transform Your Task Flow
Author: Miguel Escobar,Ken Puls
Publisher: Holy Macro! Books
ISBN: 9781615470587
Category: Computers
Page: 256
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Power Query is the amazing new data cleansing tool in both Excel and Power BI Desktop. Do you find yourself performing the same data cleansing steps day after day? Power Query will make it faster to clean your data the first time. While Power Query is powerful, the interface is subtle--there are tools hiding in plain sight that are easy to miss. Go beyond the obvious and take Power Query to new levels with this book.

Super Charge Power BI

Power BI Is Better When You Learn to Write DAX
Author: Matt Allington
Publisher: Tickling Keys, Inc.
ISBN: 1615473602
Category: Computers
Page: 180
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Power BI is a powerful self-service (and enterprise) business intelligence (BI) tool that was first made generally available by Microsoft in July 2015. Power BI is a complete BI package that covers the end to end BI process including data acquisition (get data), data modelling (prepare/model the data) and data visualisation (analyse the data). And there is a lot of good news about this tool including the fact that the skills needed to succeed with Power BI are fully transferable to Microsoft Excel. There are 3 learning areas required to master everything Power BI Desktop has to offer.1. The M Language - used for data acquisition2. The DAX Language - used to prepare and model data3. Visualisation and analysis - used to present data in a compelling wayPower BI is probably the first commercial grade software product that brings all of these areas into a single software package that is completely accessible to a business user (you don't need to be an IT pro). This book focuses on number 2 above, the DAX language (Data Analysis Expressions). Super Charge Power BI Desktop is the second book written by Matt Allington and is a sister book to his first book Learn to Write DAX (first released Dec 2015). Super Charge Power BI Desktop uses the same learning and practice exercise framework as used in Learn to Write DAX however the entire book is written using the Power BI Desktop user interface. Unfortunately simply reading a book is normally not enough for Excel users wanting to get the most out of Power BI Desktop and to learn the DAX language - most people will also need some practice. Super Charge Power BI Desktop is different to other books - it is written in such a way to clearly explain the concepts of Power BI data modelling while at the same time giving hands-on practice to deeply engage the reader to help the new knowledge and concepts stick. The book first presents the theory, then provides worked through sample exercises demonstrating each of the concepts, and finally it provides the reader with practice exercises and answers to maximize learning retention.

Mastering Microsoft Power BI

Expert techniques for effective data analytics and business intelligence
Author: Brett Powell
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1788292286
Category: Computers
Page: 638
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Design, create and manage robust Power BI solutions to gain meaningful business insights Key Features Master all the dashboarding and reporting features of Microsoft Power BI Combine data from multiple sources, create stunning visualizations and publish your reports across multiple platforms A comprehensive guide with real-world use cases and examples demonstrating how you can get the best out of Microsoft Power BI Book Description This book is intended for business intelligence professionals responsible for the design and development of Power BI content as well as managers, architects and administrators who oversee Power BI projects and deployments. The chapters flow from the planning of a Power BI project through the development and distribution of content to the administration of Power BI for an organization. BI developers will learn how to create sustainable and impactful Power BI datasets, reports, and dashboards. This includes connecting to data sources, shaping and enhancing source data, and developing an analytical data model. Additionally, top report and dashboard design practices are described using features such as Bookmarks and the Power KPI visual. BI managers will learn how Power BI’s tools work together such as with the On-premises data gateway and how content can be staged and securely distributed via Apps. Additionally, both the Power BI Report Server and Power BI Premium are reviewed. By the end of this book, you will be confident in creating effective charts, tables, reports or dashboards for any kind of data using the tools and techniques in Microsoft PowerBI. What you will learn Build efficient data retrieval and transformation processes with the Power Query M Language Design scalable, user-friendly DirectQuery and Import Data Models Develop visually rich, immersive, and interactive reports and dashboards Maintain version control and stage deployments across development, test, and production environments Manage and monitor the Power BI Service and the On-premises data gateway Develop a fully on-premise solution with the Power BI Report Server Scale up a Power BI solution via Power BI Premium capacity and migration to Azure Analysis Services or SQL Server Analysis Services Who this book is for Business Intelligence professionals and existing Power BI users looking to master Power BI for all their data visualization and dashboarding needs will find this book to be useful. While understanding of the basic BI concepts is required, some exposure to Microsoft Power BI will be helpful.

Collect, Transform and Combine Data Using Power Bi and Power Query in Excel


Author: Gil Raviv
Publisher: Pearson Professional
ISBN: 9781509307951
Category: Computers
Page: 368
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Did you know that there is a technology inside Excel, and Power BI, that allows you to create magic in your data, avoid repetitive manual work, and save you time and money? Using Excel and Power BI, you can: Save time by eliminating the pain of copying and pasting data into workbooks and then manually cleaning that data. Gain productivity by properly preparing data yourself, rather than relying on others to do it. Gain effiiciency by reducing the time it takes to prepare data for analysis, and make informed decisions more quickly. With the data connectivity and transformative technology found in Excel and Power BI, users with basic Excel skills import data and then easily reshape and cleanse that data, using simple intuitive user interfaces. Known as "Get & Transform" in Excel 2016, as the "Power Query" separate add-in in Excel 2013 and 2010, and included in Power BI, you'll use this technology to tackle common data challenges, resolving them with simple mouse clicks and lightweight formula editing. With your new data transformation skills acquired through this book, you will be able to create an automated transformation of virtually any type of data set to mine its hidden insights.

The Definitive Guide to DAX

Business intelligence with Microsoft Excel, SQL Server Analysis Services, and Power BI
Author: Alberto Ferrari,Marco Russo
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 0735698376
Category: Computers
Page: 592
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This comprehensive and authoritative guide will teach you the DAX language for business intelligence, data modeling, and analytics. Leading Microsoft BI consultants Marco Russo and Alberto Ferrari help you master everything from table functions through advanced code and model optimization. You’ll learn exactly what happens under the hood when you run a DAX expression, how DAX behaves differently from other languages, and how to use this knowledge to write fast, robust code. If you want to leverage all of DAX’s remarkable power and flexibility, this no-compromise “deep dive” is exactly what you need. Perform powerful data analysis with DAX for Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, Excel, and Power BI Master core DAX concepts, including calculated columns, measures, and error handling Understand evaluation contexts and the CALCULATE and CALCULATETABLE functions Perform time-based calculations: YTD, MTD, previous year, working days, and more Work with expanded tables, complex functions, and elaborate DAX expressions Perform calculations over hierarchies, including parent/child hierarchies Use DAX to express diverse and unusual relationships Measure DAX query performance with SQL Server Profiler and DAX Studio

High Impact Data Visualization with Power View, Power Map, and Power BI


Author: Adam Aspin
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430266171
Category: Computers
Page: 552
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High Impact Data Visualization with Power View, Power Map, and Power BI helps you take business intelligence delivery to a new level that is interactive, engaging, even fun, all while driving commercial success through sound decision-making. Learn to harness the power of Microsoft’s flagship, self-service business intelligence suite to deliver compelling and interactive insight with remarkable ease. Learn the essential techniques needed to enhance the look and feel of reports and dashboards so that you can seize your audience’s attention and provide them with clear and accurate information. Also learn to integrate data from a variety of sources and create coherent data models displaying clear metrics and attributes. Power View is Microsoft's ground-breaking tool for ad-hoc data visualization and analysis. It's designed to produce elegant and visually arresting output. It's also built to enhance user experience through polished interactivity. Power Map is a similarly powerful mechanism for analyzing data across geographic and political units. Power Query lets you load, shape and streamline data from multiple sources. PowerPivot can extend and develop data into a dynamic model. Power BI allows you to share your findings with colleagues, and present your insights to clients. High Impact Data Visualization with Power View, Power Map, and Power BI helps you master this suite of powerful tools from Microsoft. You'll learn to identify data sources, and to save time by preparing your underlying data correctly. You'll also learn to deliver your powerful visualizations and analyses through the cloud to PCs, tablets and smartphones. Simple techniques take raw data and convert it into information. Slicing and dicing metrics delivers interactive insight. Visually arresting output grabs and focuses attention on key indicators.

The Microsoft Data Warehouse Toolkit

With SQL Server 2008 R2 and the Microsoft Business Intelligence Toolset
Author: Joy Mundy,Warren Thornthwaite
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118067956
Category: Computers
Page: 704
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Best practices and invaluable advice from world-renowned data warehouse experts In this book, leading data warehouse experts from the Kimball Group share best practices for using the upcoming “Business Intelligence release” of SQL Server, referred to as SQL Server 2008 R2. In this new edition, the authors explain how SQL Server 2008 R2 provides a collection of powerful new tools that extend the power of its BI toolset to Excel and SharePoint users and they show how to use SQL Server to build a successful data warehouse that supports the business intelligence requirements that are common to most organizations. Covering the complete suite of data warehousing and BI tools that are part of SQL Server 2008 R2, as well as Microsoft Office, the authors walk you through a full project lifecycle, including design, development, deployment and maintenance. Features more than 50 percent new and revised material that covers the rich new feature set of the SQL Server 2008 R2 release, as well as the Office 2010 release Includes brand new content that focuses on PowerPivot for Excel and SharePoint, Master Data Services, and discusses updated capabilities of SQL Server Analysis, Integration, and Reporting Services Shares detailed case examples that clearly illustrate how to best apply the techniques described in the book The accompanying Web site contains all code samples as well as the sample database used throughout the case studies The Microsoft Data Warehouse Toolkit, Second Edition provides you with the knowledge of how and when to use BI tools such as Analysis Services and Integration Services to accomplish your most essential data warehousing tasks.

High Impact Data Visualization in Excel with Power View, 3D Maps, Get & Transform and Power BI


Author: Adam Aspin
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1484224000
Category: Computers
Page: 599
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Take business intelligence delivery to a new level that is interactive, engaging, even fun, all while driving commercial success through sound decision making. Do this through the power of visualization using this updated edition covering new features and added support for visualization in Excel 2016, and describing the latest developments in Get & Transform and DAX. The example data set has also been updated to demonstrate all that Microsoft's self-service business intelligence suite is now capable of. High Impact Data Visualization in Excel with Power View, 3D Maps, Get & Transform and Power BI, 2nd Edition helps in harnessing the power of Microsoft’s flagship, self-service business intelligence suite to deliver compelling and interactive insight with remarkable ease. Learn the essential techniques needed to enhance the look and feel of reports and dashboards so that you can seize your audience’s attention and provide them with clear and accurate information. Also learn to integrate data from a variety of sources and create coherent data models displaying clear metrics and attributes. Power View is Microsoft's ground-breaking tool for ad-hoc data visualization and analysis. It's designed to produce elegant and visually arresting output. It's also built to enhance user experience through polished interactivity. Power Map is a similarly powerful mechanism for analyzing data across geographic and political units. Get & Transform lets you load, shape and streamline data from multiple sources. Power Pivot can extend and develop data into a dynamic model. Power BI allows you to share your findings with colleagues, and present your insights to clients. High Impact Data Visualization in Excel with Power View, 3D Maps, Get & Transform and Power BI, 2nd Edition helps you master this suite of powerful tools from Microsoft. You'll learn to identify data sources, and to save time by preparing your underlying data correctly. You'll also learn to deliver your powerful visualizations and analyses through the cloud to PCs, tablets and smartphones. Simple techniques take raw data and convert it into information. Slicing and dicing metrics delivers interactive insight. Visually arresting output grabs and focuses attention on key indicators. What You Will Learn Produce designer output that will astound your bosses and peers. Drive business intelligence from Excel using BI in the Cloud. Gather source data from corporate and public sources. Integrate charts, maps, and tables to deliver visually stunning information. Discover new insights as you chop and tweak your data as never before. Adapt delivery to mobile devices. Outshine competing products and enhance existing skills. Who This Book Is For Any Power BI Desktop, Excel or SharePoint user. Business Intelligence developers, power users, IT managers, finance experts, and more can use this book to outshine the competition by producing high-impact business intelligence reporting on a variety of devices from a variety of sources.

Dashboarding & Reporting with Power BI

How to Design and Create a Financial Dashboard with Power BI – End to End
Author: Kasper de Jonge
Publisher: Tickling Keys, Inc.
ISBN: 1615473637
Category: Computers
Page: 175
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Microsoft’s revolutionary Power BI is a tool that allows users to create and transform data into reports and dashboards in new and much more powerful ways.This book, written by a member of Microsoft’s Power BI team, provides a practical step by step guide on creating a financial dashboard. The book covers in detail how to combine and shape the relevant data, build the dashboard in Power BI, providing layout and design tips and tricks, prepare the model to work with fiscal dates, and show values used in many financial reports, including year-to-date, variance-to-target, percentage-of-total, and running totals reports.

Power Excel 2016 with MrExcel

Master Pivot Tables, Subtotals, Charts, VLOOKUP, IF, Data Analysis in Excel 2010–2013
Author: Bill Jelen
Publisher: Tickling Keys, Inc.
ISBN: 1615473556
Category: Computers
Page: 529
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Updating the previous edition's tips to include features in Excel 2016, this new edition of MrExcel's popular software guide even incorporates suggestions sent in by readers. Each featured topic has a problem statement and description, followed by a broad strategy for solving the problem. MrExcel then walks readers through the specific steps to solve the issue. Alternate strategies are also provided, along with common scenarios that trip users up, leaving readers with not only answers to their specific dilemmas but also new and quicker ways to use formulas and spreadsheets.

Microsoft Excel 2013 Building Data Models with PowerPivot

Building Data Models with PowerPivot
Author: Alberto Ferrari,Marco Russo
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0735676569
Category: Computers
Page: 500
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Your guide to quickly turn data into results. Transform your skills, data, and business—and create your own BI solutions using software you already know and love: Microsoft Excel. Two business intelligence (BI) experts take you inside PowerPivot functionality for Excel 2013, with a focus on real world scenarios, problem-solving, and data modeling. You'll learn how to quickly turn mass quantities of data into meaningful information and on-the-job results—no programming required! Understand the differences between PowerPivot for Self Service BI and SQL Server Analysis Services for Corporate BI Extend your existing data-analysis skills to create your own BI solutions Quickly manipulate large data sets, often in millions of rows Perform simple-to-sophisticated calculations and what-if analysis Create complex reporting systems with data modeling and Data Analysis Expressions Share your results effortlessly across your organization using Microsoft SharePoint Authors’ note on using Microsoft Excel 2016: This book’s content was written against Excel 2013, but it is useful and valid for users of Excel 2016 too. Excel 2016 introduces several new DAX functions and an improved editor for DAX without changing any existing behavior. In other words, all of the concepts and examples explained in this book continue to work with Excel 2016.

Excel 2016 für Dummies


Author: Greg Harvey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527802304
Category: Computers
Page: 389
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Excel-Tabellen leicht gemacht Man denkt zuerst an Excel, wenn man an Tabellenkalkulation denkt. Greg Harvey stellt Ihnen in diesem Buch die neue Version von Excel vor. Er führt Sie Schritt für Schritt in die Welt der Tabellen, Diagramme, Formeln und Funktionen ein und gibt Ihnen zahlreiche Tipps und Tricks an die Hand, wie Sie Ihre Arbeit mit Excel so effizient wie möglich gestalten können. Dank dieser gelungenen Anleitung kommen Excel-Neulinge und -Umsteiger auf die Version 2016 schnell und sicher mit dem Programm zurecht.

Microsoft Business Intelligence Tools for Excel Analysts


Author: Michael Alexander,Jared Decker,Bernard Wehbe
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118821564
Category: Computers
Page: 384
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Bridge the big data gap with Microsoft BusinessIntelligence Tools for Excel Analysts The distinction between departmental reporting done by businessanalysts with Excel and the enterprise reporting done by ITdepartments with SQL Server and SharePoint tools is more blurry nowthan ever before. With the introduction of robust new features likePowerPivot and Power View, it is essential for business analysts toget up to speed with big data tools that in the past have beenreserved for IT professionals. Written by a team of BusinessIntelligence experts, Microsoft Business Intelligence Tools forExcel Analysts introduces business analysts to the rich toolsetand reporting capabilities that can be leveraged to moreeffectively source and incorporate large datasets in theiranalytics while saving them time and simplifying the reportingprocess. Walks you step-by-step through important BI tools likePowerPivot, SQL Server, and SharePoint and shows you how to movedata back and forth between these tools and Excel Shows you how to leverage relational databases, slice data intovarious views to gain different visibility perspectives, createeye-catching visualizations and dashboards, automate SQL Serverdata retrieval and integration, and publish dashboards and reportsto the web Details how you can use SQL Server’s built-in functionsto analyze large amounts of data, Excel pivot tables to access andreport OLAP data, and PowerPivot to create powerful reportingmechanisms You’ll get on top of the Microsoft BI stack and all it cando to enhance Excel data analysis with this one-of-a-kind guidewritten for Excel analysts just like you.

Introducing Microsoft Azure HDInsight


Author: Avkash Chauhan,Valentine Fontama,Michele Hart,Wee-Hyong Tok,Buck Woody
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 0133965910
Category: Computers
Page: 94
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Microsoft Azure HDInsight is Microsoft’s 100 percent compliant distribution of Apache Hadoop on Microsoft Azure. This means that standard Hadoop concepts and technologies apply, so learning the Hadoop stack helps you learn the HDInsight service. At the time of this writing, HDInsight (version 3.0) uses Hadoop version 2.2 and Hortonworks Data Platform 2.0. In Introducing Microsoft Azure HDInsight, we cover what big data really means, how you can use it to your advantage in your company or organization, and one of the services you can use to do that quickly–specifically, Microsoft’s HDInsight service. We start with an overview of big data and Hadoop, but we don’t emphasize only concepts in this book–we want you to jump in and get your hands dirty working with HDInsight in a practical way. To help you learn and even implement HDInsight right away, we focus on a specific use case that applies to almost any organization and demonstrate a process that you can follow along with. We also help you learn more. In the last chapter, we look ahead at the future of HDInsight and give you recommendations for self-learning so that you can dive deeper into important concepts and round out your education on working with big data.

Excel-VBA für Dummies


Author: John Walkenbach
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527709282
Category:
Page: 411
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Um noch mehr aus Excel herauszuholen, empfiehlt sich die VBA-Programmierung, mit der Sie Excel auf Ihre Bedürfnisse zuschneiden können. John Walkenbach zeigt Ihnen, wie Sie Excel-Berechnungen mit VBA automatisieren. Er erklärt Ihnen zunächst die notwendigen VBA-Grundlagen und wichtigsten Werkzeuge sowie VBA-Abläufe des VBA-Editors. Außerdem erhalten Sie eine Übersicht über die wichtigsten Bestandteile und Begriffe, die für die VBA-Programmierung in Excel relevant sind, und Sie erfahren, wie Sie Programmierfehler ausfindig machen und beheben.

Microsoft Excel 2019 Inside Out


Author: Bill Jelen
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 9781509307692
Category: Computers
Page: 864
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Conquer Microsoft Excel 2019-from the inside out! Dive into Microsoft Excel 2019-and really put your spreadsheet expertise to work. This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, tips, and workarounds-all you need to make the most of Excel's most powerful tools for analyzing data and making better decisions. Renowned Excel expert Bill Jelen offers a complete tour of Excel 2019 and Excel in Office 365, from efficient interface customizations to advanced analysis, visualizations, and dashboards. Discover how experts tackle today's key tasks-and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery. Enter formulas more efficiently, and fully control operators and dates Master the most widely-used functions in Excel Integrate external data from the web and other sources Easily transform complex datasets with Power Query Quickly summarize millions of records with Pivot Tables Perform ad hoc analyses with slicers and other filters Create advanced data mashups with Power Pivot Solve complex problems with What-If, Scenario Manager, Goal Seek, and Solver Automate repetitive tasks by editing recorded VBA code Demystify data with conditional formatting and other visualization techniques Use the newest maps, charts, and data types in Excel Show geographical changes over time with animated 3D maps Use dynamic array functions: SORT, FILTER, UNIQUE, SORTBY and SEQUENCE Find insights using Excel's new artificial intelligence Collaborate via Excel 2019's breakthrough CoAuthoring tools Publish Power BI Desktop dashboards based on Excel data

Mastering Excel

Power Query
Author: Mark Moore
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781546909071
Category:
Page: 66
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Welcome another lesson in the Mastering Excel series. This lesson is a slight departure from previous lessons. This lesson is looking into the future and delving into what Excel is becoming: a powerhouse for data analysis. Power Query is the first step in analyzing data, before you do any substantial analysis, you need to get the data into Excel. Not only get data into Excel but probably clean it up. Parse columns, join columns, remove errors, you know, that kind of stuff. Of course, you can add a column with formulas to do this. That will work for 100 or 1,000 rows of data. What about 250,000, 700,000 or even 1,000,000 rows? Excel really slows down with that many calculations. Power Query solves this. It shapes the data before it gets into Excel. You will learn how to use Power query to split columns, parse data, check for errors, get data from multiple files in a folder, and more. Power Query remembers all the steps you took. To get new data, you simply have to click the 'Refresh' button. ***OK, THIS IS IMPORTANT*** Power Query is a new feature in Excel. It is standard in Excel 2016 and it can be installed in some previous versions of Excel, but not all. Before buying this lesson, please go to this Microsoft website, check out the requirements and try to install Power Query. https: //www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39379 If you cannot install Power Query because you do not have the correct version of Excel, you will not be able to follow along with this lesson.