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Data Analysis with Microsoft Power BI by Brian Larson

Extract meaningful business insights from your disparate enterprise data using the detailed information contained in this practical guide.

Written by a recognized BI expert and bestselling author, Data Analysis with Microsoft Power BI teaches you the skills you need to interact with, author, and maintain robust visualizations and custom data models. Hands-on exercises based on real-life business scenarios clearly demonstrate each technique. Publishing your results to the Power BI Service and Power BI Report Server are also fully covered.


Inside the book, you will discover how to:

  • Understand Business Intelligence and self-service analytics
  • Explore the tools and features of Microsoft Power BI
  • Create and format effective data visualizations
  • Incorporate advanced interactivity and custom graphics
  • Build and populate accurate data models
  • Transform data using the Power BI Query Editor
  • Work with measures, calculated columns, and tabular models
  • Write powerful DAX language scripts
  • Share content on the Power BI Service
  • Store your visualizations on the Power BI Report Server

The I.T. Leaders’ Handbook by John Bredesen

Is your IT department working harder than ever and still falling behind? Does the organization have unreasonable expectations and tightening budgets? Do you have a strong understanding of your company’s needs and priorities? Drawing on over 25 years of IT experience, John has learned that leading the IT department is more than just understanding technology. You must also understand the Business and the People and how everything works together.

The IT Leader’s Handbook will get you going in the right direction in four major areas: Foundations, Business, People, and Technology. Concepts like Focus & Finish, Square Root Of Change, and Proactivity Is Overrated, along with real-world advice, will help you raise your game and be a better IT Leader.


Power BI Supplemental Information

The following articles are supplementary information for our book, Data Analysis with Microsoft Power BI. Chapter number indicates what section of the book corresponds with the supplementary articles.

Chapter 06 - Basic Data Visualization

Chapter 07 - Visualization Formatting

Chapter 15 - Sharing content on

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