Introduction to Power BI

Power BI is the newest Microsoft Business Intelligence and Data Analysis tool. In this module we will go through basics of this product, and introduce all five components of Power BI (Power Query, Power Pivot, Power View, Power Map, and Power Q&A). You will see some demos and introduction about Power BI desktop, Office 365 Power BI subscription, and Power BI website, and mobile apps. You will see some basic demos of how easy to use is Power BI in some scenarios.

Power BI Essentials Agenda

Length: 2 minutes


In this training course you will learn Power BI from beginner to advance. You will learn how to use Power BI for simple data analysis situations as well as complex business intelligence scenarios. You will learn about Power BI Desktop, Power BI Website, and components of Power BI which are; Get and Transform (or Power Query), Modeling (or Power Pivot), and Visualization. You will also learn about Power Query Formula Language (Called M informally), and DAX. This course designed to give you an end to end view of Power BI, so you be able to use Power BI straight away in your everyday challenges for data analysis.

Introduction to Power BI; What is Power BI?

Length: 9 minutes


Power BI is not a new name in the BI market, components of Power BI has been in the market through different time periods. Some components such As Power BI Desktop is such new that released as general availability at 24th of July. On the other hand Power Pivot released at 2010 for the first time. Microsoft team worked through long period of time to build a big umbrella called Power BI, this big umbrella is not just a visualization tool such as Tableau, it is not just a self-service data analysis tool such as PivotTable and PivotChart in Excel, it is not just a cloud based tool for data analysis. Power BI is combination of all of those, and it is much more. With Power BI you can connect to many data sources (wide range of data sources supported, and more data sources add to the list every month). You can mash up the data as you want with a very powerful data mash up engine. You can model the data, build your star schema, or add measures and calculated columns with an In-Memory super fast engine. You can visualize data with great range of data visualization elements and customize it to tell the story behind the data. You can publish your dashboard and visualization tool in cloud and share it to those who you want. You can work with On-premises as well as Azure/cloud based data sources. and believe me there are much more things that you can do with Power BI which you can’t do with other products easily.

Power BI Desktop the First Experience

Length: 30 minutes


Power BI Desktop is the new development editor released 24th of July 2015 as general availability for Power BI. Power BI Desktop can connect to many data sources, transform the data, load it into a data model with relationship design, and finally visualize it in a report style. Power BI Desktop apply all of these actions on a *.pbix file, and it can publish the file directly to Power BI website where users can see the report and interact with it from web browser.

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