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

  • Length: 599 pages
  • Edition: 2nd ed.
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2016-11-16
  • ISBN-10: 1484223993
  • ISBN-13: 9781484223994
  • Sales Rank: #1775392 (See Top 100 Books)

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Self-Service Business Intelligence with Excel 2016
Chapter 2: Power View and Tables
Chapter 3: Filtering Data in Power View
Chapter 4: Charts in Power View
Chapter 5: Advanced Charting with Power View
Chapter 6: Interactive Data Selection in Power View
Chapter 7: Images and Presentation in Power View
Chapter 8: Mapping Data in Power View
Chapter 9: 3D Maps
Chapter 10: Discovering and Loading Data with Get & Transform in Excel 2016
Chapter 11: Transforming Data Sets Using Get & Transform
Chapter 12: Data Cleansing with Get & Transform
Chapter 13: Data Mashup with Get & Transform
Chapter 14: Extending the Excel Data Model Using Power Pivot
Chapter 15: Extending the Data Model with Calculated Columns
Chapter 16: Adding Measures to the Data Model
Chapter 17: Analyzing Data over Time with DAX
Chapter 18: Self-Service Business Intelligence with PowerBI.com

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