Beginning Power BI - A Practical Guide.pdf - Dan Clark Beginning Power BI A Practical Guide to Self-Service Data Analytics with Excel 2016 and Power BI

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Dan Clark Beginning Power BI A Practical Guide to Self-Service Data Analytics with Excel 2016 and Power BI Desktop 2nd ed.
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Dan Clark Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA Any source code or other supplementary material referenced by the author in this book is available to readers on GitHub via the book’s product page, located at . For more detailed information, please visit . ISBN 978-1-4842-2576-9 e-ISBN 978-1-4842-2577-6 DOI 10.1007/978-1-4842-2577-6 Library of Congress Control Number: 2017934876 © Dan Clark 2017 This work is subject to copyright. All rights are solely and exclusively licensed by the Publisher, whether the whole or part of the material is concerned, specifically the rights of translation, reprinting, reuse of illustrations, recitation, broadcasting, reproduction on microfilms or in any other physical way, and transmission or information storage and retrieval, electronic adaptation, computer software, or by similar or dissimilar methodology now known or hereafter developed. Trademarked names, logos, and images may appear in this book. Rather than use a trademark symbol with every occurrence of a trademarked name, logo, or image we use the names, logos, and images only in an editorial fashion and to the benefit of the trademark owner, with no intention of infringement of the trademark. The use in this publication of trade names, trademarks, service marks, and similar terms, even if they are not identified as such, is not to be taken as an expression of opinion as to whether or not they are subject to proprietary rights. While the advice and information in this book are believed to be true and accurate at the date of publication, neither the authors nor the editors nor the publisher can accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that
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may be made. The publisher makes no warranty, express or implied, with respect to the material contained herein. Printed on acid-free paper Distributed to the book trade worldwide by Springer Science+Business Media New York, 233 Spring Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10013. Phone 1-800- SPRINGER, fax (201) 348-4505, e-mail [email protected], or visit . Apress Media, LLC is a California LLC and the sole member (owner) is Springer Science + Business Media Finance Inc (SSBM Finance Inc). SSBM Finance Inc is a Delaware corporation.
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Introduction Self-service business intelligence (BI)—you have heard the hype, seen the sales demos, and are ready to give it a try. Now what? You have probably checked out a few web sites for examples, given them a try, and learned a thing or two, but you are probably still left wondering how all the pieces fit together and how you go about creating a complete solution. If so, this book is for you. It takes you step by step through the process of analyzing data using the tools that are at the core of Microsoft’s self-service BI offering: Power Query, Power Pivot, and Power BI.
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