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Microsoft Power BI - Introduction to Microsoft's Self-Service BI Platform


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Introduction to Microsoft's Power BI platform including Power Query, Power Pivot, Power View and Power Map

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Microsoft Power BI - Introduction to Microsoft's Self-Service BI Platform

  1. 1. Microsoft Power BI Introduction to Microsoft’s Self-Service BI Platform @JohnBerry 
  2. 2. Self-Service BI Conventional BI Focuses on internal business data Highly structured, well-defined data model Designed by BI professionals Support for large data sets Not usually real-time data High level of change control Self-Service BI Often focuses on mashups of internal and external data Ad-hoc adaptive data models Designed by analysts or BI professionals Support for small to medium-sized data sets Sometimes real-time data Little change control
  3. 3. Microsoft Self- Serve BI Architecture SQL Server Azure SQL Database Power Query Power Pivot Power View / Power Map Power BI for Office 365 Data Storage Platform Excel Add-Ins Cloud Collaboration Azure Machine Learning
  4. 4. Excel Power Add-ins Power Query Power Pivot Power View • Loads data from a variety of data sources • Join across data sources to create mashups • Perform basic data transformations • Output tabular data sources into Excel Data Model or Worksheets • In-memory analytics engine (xVelocity) • Define relationships across tabular data sources • Query data using DAX • Visualize data with tables or charts • Create interactive dashboards • Some overlap with conventional Excel dataviz tools • Collaborate on dashboards using Office 365
  5. 5. How to Get Power BI for Excel Excel 2013 Standalone License ($99 on Amazon) Office 2013 Professional Plus License (Enterprise Agreement) Power BI for Office 365 ($52 per month)
  6. 6. Demo Time A Quick walk-through of Power Query, Power Pivot, and Power View