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Power BI Tutorial

Power BI is a tool that helps to visualize your data and share it to a group or team, or implant it in your mobile application or website. Power BI is able to connect to multiple data sources and make your data live using dashboards and reports. Power BI tool offers software, connector, and services like Power BI desktop, Power BI service, and Power BI apps for mobile. Business users and huge companies use Power BI app and services to manipulate and store their big data and generate different reports. This Power BI tutorial includes all the significant topics in Power BI and delivers a knowledge on how to use Power BI.

FUNDAMENTALS OF POWER BI

Before learning Power BI, one should have knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Data Modeling, and should be familiar with DAX language also.

Power BI can be used in different ways like desktop application is used to create reports, whereas Power BI Services (Software as a Service – SaaS) publishes these reports, and using Power BI mobile app one can view the reports and dashboards.

Power BI Desktop application is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

Power BI comprises of the following components:

  • Power BI Desktop− It is used to create reports and dashboards on the dataset
  • Power BI Gateway− You can use Power BI on-premises gateway to keep your data updated by linking to your on-premises data sources without moving and affecting the data
  • Power BI Mobile Apps− You can access your data from anywhere using Power BI mobile apps. Power BI apps are designed for Windows, iOS, and Android platform
  • Power BI Service– Power BI provides a cloud service and is used to publish Power BI dashboards and data visualizations

Power BI can connect to large range of data sources. You can click Get data option in Power BI desktop and it will display all the accessible data connections. It supports various flat files, SQL database, and Azure cloud and also web platforms such as Facebook, Google Analytics, and Salesforce objects.

Below given are the available data sources in Power BI −

  • Flat Files
  • SQL Database
  • OData Feed
  • Blank Query
  • Azure Cloud platform
  • Online Services
  • Blank Query

POWER BI TIPS AND TRICKS

Power BI tips and tricks helps in creating a base for new and innovative users to learn and enlarge their skills and knowledge of how to get the most out of Power BI. Distinct to many tools, Power BI is continuously altering and adding new features and techniques. Though it sounds exciting, it can also be a scary task to keep up with. Therefore, we have made available all the tips and tricks to use Power BI. To learn Power BI tips and tricks in this Power BI tutorial, click here

HOW TO DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL POWER BI?

In this Power BI tutorial, you will learn to check the system requirements, installation files detail then you have to navigate to “Advanced download options”. Click here to learn how to download & Install  Power BI tool.

HOW CAN YOU CREATE A POWER BI TEMPALATE?

When using Power BI for your analysis, you’re bound to create a few dashboards that you really love and use often. This Power BI tutorial will teach you to streamline your process and standardize your reports by creating templates that give you the ability to upload different data sources and automatically rebuild your charts and formats in a new, dynamic dashboard. Click here to learn more.

POWER BI DESKTOP KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

Keyboard shortcuts is an exciting topic for developers that can actually advance your report development in Power BI Desktop. In this Power BI tutorial, you will learn keyboard shortcuts/hotkeys when writing DAX in Power BI Desktop. To learn more, click here.

HOW TO CREATE DASHBOARD IN POWER BI?

A Power BI dashboard is actually of one page and it is usually called as canvas. It uses visualizations to create a story. Because it is limited to one page, a well-designed dashboard contains only the most-important elements of that story.

The visualizations that are displayed on the dashboard are called tiles. These tiles are pinned to the dashboard from reports. The visualizations on a dashboard are derived from reports and each report depends on one data set. To study in detail you can click here.

HOW TO CREATE POWER BI LAYOUT?

Power BI has this excessive functionality where the user can download current layouts which make the Power BI reports more prominent. You can also do it yourself using a trick.

You can create layouts in PowerPoint and then save them as images. Then insert them into your Power BI report as an image and send the image right to the back. Click here to know more about this Power BI tutorial.

POWER BI DASHBOARD VS POWER BI REPORT

A dashboard is more of an advanced view of something precised that you want to monitor. It gives you a high-level view of what it is you are monitoring and alerts you to issues that might be happening. It also gives you information in order to action something.

Reports give more detailed information for day to day operational type activities.  You can have a dashboard that drills down into a detailed report; to understand this Power BI tutorial in detail, click here.

 

 

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