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As of 2019, Microsoft’s Power BI is the leading analytics and business intelligence platform available on mobile applications, clouds, on-premise data gateway, data-modeling applications, report-authorizing applications, and other utilities. 

This audiobook offers a comprehensive analysis of the powerful tools and features contained in Power BI’s arsenal. It includes the stepwise directions on how to start a Power BI project and how to share the project with a large number of users. As a listener, the audiobook will get you familiarized with the basic concepts of Power BI and how its datasets, dashboards, and reports can be used to give insights and interactive experiences. 

This audiobook will help you become conversant with management techniques and administration topics available on Power BI. With the knowledge acquired in the audiobook, you will be able to utilize Power BI’s powerful features and carry out successful Power BI projects for your organization. Some of the topics covered in the audiobook include: 

  • Introduction to Power BI 
  • Dashboard sharing on Power BI 
  • Loading of data from different data sources into Power BI 
  • Data transformation 
  • Data modeling

Combined together the tutorial topics listed above make a practical and potent beginner's guide. The flow of the audiobook is designed for the listeners to follow and apply the instructions given as they are listening along. The approach is meant to encourage the listener not only to visualize, but also actualize the step-by-step form of instructions given in the audiobook. 

Thanks to Power BI, Excel can also analyze and prepare large amounts of data. With this audiobook, you get everything you need for everyday work: comprehensive and understandable explanations based on clear, practical scenarios. I will show you how to handle raw data from different data sources and how to clean, link, analyze, and visualize them. You will find out how you can efficiently combine functions with Power Query, Power Pivot, Power BI Desktop, and how to use business intelligence profitably for your company! 

It is aimed at any professional who needs to report and perform data analysis efficiently. You do not need to have an analyst position in your work portfolio. Even if you already have experience with Power BI, you are sure to get important resources out of this audiobook. 

As I mentioned above, in this audiobook, you will learn the data analysis process using Power BI functions and tools, from how to install and how to schedule automatic updating of your reports to perform analytics. 

As with every new skill, learning Power BI requires some effort. I have structured the audiobook in such a way that you can master and apply everything in the audiobook in a systemic way. 

Once complete, you’ll be able to use this knowledge in your company and reap the results of high-quality reports, thus ensuring recognition and safety in your field. 

You will learn how to manage the data sources in Power BI, Q&A for Natural Language Query, Power BI Architecture, Publishing and Scheduling Reports, etc. The audiobook has individual chapters for Power BI Desktop functionalities, Power BI real-time dashboard, Report Generation and Mail, Dynamic low-level security, Toggle buttons, Tooltip features, and more. 

This audiobook will help you learn the navigation pane, dashboard tiles, designer files, sorting data, scheduling automatic refreshes, and report generation using visualization. You will get to learn exciting details on how to integrate Power BI with SharePoint and Dynamics 365 with a detailed description. After learning the above, you will be able to create a Power BI report and publish them on SharePoint easily.

©2020 Daniel Jones (P)2020 Daniel Jones

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  • Maria Samson
  • 07-07-2020

Comprehensive guide

If you are looking for a guide to let you know all the essential information about Power BI, then I recommend it to you.

This guide targets beginners who are planning to start a career as a business intelligence professional. The book was well written and it’s done in a reader-friendly and easy to follow manner. The examples are very practical linking to real-life data challenges.

Daniel breaks things done into basic straightforward components. I will continue to listen to this book over and over again till I can completely take full information about power BI.

After I listened to this guide, I would say that this is one of the most comprehensive Power BI and Power Query courses that I have ever had. I not only learned Pivot Tables, but also the Conditional Formatting, Macros, Filters, Power Pivot, Principles For Creating Visuals And Reports, Data Processing, Data Relationship And Modeling, Calculations And Dax, and more.

I found the course simple but effective. Thank you, Daniel, for sharing his wisdom which will allow me to save heaps of time and stress when working with Power BI and Power Query.

I would say that this is highly recommended for beginners that are totally new to the BI world.

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  • Mellorz David
  • 11-07-2020

Good and concise intro to get you up

I was a Pivot Table novice when I started this course but with just a few lessons I was becoming more and more confident at using Pivot Tables.

Daniel's teaching style is engaging. His explanation is clear and in-depth as he covers all the Pivot Table features. There are plenty of exercise files and real-life homework activities to practice the skills learned.

I can now say with confidence that I am an advanced Excel & Pivot Table user to my colleagues, boss, and future employers.

Thanks, Daniel for this comprehensive course, and I am forever indebted to you. Keep up the awesome work you do.

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  • Harold Jackson
  • 15-07-2020

Very comprehensive and user-friendly

Whether you are looking for a guide to learn Business Intelligence software, or want to learn for a specific BI tool, then this book is for you.

Through this guide 3 in 1 beginner's guide, you will learn the basics of Power BI from A-Z, the tips and tricks to learn its functions, and the effective strategies to learn the functions of Power BI and Power Query. Listening to this guide for 10 hrs and 50 mins are all worth it.

This guide is marked up with my personal notes as I've gone from chapter to chapter. I also downloaded the practice data that systematically advances you from one leave to the next. After I listened to it, I follow the information given, and I can create some reports in our company.

I would say that is an excellent book on Power BI that must be listened to anyone especially to the novices and are willing to do the exercises. So far, this book is the best I've found. Highly recommended!

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  • Jeffrey D.
  • 12-07-2020

This is a very good manual

This is a very good manual for those looking to learn and master Power BI. It takes you from beginning all the way through. I thought that learning Power BI would be too difficult but this book has made it seem much less daunting. I also appreciate the information about it. Very informative and useful. It's a great learning tool I bought.

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  • Angela
  • 11-07-2020

An essential reading for data analysts

This guidebook was easy to follow, and the author guides the listener through the different steps/exercises brilliantly. Power Query will change your life if you do a lot of data analysis. The book is structured to teach the various functions through easy to follow worked examples. Essential reading for data analysts.

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  • lawrence
  • 08-07-2020

Useful guidebook

The author is certainly knowledgeable and very effective in writing fluently, eloquently, and in a simple manner such that it easy to understand the topic he’s addressing. As its title says this book covers all the essentials needed to confidently master Power BI and Power Query. At the end of each chapter, the author summarizes what was covered including salient points. All of the information provided in the book are easy to follow and I was able to complete each without difficulty.

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  • Jeffrey
  • 13-07-2020

A comprehensive beginner guide

A comprehensive beginner guide for learning the basics of Power BI. This book will help you create data models, reports, and visualizations for your business or organization. By following the tutorials and instructions given in the book, you will have an idea of how to operate and use every feature Power BI boasts of. Thank you, Daniel, for sharing such an informative and useful guide.

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  • Jenkins Dorothy
  • 13-07-2020

It's the perfect book for beginners

I bought this book not to dive as an experience-less programmer but to know from the experience of another person as well as to get an introduction on Power BI and Power Query. I believe this is one of the best books for any newcomer in programming regardless of which language or technology you want to learn. It's the perfect book for beginners.

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  • C. Walker
  • 13-07-2020

Very practical and very thorough

Very practical and very thorough. The book was well written and it’s done in a reader-friendly and easy to follow manner. Examples are very practical linking to real-life data challenges. In general, a very useful and interesting guide to anyone who is interested in learning Power BI and Power Query.

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  • Jose Long
  • 13-07-2020

5 stars

After I listened to this book, I would say that it build my confidence in creating effective charts, tables, reports, and dashboards in any kind of data using the tips and techniques in Microsoft BI. This is an excellent audiobook for all BI developers. I would rate it five stars.

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  • Rose Shaw
  • 10-07-2020

Very practical and very thorough

I was a Pivot Table novice when I started this course but with just a few lessons I was becoming more and more confident at using Pivot Tables.

Daniel's teaching style is engaging. His explanation is clear and in-depth as he covers all the Pivot Table features. There are plenty of exercise files and real-life homework activities to practice the skills learned.

I can now say with confidence that I am an advanced Excel & Pivot Table user to my colleagues, boss, and future employers.

Thanks, Daniel for this comprehensive course, and I am forever indebted to you. Keep up the awesome work you do.

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  • Tristan
  • 08-07-2020

Worth it!

Whether you are looking for a guide to learn Business Intelligence software, or want to learn for a specific BI tool, then this book is for you.

Through this guide 3 in 1 beginner's guide, you will learn the basics of Power BI from A-Z, the tips and tricks to learn its functions, and the effective strategies to learn the functions of Power BI and Power Query. Listening to this guide for 10 hrs and 50 mins are all worth it.

This guide is marked up with my personal notes as I've gone from chapter to chapter. I also downloaded the practice data that systematically advances you from one leave to the next. After I listened to it, I follow the information given, and I can create some reports in our company.

I would say that is an excellent book on Power BI that must be listened to anyone especially to the novices and are willing to do the exercises. So far, this book is the best I've found. Highly recommended!

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  • M.Grey
  • 14-07-2020

Amazing and useful

This book is amazing and useful. I found the course simple but effective. The writer breaks things done into basic straightforward components. I will continue to listen to this book over and over again till I can completely take full information about power BI.

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  • Jane Gates
  • 11-07-2020

Full of info

I found the applied practice approach very informative. Daniel makes it very accessible. He takes a building block approach where sections build upon previous sections. I was amazed at examples that use the generic methods to clean data. This book will remain as a reference guide for me for many years. Thank you so much, Daniel! Highly appreciated!

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  • Ellen Kelly
  • 09-07-2020

Great reference to have

This is a very good manual for those looking to learn and master Power BI. It takes you from beginning all the way through. I thought that learning Power BI would be too difficult but this book has made it seem much less daunting. I also appreciate the information about it. Very informative and useful. It's a great learning tool I bought.

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  • Sebastian
  • 09-07-2020

Perfect book for beginners

I bought this book not to dive as an experience-less programmer but to know from the experience of another person as well as to get an introduction on Power BI and Power Query. I believe this is one of the best books for any newcomer in programming regardless of which language or technology you want to learn. It's the perfect book for beginners.

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  • Chandrea
  • 07-07-2020

A comprehensive beginner guide

A comprehensive beginner guide for learning the basics of Power BI. This book will help you create data models, reports, and visualizations for your business or organization. By following the tutorials and instructions given in the book, you will have an idea of how to operate and use every feature Power BI boasts of. Thank you, Daniel, for sharing such an informative and useful guide.

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  • John Sy
  • 15-07-2020

It was a great introductory course

If you are looking for a guide to let you know all the essential information about Power BI, then I recommend it to you.

This guide targets beginners who are planning to start a career as a business intelligence professional. The book was well written and it’s done in a reader-friendly and easy to follow manner. The examples are very practical linking to real-life data challenges.

Daniel breaks things done into basic straightforward components. I will continue to listen to this book over and over again till I can completely take full information about power BI.

After I listened to this guide, I would say that this is one of the most comprehensive Power BI and Power Query courses that I have ever had. I not only learned Pivot Tables, but also the Conditional Formatting, Macros, Filters, Power Pivot, Principles For Creating Visuals And Reports, Data Processing, Data Relationship, And Modeling, Calculations And Dax, and more.

I found the course simple but effective. Thank you, Daniel, for sharing his wisdom which will allow me to save heaps of time and stress when working with Power BI and Power Query.

I would say that this is highly recommended for beginners that are totally new to the BI world.

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  • Janna
  • 13-07-2020

Easy to follow

This guidebook was easy to follow, and the author guides the listener through the different steps/exercises brilliantly. Power Query will change your life if you do a lot of data analysis. The book is structured to teach the various functions through easy to follow worked examples. Essential reading for data analysts.

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  • Evengeline Eve
  • 13-07-2020

A very informative and comprehensive guide

A very informative and comprehensive guide to listen to. The author helped me with my Programming journey. He provides an opportunity to learn and master it. The discussions are very interesting enough to have a firm background in dealing with Power BI and Query. It was indeed a good start.

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