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Power BI Essentials (2024)

Learn to utilize the features Power BI, Microsoft’s powerful tool for analyzing and reporting data.
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Kathy Snizaski is a Microsoft Trainer with 25 years’ experience helping employees be more efficient using Microsoft products. Kathy will teach you the basics of creating reports with Power BI, starting by differentiating between the capabilities of Power BI Desktop and Power BI web service. She’ll also demonstrate how to navigate the Power BI Desktop environment. 


You’ll learn how to modify table elements and column properties and create hierarchies in the Table view. You’ll see how to use the Model view to create and manage relationships, modify properties of fields, and organize fields in display folders.  


Then you’ll take the tables you customized and use them to add and format visualizations on a report page. Once you’ve created the visualizations, you’ll learn how to apply basic and advanced filtering on visualizations and pages and how to use a slicer so you will be able to narrow the scope of what you’re looking at within each visualization. Additionally, you’ll see how to edit interactions between visualizations and drill through levels of a hierarchy as well as how to publish a report to My Workspace. 


By the end of this course, you’ll have the knowledge you need for using Power BI to build reports which you can use to analyze data. 



Topics covered include: 

  • Differentiating between Power BI Desktop and Power BI web service capabilities 
  • Navigating the Power BI Desktop environment 
  • Modifying table elements and column properties 
  • Defining and creating hierarchies 
  • Creating and managing relationships 
  • Modifying properties of fields and organizing them in display folders 
  • Adding visualizations and formatting to a report page 
  • Applying basic and advanced filtering on visualizations and pages 
  • Editing interactions between visualizations 
  • Drilling through levels of a hierarchy 
  • Publishing a report to My Workspace 



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Course Contents:

#  Lesson  Length 
1  Introduction  1:42 
2  What is Power BI?  3:52 
3  Working with Tables and Columns  6:19 
4  Managing Relationships and Properties  7:11 
5  Building and Formatting Visualizations  6:58 
6  Working with Filters  5:05 
7  Interacting with Visuals  6:02 

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