Do-It-Yourself Business Intelligence with Microsoft's Power BI Tools

  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018

    9:00am – 1:00pm
  • 4
    Accounting, Computer Software and Applications

Microsoft has created an alternative environment for creating user-interactive, Business Intelligence (BI) dashboards without Excel. The free Power BI Desktop application allows business professionals to create stunning dashboards using quick and easy drag-and-drop processes, similar to Power View, but without the need to invest in a premium-priced version of Microsoft Office. Additionally, PowerBI.com extends the functionality of Power BI Desktop by allowing you to create and publish BI dashboards to a cloud-based service. Power BI opens a new era in data analysis and reporting. You do not want to miss this opportunity to see how these amazing new reporting tools can help you with your reporting efforts.


*List the advantages of working with Power BI Desktop and list the relevant limitations associated with using Power View to produce similar reports
*Identify how to acquire Power BI Desktop and a PowerBI.com subscription
*Differentiate between tables and data models and create and work with data models in Power BI Desktop
*List ways in which data can be displayed and presented on a Power BI report
*Create Power BI reports that present information better than ordinary tabular reports


*Computer Software & Applications

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Designed For

Accounting, financial, and other business professionals who want to learn how to create and distribute effective BI dashboard reports



Advanced Preparation



Fundamental knowledge of Microsoft Excel

Field of Study

Accounting, Computer Software and Applications

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