K2's Create Stunning Dashboards with Power BI Desktop

  • Wednesday, December 20, 2017

    1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • 2
    Computer Software and Applications

Microsoft has created an alternative environment for creating user-interactive 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 Excel 2013/2016. If you have an older version of Office, are using a Mac, or have large data sets that require the additional memory space of a 64-bit application, Power BI Desktop is for you. It has more than twice the data visualizations in Power View and connects to more external data sources. Power BI Desktop opens a new era in data analysis and reporting. Don't miss this opportunity to see this amazing new reporting tool in action.


Upon completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the advantages of Power BI Desktop and list relevant limitations associated with using Power View to produce similar reports
  • Identify how to acquire Power Bi Desktop and a PowerBI.com subscription
  • Explain how to work with data models in Power BI Desktop
  • List ways in which data can be displayed and presented on a Power BI report
  • Describe how Power BI reports present information better than tabular reports


  • Connecting to external data sources with Query
  • Transforming data to support reporting and analysis
  • Dragging and dropping fields on the Power BI report canvas
  • Applying data visualizations to tabular data
  • Adding slicers to filter Power BI reports
  • Publishing reports to PowerBI.com
  • Additional Information

    Designed For

    Accountants and finance professionals responsible for analyzing and presenting information from large amounts of data


    K2 Enterprises

    Advanced Preparation



    Users of Microsoft Office that have a good working knowledge of Excel, charts, tables, and PivotTables

    Field of Study

    Computer Software and Applications

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