Do you already use Excel in your daily life? Are you looking for an easy way to develop some Data Analytics skills? Power BI is a Microsoft product that was originally developed as an Excel business intelligence (BI) solution upgrade and it may just be the tool to help introduce you to the world of business analytics.
Business intelligence encompasses the strategies and technologies used for data analysis of business information and Power BI is a tool which allows non-technical users the ability to assemble, analyze and share data. Many individuals who currently use Excel have discovered Power BI to be a natural fit. The interfaces of Excel and Power BI are very similar and simple visuals are easy to create and import. Power BI is a natural migration for analyzing data sets when they become too large for Excel’s capabilities. In addition, many extra analysis tools are available in Power BI compared to Excel. Power BI allows users to create relationships between data sources and create various visualizations.
Review the following links to learn how Power BI can fit your data analytic needs:
Power BI Introduction Video: https://youtu.be/_OOyJfszJXY
Power BI Frequently Asked Questions: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-frequently-asked-questions/
Getting Started with Power BI: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-service-get-started/
PowerBI VideoTutorial Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1N57mwBHtN0JFoKSR0n-tBkUJHeMP2cP
The best part is that you can get started for free today with the Power BI single user version, which includes 1GB of storage. Create your free account at: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/
NOTE: For an additional Business Intelligence analytics tool option, view our Teaching and Learning Toolbox Tip of the Month – April 2017 – Tableau
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