Power BI Book (Preview) Available Soon

Power BI Book

The Power BI book I’ve been working on the past three months will be available for purchase soon, even though only the first six of thirteen chapters have been completed. If you buy the book, you’ll immediately have access (PDF Download, Online View) to all completed chapters and will be notified as additional chapters are delivered through completion in mid August.

I’ll post a link once it’s ready – the expectation is about two weeks and all six chapters included. A few notes:

  • Code. There are many examples of using M, DAX, and other languages and features of Power BI to get more value out of the tools and to resolve common and complex BI and analytics problems. This is not an introduction to the tools or concepts (e.g. graphical interfaces, context transition) though essentials are included in the first few chapters to support examples.
  • Comprehensive: Queries and parameters, models, reports, dashboards, the service, alerts, apps, the gateway, custom visuals, mobile, Cortana, Q & A, R, administration, SSRS and Excel integration, Publisher for Excel, MS Flow and PowerApps, performance tuning, SSAS migration and…more code. Synergies and design options (e.g. DirectQuery or Import?) are two of the main themes.
  • Fresh. The content will continue to be updated through publication date to reflect the latest features, announcements, and feedback received. Several of the examples and techniques described represent new approaches or patterns with an emphasis on advanced modeling, math and statistics.

Anyway, I was very surprised to get this news yesterday and I greatly appreciate the support and confidence expressed by the publisher. With Insight Summit and Ch. 7 I probably won’t be able to blog for a couple weeks.

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