Webcast: K2's Create Stunning Dashboards with Power BI Desktop (XKCSD17)
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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. I

 Export to Your Calendar 9/7/2017
When: 09/07/2017
12:00 PM until 2:00 PM
Where: Webcast
K2 Enterprises
United States
Presenter: Mac McClelland


Online registration is available until: 9/5/2017
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Acronym XKCSD17
CPE 2 hours
Vendor K2 Enterprises
Category
Management
Level Advanced
Prerequisite Users of Microsoft Office that have a good working knowledge of Excel, charts, tables, and PivotTables
Adv Prep None
Yellow Book? No
Designed for Accountants and finance professionals responsible for analyzing and presenting information from large amounts of data
Registration
Member $79
CPA Non-Member $104

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Course Description

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.

Objectives

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

Topics

  • 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