I’m thrilled to announce that my latest book, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Power BI, has achieved the #1 spot in Amazon Hot New Releases in Information Management! This is an exciting milestone, and it’s all thanks to you!
If you’re new to the world of data visualization and want to get started with Power BI—a tool widely adopted by businesses for its ease of use and powerful capabilities—this book is your ideal guide. It’s a comprehensive, fully visual guide to Microsoft Power BI, and it’s designed to make data visualization as accessible and fun as possible.
This book brings together all the resources you need to master the everyday use of this powerful data visualization software. Whether you’re looking to understand the basic functions of Power BI or dive into its more advanced features, this book has you covered.
Here’s what you’ll find inside:
Step-by-step instructions for working with, transforming, and processing data sources.
Tips for customizing data visualizations to create informative and presentation-ready charts and graphs.
Full-color, two-page tutorials on the more advanced features of Power BI.
I want to take a moment to extend a huge thank you to all of you. Your ideas, your feedback, your support – these are what truly make Teach Yourself VISUALLY Power BI something special. You’ve helped me realize this not just this project, but all my previous book projects as well, and I’m so grateful.
A Comprehensive, Fully Visual Guide to Data Visualization and Analytics
I am thrilled to announce the release of my latest book, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Power BI – a comprehensive and fully visual guide to mastering Microsoft Power BI. This book is designed to help both beginners and experienced users improve their skills in data visualization and analytics using Power BI, a powerful tool that has become an industry standard. In this blog post, I’ll give you a sneak peek into the contents of the book and how it can help you become a Power BI pro.
Why Teach Yourself VISUALLY Power BI?
Power BI is a robust data visualization software that enables users to transform raw data into meaningful insights through stunning visuals. However, learning Power BI can be challenging, especially for those who are new to the world of data visualization. That’s where Teach Yourself VISUALLY Power BI comes in. The book adopts a visual learning approach, combining step-by-step instructions with clear screenshots to walk readers through the basic and advanced functions of Power BI.
What’s Inside Teach Yourself VISUALLY Power BI?
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Power BI offers a comprehensive learning experience, covering a wide range of topics, including:
Working with, transforming, and processing data sources: Learn how to connect to various data sources, clean and transform data, and create relationships between tables.
Customizing data visualizations: Discover how to create informative and presentation-ready charts and graphs by customizing their appearance, colors, and interactivity.
Advanced Power BI features: Explore app integrations, data access with DAX, and other advanced features that will help you get the most out of Power BI.
Real-world examples and guidance: Apply your learnings to real-world scenarios with practical examples and expert tips throughout the book.
Who Can Benefit from Teach Yourself VISUALLY Power BI?
This book is suitable for a wide range of readers, including:
Beginners: If you’re new to Power BI or data visualization, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Power BI provides an accessible introduction to help you get started.
Intermediate users: For those with some experience in Power BI, the book offers valuable tips and advanced techniques to enhance your skills further.
Professionals: Data analysts, business intelligence professionals, and managers can use this book to improve their data visualization and reporting capabilities using Power BI.
Get your copy today!
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Power BI is a must-have resource for anyone looking to master Microsoft Power BI. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced user, this book offers valuable insights and guidance to help you harness the full potential of this powerful data visualization tool. Don’t miss out – grab your copy today and embark on your journey towards becoming a Power BI pro!
Data is a valuable asset that can give businesses a competitive edge and drive growth in today’s digital age. But without a clear and well-defined data strategy, companies risk missing out on the benefits that data provides. To help your business succeed in the digital world, here’s an overview of nine essential elements of a comprehensive data strategy.
Goals and Objectives: Define specific goals and objectives that the company wants to achieve through its data efforts, such as improving customer experiences or optimizing business processes.
Data Sources: Identify the most valuable data types and determine where they will come from, such as internal transaction or customer data and external market research.
Data Management and Storage: Outline how data will be collected, organized, and stored consistently, accurately, and compliantly, with data management tools and technologies.
Data Analysis and Reporting: Define how data will be analyzed and used to inform business decisions, with data visualization tools, dashboards, and reporting systems.
Data Governance: Establish clear roles and responsibilities for data management, guidelines for data use and access, and ensure ethical and regulatory compliance.
Data-driven Culture: Foster a data-driven culture by providing training and resources for data-driven decision making.
Data Security and Privacy: Ensure data is collected, stored, and used securely and in compliance with privacy regulations.
Data Integration and Interoperability: Define how data will be integrated and shared across systems and platforms.
Data Quality and Accuracy: Ensure data is accurate and up-to-date, with processes for data cleansing and enrichment.
A data strategy is a must-have tool for any company that wants to fully realize the benefits of its data. It provides a clear roadmap for data collection, management, and analysis and helps organizations make better use of their data, drive growth, and succeed in today’s digital world. Get more insights and in-depth information by reading the book Decisively Digital (on Amazon).
What a great start to the new year: I am absolutely thrilled and grateful that my book, Decisively Digital, is the #1 best-selling Computers & Technology Industry book on Amazon!
When I first started writing this book, I had a strong belief in the message that I wanted to share with the world. I wanted to share my insights and experiences on how businesses can harness the power of digital technologies to drive growth and success by interviewing thought leaders from a variety of industries.
I hope that Decisively Digital will continue to inspire and empower readers to embrace the digital age and harness the full potential of technology for their own businesses and organizations. Thank you again for all of your support, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds!
For some time now, I have been using the hashtag #datamustread on LinkedIn and Twitter to regularly recommend books that are essential for a data journey. At the end of this year, I would like to put together some absolute highlights that I consider to be absolute #datamustread books:
True or False: A CIA Analyst’s Guide to Spotting Fake News
True or False by Cindy L. Otis covers the entire spectrum of misinformation and disinformation, why we fall for it, and what we can do about it. Even though some concepts are familiar to me, I still learned quite a lot. The book contains a wealth of unexpected examples, current and from history, and is more relevant than ever in today’s world.
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