PowerBI examples?

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jetboy2k
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PowerBI examples?

Postby jetboy2k » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:11 am

I'm using Office 365 Home which, of course, doesn't support PowerPivot in Excel.

Does Learn to Write DAX include samples and examples in PowerBI, or is it mainly focused on PowerPivot? I've found it becomes harder to follow the examples in books if I'm not able to actually replicate the work myself in sample data.

Thanks.

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Re: PowerBI examples?

Postby MattAllington » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:34 pm

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Re: PowerBI examples?

Postby jetboy2k » Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:22 am

Matt, thank you. I have not purchased Learn to Write DAX, but I did purchase the PowerPivot and Power BI book (I'm a member of the Seattle Excel Users meetup group, which Avi is involved with personally, and he was selling the books there at a discounted price). It's a good book, but I'm not able to actually work the examples because all of the data is provided in PowerPivot tables which, because I'm using Office 365 Home, I can't access. As a result, the value of the book is limited because it becomes somewhat difficult to follow if you're just reading the text, rather than being able to do the exercises and see the results directly,

That being the case, while Learn to Write DAX looks like a good book as well, I think I'd run into the same limitations. It's frustrating that no one appears to have written a book on DAX using Power BI as the visualization/examples context.

Thanks.


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