Lesson 1 – What is Microsoft Power BI?

Microsoft Power BI is an amazing and brilliantly sculptured interactive reporting tool which comes up with multiple capacities in house. This tool has the capacity of extracting data by connecting to multiple data source types even social media like Facebook or to the extreme from an entire folder itself, merging and interlinking the multiple data tables by creating relationships and visualize them via various charts publish them on to the cloud or distribute locally as well.

In this Power BI world, application where 90% of the work done is Power BI desktop. This tool came in to existence in the year 2015. This tool comes up with all the capacities like

  1. In order to connect and extract data from multiple data sources we need robust query engine
  2. Easy to go kind of relationship creation between the data tables
  3. Finally interconnected and interactive visualization.

For what purpose people are using Power BI currently for:

  • Data Summarisation
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Visualization
  • Report Distribution

In our next post, we shall understand what are the building blocks of Microsoft Power BI and what is their role in Business Intelligence world.

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