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What is Power BI?


Overview Of Power BI

Welcome! In the previous activity, you were introduced to the course, had an opportunity to introduce yourself and had a chance to test launch your lab environment. Your objective for this activity is to explore the data transformation options that are available to you in Power BI Desktop. This video will take you on a quick tour of Power BI and how you can use it to:

  • connect to data
  • create a report
  • publish a report.

We will cover everything demonstrated in far more detail over the coming weeks.

Microsoft Power BI Community


Have you heard about Power BI Community? If not, head out to and learn more!

The Power BI Community is a place we’ve built for all of you, Power BI users. You can learn about Power BI, discuss your work, and connect with experts that build and use the product. When you create a Power BI community account, you can upload your own avatar and link to your social media profiles to make it even more personal.

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Microsoft Power BI: Advanced Data Analysis and Visualisation

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