Visual Intelligence
Microsoft Tools and Techniques for Visualizing Data
By Mark Stacey, Joe Salvatore, Adam Jorgensen
Publisher: Wiley
Final Release Date: April 2013
Pages: 512

Create visualizations that are right for your data

When we speak of visualizing data, we must keep in mind that anyrepresentation of data other than simple text is indeedvisualization. But not all visualizations are suited to all formsof data.

Bar, column, and line charts; scorecards and key performanceindicators; network maps; tables; and custom graphics drawn by anillustrator are all visualization techniques that, when usedappropriately, will convey the meaning of data. In this full-colorbook, you'll discover the different visualization types and, moreimportantly, learn how to choose and create one based on the datayou have.

  • Learn to choose an appropriate visualization for your data
  • See how visualizations differ from infographics
  • Explore Microsoft's visualization tools, includingPerformancePoint┬«, SharePoint┬«, Excel, Power Pivot, andPowerView
  • Find out how to use 3D effectively
  • Use HTML5 and related technologies to create your own customvisualizations
  • Examine several useful visualization strategies, complete withexamples of available tools

Companion website

Find all the code samples used in the book on the companionwebsite,, along with screencaptures of various visualizations.

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