Microsoft Business Intelligence Tools for Excel Analysts
By Michael Alexander, Jared Decker, Bernard Wehbe
Publisher: Wiley
Final Release Date: April 2014
Pages: 384

Self-Service Business Intelligence with Excel

For the first time, Excel is an integral part of the Microsoft BI stack - capable of integrating multiple data sources, defining relationships between data sources, processing analysis services cubes, and developing interactive dashboards that can be shared on the web. With these new tools, it’s becoming important for Excel analysts to expand their knowledge to include new skills, like database management, query design, data integration, multidimensional reporting, and a host of other practices.

This book is aimed squarely at business analysts and managers who find it increasingly necessary to become more efficient at working with the new Microsoft BI tools like Power Pivot, Power Query, and Power View.

Let Mr. Spreadsheet show you how to:

  • Use PowerPivot to create powerful reporting mechanisms
  • Automate data integration with Power Query
  • Create geo-spatial reporting with Power Map
  • Develop eye-catching Dashboards with Power View
  • Use SQL Server® to leverage relational and OLAP databases
  • Gain insight and analytical power with Data Mining tools
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Good foundation for BI Excel Analysts

By Chad

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  • Concise
  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples


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    • Intermediate

    Comments about oreilly Microsoft Business Intelligence Tools for Excel Analysts:

    Having used Excel for many years and built many BI tools over the years in an organisation still using old tech (XP/Office2003) I found this book to be a good foundation for getting into the tech features currently available (2013/16). Now is a great time to get across the power BI tools in Excel. Whilst I wouldn't regard this as an advanced book it is definitely intermediate level with some experience. Well worth the effort.

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