Introduction to PowerView

Microsoft has been a leader in the Business Intelligence (BI) space. With SQL Server and Excel having been on the market for over 20 years it has always had a presence in data management. Today, one of the new initiatives in BI is self-service BI.  I will show you how to use Power View to build interactive visualizations that allow you to explore your data to gain insight. Also, I will demonstrate to you how Power Pivot allows you to create dashboard elements that all interact with each other taking full advantage of the features available in Power View.

It all starts with the PowerPivot

At the center of all PowerBI data is Power Pivot. PowerPivot will serve as the foundation of your data analysis. Since Power Pivot is the core tool you will use to create self-service BI solutions, I will mention it a lot throughout these PowerView demonstrations.

Filtering Groups

PowerView allows several methods for filter views. One effective way to filter views without using the Filter Panel, is by placing multiple visualizations on the same view. Once you have that done, you will then have the option of filtering the entire view (or page) and individual visualizations that make up the view.

I will demonstrate how to create to use some of the basic features in PowerView.

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