Building Interactive Dashboards with Microsoft Power BI

Video description

Build creative dashboards to visualize and analyze data to get accurate business insights

About This Video

  • Analyze data from multiple data sources and create your own datasets
  • Create reports and dashboards without depending on any IT staff or database administrators
  • Generate interesting interactive visualizations based on your data

In Detail

Do you get confused when you analyze data from various sources? If yes, then this course will be your perfect guide and companion to analyze any data with ease.
This course provides an introduction to Power BI's powerful dashboard design features and how you can use it to the advantage of your organization. You'll begin the course by building a simple, functional interactive dashboard. You'll present linked charts and KPIs. You'll develop dashboard examples suitable for publishing to analysts through managers and executives. At times, you need to walk users through the data so we introduce some storytelling features of Power BI. Finally, we'll wrap up with some tips to style your dashboards for publishing.
At the end of this course, you’ll explore real-world examples, get started with Microsoft Power BI, and become comfortable with it so you can delve deeper.


This course is for developers, engineers, analytics, and BI professionals who have some knowledge of Power BI and want to learn to create dashboards and more. It’s also ideal for professionals who want to create customized visuals with the Power BI Developer tools.

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Table of contents

  1. Chapter 1 : Power BI Kick Start
    1. The Course Overview
    2. The Visualization Palette, Reports, and Dashboards
    3. Link Them Up – Enabling Visual Interactions
    4. Key to Performance – Calculating Your KPIs
    5. Helpful Hints – Adding Tooltips and Legends
  2. Chapter 2 : Analytical Dashboards
    1. Introducing the Analytical Dashboard Example
    2. Time Matters – Time Series Chart
    3. Some Like It Hot – Heat Map Charts
    4. What-if – Using Parameters and Slicers to Filter and Explore
    5. Detail Oriented – Exporting Data from Visuals
  3. Chapter 3 : Tactical Dashboards
    1. Introducing the Tactical Dashboard Example
    2. Point of Reference – Creating a Dot Plot
    3. Statistics Never Lie – Box and Whisker Plots
    4. Big Spenders – Building a Funnel Chart
    5. Where It Is – Geographical Map Charts
  4. Chapter 4 : Strategic Dashboards
    1. Introducing the Strategic Dashboard Example
    2. Are We There Yet? – Calculating Period-over-Period Changes
    3. On Target – Visualizing Comparisons with Bullet Charts
    4. Mash It Up – Pinning Visuals to Dashboards
    5. Make It Pop – Adding Media Tiles to a Dashboard
  5. Chapter 5 : Data Stories with Dashboards
    1. Introducing the Data Stories Dashboard Example
    2. Meet the Players – Presenting Data with the Card Browser Custom Visual
    3. Space Travel – Linking Together Dashboards with Actions
    4. Time Travel – Telling a Story with Bookmarks
    5. Click for More – Embedded Links and Hyperlink Dashboard Tiles
  6. Chapter 6 : Formatting Dashboards and Data
    1. Formatting Concepts and Best Practices
    2. Formatting Visuals and Reports
    3. Creating Relevant Labels and Effective Number Formats
    4. Formatting Dashboards
    5. Course Conclusion

Product information

  • Title: Building Interactive Dashboards with Microsoft Power BI
  • Author(s): Peter MacMurchy
  • Release date: October 2018
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781789612066