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Introducing Microsoft Power BI by Marco Russo, Alberto Ferrari

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Chapter 4. Using Power BI Desktop

In Chapter 3, we introduced the concept of data refresh. Contoso’s manager of budgeting, David, was able to refresh a Power BI model, based on a Microsoft Excel workbook that contains sales for the last three years and forecasts for the next year. To perform that, he had to learn the basics of Power BI Desktop, a Windows application that brings the full modeling power of Power BI to your desktop.

In this chapter, David will move a few steps further in building his Power BI model. But, the solution he has built so far still depends on IT providing him with the sales figures for the last three years. Fortunately, David discovers that Power BI Desktop can load the numbers directly from the Contoso data warehouse ...

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