Here are some of the resources that you can use to learn about Power Pivot and other Power BI tools. New resources will be added as they are made available.
There are videos and written tutorials to help you get started with Power BI
In the window below, you can watch a Getting Started in Power BI playlist that I compiled on YouTube.
These tutorials cover the basics of getting started with Power BI.
The Top 30 Reasons You Should Be Considering Power BI by Matt Allington
Which to Use - Power BI or Excel? by Matt Allington
Download Power BI Desktop for Windows on Microsoft website
Power BI Guided Learning on Microsoft website
Power Query - Overview and Learning on Microsoft website
Microsoft Power BI Blog - learn about the latest updates
There are videos and written tutorials to help you get started with Power Pivot
In the window below, you can watch a Getting Started in Power Pivot playlist that I compiled on YouTube.
These tutorials cover the basics of getting started with Power Pivot.
These courses use video lessons to demonstrate the Power BI techniques, tools and formulas.
This free webinar is offered by Mynda Treacy, at My Online Training Hub, a few times each year.
This course is offered by Mynda Treacy, at My Online Training Hub
The Power Pivot for Excel Course includes 5.5 hours of video tutorials covering everything from installing Power Pivot, importing data, DAX formulas, PivotTables and more. Download the sample files, and follow along with the lessons.
In this hands-on project-based course, you will build a Power Pivot model from start to finish. The training is delivered online and tutorials are available to watch 24/7 at your own pace. Pause, rewind, replay as many times as you like.
Watch this sneak preview, to see a sample of the course material, then click here for more information.
This course is offered by Chandoo, at Chandoo.org
In this video, Chandoo introduces Power Pivot, and shows how to set up linked tables in Excel. This will give you an idea of his teaching style, before you decide to enroll in the Advanced Excel & Power Pivot Training course.
This course is offered by Rob Collie, at PowerPivotPro.com
Here is one of the video lessons from the Power Pivot University course:
Excel's new Power Query add-in can do amazing things with your data.
If you'd like to learn more about it, experts Ken Puls and Miguel Escobar offer live, online Power Query training. You'll have two days of live online training (4 hours per day), then a live follow-up Q&A session, about a week later.
Ken and Miguel also have an online Power Query Academy, where you can go at your own pace. The course starts with the Power Query basics, and gradually builds up to advanced techniques. There are 15 modules, broken into 55 videos (over 12 hours of content). See all the course details and sign up now.
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These books will take you from the beginner stage, into the advanced levels of Power Pivot and Power Query. Most links will take you to the Amazon website, where you can read the review, and use the "Look Inside" feature, to examine the book, before buying it.
Introducing Microsoft Power BI by Alberto Ferrari and Marco Russo
Applied Microsoft Power BI by Teo Lachev and Edward Price
Excel Power Pivot and Power Query For Dummies, by Michael Alexander
M Is for (Data) Monkey: A Guide to the M Language in Excel Power Query by Ken Puls and Miguel Escobar
Dashboarding and Reporting with Power Pivot and Excel by Kasper de Jonge
PowerPivot Alchemy: Patterns and Techniques for Excel by Bill Jelen, Rob Collie
Microsoft Excel 2013: Building Data Models with PowerPivot by Alberto Ferrari and Marco Russo
PowerPivot for the Data Analyst: Microsoft Excel 2010 by Bill Jelen
DAX Formulas for PowerPivot by Rob Collie
These links take you to the latest Power BI news, on Google and other sites. For some pages, such as LinkedIn, you may need to sign in.
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Last updated: February 12, 2018 2:23 PM
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