Applied Power BI

Applied Power BI

Power BI is a suite of products for personal business intelligence (BI). It brings the power of Microsoft’s Business Intelligence platform to business users. At the same time, Power BI lets IT monitor and manage published models to track their usage, security, and estimate hardware and software resources. With Power BI, anyone can easily build personal BI models using the most popular tool – Excel, and share them on premises or the cloud.

Attend this class and get a free paper copy (e-book version for international students) of the book Applied SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services (Tabular Modeling)! Ideal for both power users and BI professionals, this book features step-by-step instructions and demos for building personal BI models with Power Pivot for Excel, sharing these models with Power Pivot for SharePoint, and upgrading them for organizational use by deploying to Analysis Services Tabular.


  • Business users
  • IT professionals
  • In general, anyone interested in personal BI


  • Experience navigating the Microsoft Windows environment
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel pivot reports and formulas is preferable

Hardware and software requirements

  • Windows 7 or above
  • Minimum of 1GB RAM (2GB recommended)
  • Microsoft Excel 2013 32-bit or 64-bit