Power Pivot and Power BI: The Excel User's Guide to DAX, Power Query, Power BI & Power Pivot in Excel 2010-2016 (Paperback)
Microsoft PowerPivot is a free add-on to Excel from Microsoft that allows users to produce new kinds of reports and analyses that were simply impossible before, and this book is the first to tackle DAX formulas, the core capability of PowerPivot, from the perspective of the Excel audience. Written by the world's foremost PowerPivot blogger and practitioner, the book's concepts and approach are introduced in a step-by-step manner tailored to the learning style of Excel users everywhere. The techniques presented allow users to produce, in hours or even minutes, results that formerly would have taken entire teams weeks or months to produce. The "pattern-like" techniques and best practices contained in this book have been developed and refined over two years of onsite training with Excel users around the world, and the key lessons from those seminars costing thousands of dollars per day are now available within the pages of this easy-to-follow guide. This updated edition covers new features introduced with Office 2015.
Avi Singh built a successful Power Pivot BI platform during his tenure at Microsoft. Avichal has a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Washington and spend 10+ years as a business analyst at Microsoft. Rob Collie, one of the founding engineers behind Power Pivot during his 14-year career at Microsoft and creator of the world's first Power Pivot service, is one of the foremost authorities on self-service business intelligence and next-generation spreadsheet technology. In 2010, he realized that Power Pivot was not "just another tech" and that its power resided not in the software itself, but in the unique way it empowers human beings. Inspired, he left Microsoft and founded a consulting and training company, P3Adaptive.com to make that human empowerment his full-time mission.