Power BI Getting Started!
It’s been a long way on the subject of leading, coordinating, and teaching on many courses. As I mentioned in the first post the topic of Teaching is a discipline that has always liked me, because besides I feel always a dynamic learning occurs in two ways, both topics that a teacher shares (as the course knowledge) with the student. And for the last one, the areas of application and knowledge base that comes with each course participant (the real business, and core knowledge). That’s a big deal and a win-win situation.
The recommendation for a good learning in Power BI is to try not to replicate the prior knowledge that one can bring either areas or similar tools such as Excel, Access, SharePoint, SQL. One of the most common errors that I find is those who seek to replicate exactly like its built reports combining Pivot Tables, Dynamic Graphics, slicers, T-SQL queries, reports Reporting Services.
Where to start: in my case a recommendation would be to try to enter in the DAX language. This language allows the user to develop calculated columns, measures and complex calculations on fields and variables of different sources of information with which to work. This will provide an interesting value added to time make maximum use of the tool. One great resource for that is: DAX Reference Guide
I’ll leave a first presentation I usually use to enter the Power BI tool for people who have the need to analyze your business but have no prior knowledge of technical issues and BI tools in the area of Business Analysis.