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Effective Quick Insights and Q&A in Power BI

by Jim Kay

Learn to query your data (including on-premises data) using questions such as "Can you show me revenue by region for the last three months?". Also, discover how to easily mine valuable insights from your data without needing a degree in data science.

What you'll learn

Have you ever wanted to provide a simple, self-service way for data consumers to query your data? What if they could just type a question or even just speak their question and have a useful chart or report 'magically' appear with the answer? In this course, Effective Quick Insights and Q&A in Power BI, you will gain the ability to optimize your Power BI datasets so that they will work seamlessly with the powerful Q&A and Quick Insights features. First, you will learn what these features are capable of doing when applied to a 'tidy and polished' dataset. Next, you will discover how to optimize your datasets so they will support these features. Finally, you will explore how to extend the Q&A feature to work with data stored not in the cloud, but inside your own on-premises data center. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of data modeling needed to supercharge your Power BI datasets using both Q&A and Quick Insights.

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About the author

Jim has spent most of his career looking at data in one form and trying to figure out how to put it into another form. His official responsibilities have changed over the last 20 years as he has moved through roles in desktop support, server support, patch management, Active Directory management, virtualization, collaboration engineering, SharePoint engineering and now Identity & Access Management. As different as those roles are, they all need data, and for the last 20 years he has used many of... more

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