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Business Analytics

Getting Started

Microsoft Power BI is a largely free business intelligence offering that is available via a desktop application or via s cloud-based service.  The product easy to use and well supported with regular feature additions. 

Power BI accepts most data formats including Excel, CSV, Access, SQL server and others.  Once the data is loaded, users build charts and graphs by defining the axes, legends, filters and values measured.  The application recommends various chart types, and will suggest required dimensions.   When users click on a any given measure, the detail of the data depicted is noted.

Download Power BI Desktop for free on Microsoft's website:

LinkedIn Learning videos (free to SHU students!) are a great way to start your Power BI journey: