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Now Available: Visualizing Data with Microsoft Power View

Posted by denglishbi on June 5, 2012

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I am very excited and proud to announce that there is a brand new book available on the market and now in print – Visualizing Data with Microsoft Power View.  When I got home after work yesterday there was a box waiting for me and the books were inside.  It is hard to believe that just over a year and a half ago that I received the email from Brian Larson asking – “Ever want to be an author?”

Just got my #powerview book http://www.mhprofessional.com/product.php?isbn=0071780823 #msbi #SharePoint #sqlserver

Here is the outline for the book:

Part I – Power View

  • Chapter 1 – Getting Started
  • Chapter 2 – The Table Visualization
  • Chapter 3 – Additional Visualizations
  • Chapter 4 – Charting
  • Chapter 5 – Bringing Your Data to Life
  • Chapter 6 – Sharing Reports

Part II – Creating a BI Semantic Model (BISM)

  • Chapter 7 – BISM: Getting Started
  • Chapter 8 – Basic BI Semantic Model Design
  • Chapter 9 – BI Semantic Model: Additional Model Features
  • Chapter 10 – Using DAX Expressions
  • Chapter 11 – Deploying Tabular BI Semantic Models

Part III – Appendixes

  • Appendix A – Installing and Configuring the Sample Data
  • Appendix B – Creating a Virtual Learning Environment

The book is loaded with Learn By Doing exercises throughout the book and included with the book is a DVD that includes the sample data, project files, Power View reports, and videos of all of the exercises.

There will be eBook versions made available as well and there is even talks of an enhanced one that would be available in the iTunes Apple Store that would have the videos embedded throughout the chapters for viewing.

So what are you waiting for, check it out now and let us know what you think – Visualizing Data with Microsoft Power View.

Here is an example of one of the videos for a Learn By Doing exercise:

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New book: Visualizing Data with Microsoft Power View

Posted by denglishbi on April 17, 2012

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There is a brand new book coming to a bookstore near you – Visualizing Data with Microsoft Power View

I am very proud to announce that I am one of the co-authors along with Brian Larson, Mark Davis, and Paul Purington.  We are all from Superior Consulting Services🙂


This book is dedicated to the new self-service report authoring tool Power View that is provided in SharePoint 2010 as part of the new SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 integration. 

The book is split into two parts, the first focusing on Power View and the second on Tabular BI Semantic Model development, DAX, deployment, and management.

Included with the book is a DVD that will provide our sample data, supporting files, Power View report samples, Tabular model project files, and over 50 video demonstrations!

The book will be available in June in time for North America TechEd.  We are currently on the home stretch of the book doing our final reviews and we are very excited to see all of our hard work come together.

I want to thank Brian Larson and McGraw-Hill Publishing for getting this put together, including me, and making this possible.

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