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Microsoft Excel 2013

Microsoft Excel 2013

Building Data Models with PowerPivot

  • Author: Alberto Ferrari,Marco Russo
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 0735676348
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 487
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Shows readers how to perform complex data analysis, create reports with the data analysis expressions language, and add hierarchies to data models to enable faster browsing.

Microsoft Excel 2013 Building Data Models with PowerPivot

Microsoft Excel 2013 Building Data Models with PowerPivot

Building Data Models with PowerPivot

  • Author: Alberto Ferrari,Marco Russo
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 0735676569
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 500
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Your guide to quickly turn data into results. Transform your skills, data, and business—and create your own BI solutions using software you already know and love: Microsoft Excel. Two business intelligence (BI) experts take you inside PowerPivot functionality for Excel 2013, with a focus on real world scenarios, problem-solving, and data modeling. You'll learn how to quickly turn mass quantities of data into meaningful information and on-the-job results—no programming required! Understand the differences between PowerPivot for Self Service BI and SQL Server Analysis Services for Corporate BI Extend your existing data-analysis skills to create your own BI solutions Quickly manipulate large data sets, often in millions of rows Perform simple-to-sophisticated calculations and what-if analysis Create complex reporting systems with data modeling and Data Analysis Expressions Share your results effortlessly across your organization using Microsoft SharePoint Authors’ note on using Microsoft Excel 2016: This book’s content was written against Excel 2013, but it is useful and valid for users of Excel 2016 too. Excel 2016 introduces several new DAX functions and an improved editor for DAX without changing any existing behavior. In other words, all of the concepts and examples explained in this book continue to work with Excel 2016.

Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010

Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010

Give Your Data Meaning

  • Author: Alberto Ferrari,Marco Russo
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 0735657068
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 416
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Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Give Your Data Meaning introduces PowerPivot in Excel 2010 to power users and data analysts who want to give their data meaning by creating their own Business Intelligence models. And with Microsoft Excel 2010: Data Analysis and Business Modeling, you'll learn the best ways to use Office Excel 2010 for data analysis and business modeling. Award-winning professor and statistician Wayne Winston shares practical examples to help you transform data into bottom-line results. Web site includes practice files. The two books included in this kit are: 9780735640580 Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010 9780735643369 Microsoft Office Excel 2007: Data Analysis and Business Modeling, 3E

Microsoft Excel Data Analysis and Business Modeling

Microsoft Excel Data Analysis and Business Modeling

  • Author: Wayne Winston
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • ISBN: 1509304223
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 984
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Master business modeling and analysis techniques with Microsoft Excel 2016, and transform data into bottom-line results. Written by award-winning educator Wayne Winston, this hands on, scenario-focused guide helps you use Excel’s newest tools to ask the right questions and get accurate, actionable answers. This edition adds 150+ new problems with solutions, plus a chapter of basic spreadsheet models to make sure you’re fully up to speed. Solve real business problems with Excel–and build your competitive advantage Quickly transition from Excel basics to sophisticated analytics Summarize data by using PivotTables and Descriptive Statistics Use Excel trend curves, multiple regression, and exponential smoothing Master advanced functions such as OFFSET and INDIRECT Delve into key financial, statistical, and time functions Leverage the new charts in Excel 2016 (including box and whisker and waterfall charts) Make charts more effective by using Power View Tame complex optimizations by using Excel Solver Run Monte Carlo simulations on stock prices and bidding models Work with the AGGREGATE function and table slicers Create PivotTables from data in different worksheets or workbooks Learn about basic probability and Bayes’ Theorem Automate repetitive tasks by using macros

The Definitive Guide to DAX

The Definitive Guide to DAX

Business intelligence with Microsoft Excel, SQL Server Analysis Services, and Power BI

  • Author: Alberto Ferrari,Marco Russo
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • ISBN: 0735698376
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 592
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This comprehensive and authoritative guide will teach you the DAX language for business intelligence, data modeling, and analytics. Leading Microsoft BI consultants Marco Russo and Alberto Ferrari help you master everything from table functions through advanced code and model optimization. You’ll learn exactly what happens under the hood when you run a DAX expression, how DAX behaves differently from other languages, and how to use this knowledge to write fast, robust code. If you want to leverage all of DAX’s remarkable power and flexibility, this no-compromise “deep dive” is exactly what you need. Perform powerful data analysis with DAX for Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, Excel, and Power BI Master core DAX concepts, including calculated columns, measures, and error handling Understand evaluation contexts and the CALCULATE and CALCULATETABLE functions Perform time-based calculations: YTD, MTD, previous year, working days, and more Work with expanded tables, complex functions, and elaborate DAX expressions Perform calculations over hierarchies, including parent/child hierarchies Use DAX to express diverse and unusual relationships Measure DAX query performance with SQL Server Profiler and DAX Studio

Analyzing Data with Power BI and Power Pivot for Excel

Analyzing Data with Power BI and Power Pivot for Excel

  • Author: Alberto Ferrari,Marco Russo
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • ISBN: 1509302816
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 320
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Renowned DAX experts Alberto Ferrari and Marco Russo teach you how to design data models for maximum efficiency and effectiveness. How can you use Excel and Power BI to gain real insights into your information? As you examine your data, how do you write a formula that provides the numbers you need? The answers to both of these questions lie with the data model. This book introduces the basic techniques for shaping data models in Excel and Power BI. It’s meant for readers who are new to data modeling as well as for experienced data modelers looking for tips from the experts. If you want to use Power BI or Excel to analyze data, the many real-world examples in this book will help you look at your reports in a different way–like experienced data modelers do. As you’ll soon see, with the right data model, the correct answer is always a simple one! By reading this book, you will: • Gain an understanding of the basics of data modeling, including tables, relationships, and keys • Familiarize yourself with star schemas, snowflakes, and common modeling techniques • Learn the importance of granularity • Discover how to use multiple fact tables, like sales and purchases, in a complex data model • Manage calendar-related calculations by using date tables • Track historical attributes, like previous addresses of customers or manager assignments • Use snapshots to compute quantity on hand • Work with multiple currencies in the most efficient way • Analyze events that have durations, including overlapping durations • Learn what data model you need to answer your specific business questions About This Book • For Excel and Power BI users who want to exploit the full power of their favorite tools • For BI professionals seeking new ideas for modeling data

Beginning Power BI with Excel 2013

Beginning Power BI with Excel 2013

Self-Service Business Intelligence Using Power Pivot, Power View, Power Query, and Power Map

  • Author: Dan Clark
  • Publisher: Apress
  • ISBN: 1430264462
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 324
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Understanding your company’s data has never been easier than with Microsoft’s new Power BI package for Excel 2013. Consisting of four powerful tools—Power Pivot, Power View, Power Query and Power Maps—Power BI makes self-service business intelligence a reality for a wide range of users, bridging the traditional gap between Excel users, business analysts and IT experts and making it easier for everyone to work together to build the data models that can give you game-changing insights into your business. Beginning Power BI with Excel 2013 guides you step by step through the process of analyzing and visualizing your data. Daniel R. Clark, an expert in BI training and a regular speaker on these topics, takes you through each tool in turn, using hands-on activities to consolidate what you’ve learned in each chapter. Starting with Power Pivot, you will create robust scalable data models which will serve as the foundation of your data analysis. Once you have mastered creating suitable data models, you will use them to build compelling interactive visualizations in Power View. It’s often necessary to combine data from disparate sources into a data model. Power Query allows you to easily discover, combine, and refine data from a variety of sources, so you can make accurate judgments with all the available information. Geographical awareness is another common requirement of data analysis. Using Power Maps you will create captivating visualizations that map your data in space and time. Beginning Power BI with Excel 2013 is your practical guide to getting maximum insight from your data, and presenting it with impact.

Excel 2013 In Depth

Excel 2013 In Depth

  • Author: Bill Jelen
  • Publisher: Que Publishing
  • ISBN: 0133259323
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 1248
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Get more out of Microsoft Excel® 2013: more productivity and better answers for greater success! Drawing on his unsurpassed Excel experience, Bill Jelen (“Mr Excel”) brings together all the intensely useful knowledge you need: insights, techniques, tips, and shortcuts you just won’t find anywhere else. Excel 2013 In Depth is the fastest, best way to master Excel 2013’s full power; get comfortable with its updated interface; and leverage its new tools for everything from formulas, charts, and functions to dashboards, data visualization, and social media integration. Start by taking a quick “tour” of Excel 2013’s most valuable new features. Then, learn how to Build more trustworthy, error-resistant, flexible, extensible, intelligent, and understandable spreadsheets Get more productive with Excel 2013’s new Start Screen and Timelines Create formulas, charts, subtotals, and pivot tables faster with new Flash Fill and Analysis Lens Quickly apply attractive, consistent formats Master every function you’ll ever need,- including powerful new web services functions Solve real-world business intelligence analysis problems Create amazing PowerPivot data mashups that integrate information from anywhere Use Power View to generate stunningly intuitive maps, dashboards, and data visualizations Share workbooks on the Web and social networks Leverage the improved Excel Web App to create highly interactive web pages and online surveys Automate repetitive functions using Excel macros Supercharge your workbooks with new apps from the Excel App Store Like all In Depth books, Excel 2013 In Depth delivers complete coverage with detailed solutions, and troubleshooting help for tough problems you can’t fix on your own. Whatever you intend to do with Excel 2013, this is the only book you’ll need!

Building Financial Models with Microsoft Excel

Building Financial Models with Microsoft Excel

A Guide for Business Professionals

  • Author: K. Scott Proctor
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470561454
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 352
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Super Charge Power BI

Super Charge Power BI

Power BI Is Better When You Learn to Write DAX

  • Author: Matt Allington
  • Publisher: Tickling Keys, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1615473602
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 180
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Power BI is a powerful self-service (and enterprise) business intelligence (BI) tool that was first made generally available by Microsoft in July 2015. Power BI is a complete BI package that covers the end to end BI process including data acquisition (get data), data modelling (prepare/model the data) and data visualisation (analyse the data). And there is a lot of good news about this tool including the fact that the skills needed to succeed with Power BI are fully transferable to Microsoft Excel. There are 3 learning areas required to master everything Power BI Desktop has to offer.1. The M Language - used for data acquisition2. The DAX Language - used to prepare and model data3. Visualisation and analysis - used to present data in a compelling wayPower BI is probably the first commercial grade software product that brings all of these areas into a single software package that is completely accessible to a business user (you don't need to be an IT pro). This book focuses on number 2 above, the DAX language (Data Analysis Expressions). Super Charge Power BI Desktop is the second book written by Matt Allington and is a sister book to his first book Learn to Write DAX (first released Dec 2015). Super Charge Power BI Desktop uses the same learning and practice exercise framework as used in Learn to Write DAX however the entire book is written using the Power BI Desktop user interface. Unfortunately simply reading a book is normally not enough for Excel users wanting to get the most out of Power BI Desktop and to learn the DAX language - most people will also need some practice. Super Charge Power BI Desktop is different to other books - it is written in such a way to clearly explain the concepts of Power BI data modelling while at the same time giving hands-on practice to deeply engage the reader to help the new knowledge and concepts stick. The book first presents the theory, then provides worked through sample exercises demonstrating each of the concepts, and finally it provides the reader with practice exercises and answers to maximize learning retention.

DAX Formulas for PowerPivot

DAX Formulas for PowerPivot

The Excel Pro's Guide to Mastering DAX

  • Author: Rob Collie
  • Publisher: Tickling Keys, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1615470158
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 246
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Offers information on the patterns and techniques of the formula language DAX.

Predictive Analytics

Predictive Analytics

Microsoft® Excel 2016

  • Author: Conrad Carlberg
  • Publisher: Que Publishing
  • ISBN: 013468382X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 384
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EXCEL 2016 PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS FOR SERIOUS DATA CRUNCHERS! Now, you can apply cutting-edge predictive analytics techniques to help your business win–and you don’t need multimillion-dollar software to do it. All the tools you need are available in Microsoft Excel 2016, and all the knowledge and skills are right here, in this book! Microsoft Excel MVP Conrad Carlberg shows you how to use Excel predictive analytics to solve real problems in areas ranging from sales and marketing to operations. Carlberg offers unprecedented insight into building powerful, credible, and reliable forecasts, helping you gain deep insights from Excel that would be difficult to uncover with costly tools such as SAS or SPSS. Fully updated for Excel 2016, this guide contains valuable new coverage of accounting for seasonality and managing complex consumer choice scenarios. Throughout, Carlberg provides downloadable Excel 2016 workbooks you can easily adapt to your own needs, plus VBA code–much of it open-source–to streamline especially complex techniques. Step by step, you’ll build on Excel skills you already have, learning advanced techniques that can help you increase revenue, reduce costs, and improve productivity. By mastering predictive analytics, you’ll gain a powerful competitive advantage for your company and yourself. Learn the “how” and “why” of using data to make better decisions, and choose the right technique for each problem Capture live real-time data from diverse sources, including third-party websites Use logistic regression to predict behaviors such as “will buy” versus “won’t buy” Distinguish random data bounces from real, fundamental changes Forecast time series with smoothing and regression Account for trends and seasonality via Holt-Winters smoothing Prevent trends from running out of control over long time horizons Construct more accurate predictions by using Solver Manage large numbers of variables and unwieldy datasets with principal components analysis and Varimax factor rotation Apply ARIMA (Box-Jenkins) techniques to build better forecasts and clarify their meaning Handle complex consumer choice problems with advanced logistic regression Benchmark Excel results against R results

Excel 2013 Simplified

Excel 2013 Simplified

  • Author: Paul McFedries
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118517261
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 288
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A friendly, visual approach to learning the basics of Excel 2013 As the world's leading spreadsheet program, Excel is a spreadsheet and data analysis tool that is part of the Microsoft Office suite. The new Excel 2013 includes new features and functionalities that require users of older versions to re-learn the application. However, whether you're switching from an earlier version or learning Excel for the first time, this easy-to-follow visual guide gets you going with Excel 2013 quickly and easily. Numbered steps as well as full-color screen shots, concise information, and helpful tips, all contribute to a clear, comfortable learning experience. Covers Excel basics, workbook fundamentals, formatting worksheets and enhancing them with graphics, analyzing data, communicating results with charts and PivotTables, and much more Walks you through using Flash Fill, representing your data in a variety of ways, and maximizing a more interactive interface Demonstrates how to share workbooks, collaborate with others, and embed portions of your spreadsheets on social network pages Excel 2013 Simplified is a quick and easy way to get up to speed on Excel 2013 for both novice users and those upgrading from an earlier version.

MOS 2013 Study Guide for Microsoft Excel Expert

MOS 2013 Study Guide for Microsoft Excel Expert

  • Author: Mark Dodge
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 0735680574
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 184
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Demonstrate your expertise with Microsoft Office! Designed to help you practice and prepare for the 2013 Excel Expert Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exams, this all-in-one study guide features: Full, objective-by-objective exam coverage Easy-to-follow procedures and illustrations to review essential skills Includes downloadable practice files

Microsoft Excel 2013 Plain & Simple

Microsoft Excel 2013 Plain & Simple

  • Author: Curtis Frye
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 0735672687
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 368
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Get the guide that makes learning Microsoft Excel plain and simple! This full color, no-nonsense book shows you the quickest ways to solve a problem or learn a skill, using easy-to-follow steps and concise, straightforward language. You'll analyze, manage, and share information in more ways than ever before. Here’s WHAT You’ll Learn Manage your data quickly and efficiently Filter, sort, summarize, and crunch your numbers Use formulas and functions to do the heavy lifting Bring data to life with charts and graphics Share data between Microsoft Office documents Work as a team, online and in the cloud Here’s HOW You’ll Learn It Jump in wherever you need answers Follow easy STEPS and SCREENSHOTS to see exactly what to do Get handy TIPS for new techniques and shortcuts Use TRY THIS! exercises to apply what you learn right away

Expert Cube Development with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services

Expert Cube Development with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services

  • Author: Chris Webb,Alberto Ferrari,Marco Russo
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781847197238
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 361
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Design and implement fast, scalable and maintainable cubes with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services with this book and eBook

PowerPivot for the Data Analyst

PowerPivot for the Data Analyst

Microsoft Excel 2010

  • Author: Bill Jelen
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 9780132168229
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 336
  • View: 8674
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ANALYZE HUGE AMOUNTS OF BUSINESS DATA FASTER, MORE EASILY, AND MORE ACCURATELY! Use Microsoft’s free PowerPivot add-in for Excel 2010 to analyze immense amounts of data from any source, perform state-of-the-art business analysis far more easily, and make better decisions in less time! Simple, step-by-step instructions walk you through installing PowerPivot, importing data, using PivotTables with PowerPivot, using super-powerful DAX functions and measures, reporting to print or SharePoint, and a whole lot more. Whatever your Excel data analysis experience, this book will help you use PowerPivot to get the right answers, right now—without IT’s help! Import and integrate data from spreadsheets, SQL Server, Access, Oracle, text files, Atom data feeds, and other sources Analyze multiple tables together, without complicated VLOOKUPs Format, sort, and filter data in the PowerPivot window Add calculated columns using new DAX functions Create powerful reports from PowerPivot data—and format them so executives instantly get your point Discover PivotTable tricks that work even better in PowerPivot Control multiple PivotTable elements on one worksheet, with one set of Excel 2010 Slicers Use DAX Measures to quickly perform tasks that were difficult or impossible with Calculated Fields Compare today’s sales to yesterday’s–or to sales from the parallel period last fiscal year. Use Named Sets to prepare asymmetric reports, show actuals for past months and plan for future months.

Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Step by Step

Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Step by Step

  • Author: Olga M. Londer,Penelope Coventry
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 0735676534
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 678
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The smart way to learn Microsoft SharePoint 2013—one step at a time! Experience learning made easy—and quickly teach yourself how to boost team collaboration with SharePoint 2013. With Step by Step, you set the pace—building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! Customize your team site’s layout, features, and apps Manage and share ideas, documents, and data Capture and organize content into lists and libraries Automate business processes with built-in workflows Use social features to communicate and collaborate Publish content using enhanced web content management

Excel Power Pivot and Power Query For Dummies

Excel Power Pivot and Power Query For Dummies

  • Author: Michael Alexander
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119210666
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 288
  • View: 6745
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A guide to PowerPivot and Power Query no data cruncher should be without! Want to familiarize yourself with the rich set of Microsoft Excel tools and reporting capabilities available from PowerPivot and Power Query? Look no further! Excel PowerPivot & Power Query For Dummies shows you how this powerful new set of tools can be leveraged to more effectively source and incorporate 'big data' Business Intelligence and Dashboard reports. You'll discover how PowerPivot and Power Query not only allow you to save time and simplify your processes, but also enable you to substantially enhance your data analysis and reporting capabilities. Gone are the days of relatively small amounts of data—today's data environment demands more from business analysts than ever before. Now, with the help of this friendly, hands-on guide, you'll learn to use PowerPivot and Power Query to expand your skill-set from the one-dimensional spreadsheet to new territories, like relational databases, data integration, and multi-dimensional reporting. Demonstrates how Power Query is used to discover, connect to, and import your data Shows you how to use PowerPivot to model data once it's been imported Offers guidance on using these tools to make analyzing data easier Written by a Microsoft MVP in the lighthearted, fun style you've come to expect from the For Dummies brand If you spend your days analyzing data, Excel PowerPivot & Power Query For Dummies will get you up and running with the rich set of Excel tools and reporting capabilities that will make your life—and work—easier.

M Is for (Data) Monkey

M Is for (Data) Monkey

A Guide to the M Language in Excel Power Query

  • Author: Ken Puls,Miguel Escobar
  • Publisher: Tickling Keys, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1615473459
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 212
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Power Query is one component of the Power BI (Business Intelligence) product from Microsoft, and "M" is the name of the programming language created by it. As more business intelligence pros begin using Power Pivot, they find that they do not have the Excel skills to clean the data in Excel; Power Query solves this problem. This book shows how to use the Power Query tool to get difficult data sets into both Excel and Power Pivot, and is solely devoted to Power Query dashboarding and reporting.