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  • 1.  Power BI

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Apr 04, 2019 08:44 AM
    Hi everyone,

    I just returned to work from maternity leave and I feel like I am playing catch up now! Before I left I was interested in learning more about Power Bi, currently only my IT guy runs reports and understands how to run it. I am interested in learning. Any advice on links or webinars that will help me get started? thanks!

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    Heather L
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  • 2.  RE: Power BI

    Posted Apr 05, 2019 02:45 AM
    ​Hi Heather

    There is a three part webinar series about Data Warehousing and Power BI relating to AX and D365 F&O starting on the 11th April that might be useful for you.

    Data Warehousing 101: What is a Data Warehouse and Why do I Care?

    If your company is struggling with effective reporting because data isn't readily available, or isn't consistent, accurate, or up-to-date, or if gathering data for reports causes slowdowns in operational systems - then you may need a Data Warehouse. Join this webinar to learn what a Data Warehouse is, in the context of BI and Reporting for D365 F&O and Dynamics AX.
    Register through Upcoming Webinars - Dynamics AX User Group

    Hope that helps

    Regards
    Di

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    Dianne Benbow
    Business Analyst
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  • 3.  RE: Power BI

    Posted Apr 05, 2019 04:29 AM

    Hi Heather,

     

    I found Meghan Walkers videos really easy to follow along with https://www.youtube.com/user/meganvwalker123

     

    For a start ��

     

    With warm regards,

     

    Alison

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  • 4.  RE: Power BI

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Apr 08, 2019 05:35 AM
    Hey Heather,

    What are you trying to achieve? Is creating reports for yourself, or for others in the organization to consume?

    The free guided learning from MS is pretty good - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/guided-learning/

    Good luck with it!

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    Donal McCarthy
    BrightWork
    Galway
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  • 5.  RE: Power BI

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Apr 08, 2019 09:02 AM
    thank you everyone for your suggestions! I will give these links a try!
    I am just looking to learn how BI works and learn something new. Currently my IT guru does reports based from power BI but I wanted to learn it as well.

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  • 6.  RE: Power BI

    GOLD CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Apr 08, 2019 11:07 AM
    Heather,
    See if you can find a Dashboard in a Day (DIAD) event in your area. When I was getting started with PowerBI, this was like a kickstart that helped me understand the data sources and how to use them to create visualizations. The DIAD provides a basic foundation that has proven essential. Good luck!

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    Nancy Peterson
    Senior Business Analyst
    Pitsco Education
    Pittsburg KS
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  • 7.  RE: Power BI

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Apr 08, 2019 12:53 PM
    thanks @Nancy Peterson good to know! ​

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    Heather L
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  • 8.  RE: Power BI

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Apr 08, 2019 01:06 PM
    @Heather Laughlin - You may want to check out the Power BI User Group community. I believe it's free to join if you already have a CRMUG membership.

    Here is the link: https://www.pbiusergroup.com/home ​

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    Aaron Back, MCSE
    Sr. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Consultant
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  • 9.  RE: Power BI

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Apr 08, 2019 01:59 PM
    @Aaron Back, MCSE good to know! I believe I need to renew my membership still. ​

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    Heather L
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  • 10.  RE: Power BI

    Posted Apr 09, 2019 08:16 AM
    Heather - If your company has access to Pluralsite there are some good courses there.

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    Chris Caputo
    Director of Project Management
    CATIC
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  • 11.  RE: Power BI

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Apr 09, 2019 10:46 AM
    @Heather Laughlin - I meant to add this in my previous response but totally forgot. There is an entire course available for free on EdX.

    https://www.edx.org/course/analyzing-and-visualizing-data-with-power-bi-2 ​

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    Aaron Back, MCSE
    Sr. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Consultant
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  • 12.  RE: Power BI

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Apr 11, 2019 09:45 AM
    @Aaron Back, MCSE this is awesome! thanks cant wait to check it out!


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