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Introducing Microsoft Power BI by Marco Russo, Alberto Ferrari

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Chapter 1. Introducing Power BI

David is the manager of budgeting at Contoso, a company that sells electronic products worldwide through several retail shops and a website. Around the globe, country/region managers are responsible for producing figures for next year’s budget for their respective countries/regions, which David then aggregates to produce the big picture to show to his boss.

Our scenario begins in October 2015, when David commences working on the budget for 2016. As always, David has a Microsoft Excel workbook containing the relevant information to produce the budget. Based on the results of the workbook, he would typically create a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation to share the results during internal meetings. This year, however, ...

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