CP003: Business Intelligence for Masses – Interview with Mike Alexander
In the third session of Chandoo.org podcast, we are going to get BI curious. 😉
Not that kind you silly, We are talking about Business Intelligence, Big Data, Power Pivot & other Power BI family members.
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What is in this session?
In this session, I am happy to feature Mike Alexander – Microsoft MVP, Author, Blogger & a good friend. Mike talks about how Excel is shaping the BI (Business Intelligence) revolution with advent of Power BI functionality.
You will learn,
- Introduction, what Mike is up to these days?
- What is BI, what does it mean to an average Excel analyst?
- What BI capabilities Excel has – brief intro to each of them
- Power Pivot & what it does
- Power Query & why it is important
- Power View & how it works (and where it sucks)
- Power Maps
- How to learn about these new technologies
- Recommended Books
- Live classes
- Special gift for our listeners
Go ahead and listen to the show.
Links & Resources mentioned in this session:
- Microsoft BI Tools for Excel Analysts by Mike, Jared & Bernard
- 101 Ready to use Excel Macros by Mike Alexander
- Excel Dashboards & Reports by Mike Alexander
- Power Pivot for the Data Analyst by Bill Jelen
- DAX Formulas for Power Pivot by Rob Collie
- Power Pivot Alchemy by Rob Collie & Bill Jelen
- Author profiles of Chris Webb & Mike Alexander
Power Pivot related articles & resources
- Why Excel shines & where it falls compared to other BI tools [PowerPivotPro.com]
- Introduction to Power Pivot & how to use it?
- SQL Server Data Mining add-in
- I could not get a link to the segmentation, clustering add-in I used way back in 2006.
Mike & Bill’s upcoming Live Class
Transcript of this session:
Thanks to Mike
Thanks Mike for joining me and sharing your knowledge, humor and passion with our podcast community. As always, it was fun talking to you. I look forward to featuring you again in our show sometime.
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