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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