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Power BI Live Demo

What can you do with Power BI?

You may have heard of Power BI but might not be aware of it's capabilities. This Power BI Live demo will let you see what it can do. Why not try it out here. Click and play as much as you want, see how interactive this is. If you would like to see how you can easily create interactive dashboards then check out our Power BI Training Courses

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You can also use the arrows at the bottom to navigate through the different visualisations.

Power BI Live Demo

Power BI allows you to enter the world of self service business analysis. If you're familiar with the concept of Pivot Tables in Microsoft Excel, it isn't too much of a leap to Power BI.

Power BI has two worlds. One online and the other in an application that you download which is known as the desktop version. The beauty of Power BI desktop is that it's free. Basically, if all you need is a program to create great looking charts and graphs then make a PDF to email to others then the desktop version is all you'll ever need and a lot of people us Power BI in this manner.

However, to eeke the most out of this Business Intelligence software you really need to look at the online part. You see, once you upload all of your Power BI charts, graphs and visualistaions you will be able to share them with others. plus they are interactive.

Now the above example dashboard is public and I created it just so that you can get an idea of the interactions in Power BI but if you want to secure you're data and share within your organisation you're going to need a license.

So, if you want to use Power BI for free then your sharing ability is limited. If you pay you can shrare.

Power BI Live Demo

Just as of brief explanation about the demo dashboard above. The coloured towers on the first page allows you to navigate through the various sheets on the dashboard. You can also use the arrow buttons at the bottom of the screen to move between dashboards. Alternatively, you can click on the text that says 1-5 which will allow you to directly navigate to a dashboard within the report click the save button to roll the menu back down.

Power BI Live Demo

I've left pretty much every part of the dashboard interactive, which means you can click on anything and it will "interact" with other visualisations. If you are still struggling to see the benefit try the following

Scenario using Power BI reports

Suppose your boss has asked you to investigate how much money people with a professional occupation spend on mountain bikes.

  1. From the start page click on Customer Analysis it's on page 4.
  2. Click on the mountain bikes slice of the dougnut.
  3. Now from the drop down list select professional and ensure that professional is the only one selected. You may have to untick some of the others.
  4. Now you can see the results as below.

Power BI Live Demo example dashboard