Check my previous post about introduction to Power BI before going through this article.
Creating a report and dashboards are very easy in Power BI by simply pointing to the correct data source.
Levels in Power BI,
1. Create a dataset
2. Create a report on top of above dataset
3. Create a dashboard – Just pin a charts to display in dashboard from report.
Power BI is an application which we can use in online as well as in desktop. The steps provided in my previous article (Link) is for online version of Power BI.
To download the desktop version, click here. It has more options compare than online version.
Power BI has gateways which helps to keep the data fresh by connecting the on-premises data sources. It provides the flexibility to individuals as well as organization.
There are many visualization tools available from different companies.
Microsoft always concentrates more on visualization tools because visual tools are going to play a major role in the future.
What is the use of visualization tools?
visualization tools to visualize and analyze the data in an easy way. In this digitized environment, we are producing data from different kinds of machines and gadgets which are not easy to process and understand. To understand those data, we need to process first and once we get proper format, then using visualization tools, we can able to understand.
Microsoft innovations are always awesome since those are very easy to learn and use. The most famous tool from Microsoft is office tools, in that Microsoft excel is the best which can be used from very basic users to advanced users.
In excel, Microsoft added a few more options in terms of visualization. Those options are,
Data is the most valuable asset in almost all the places.
Understanding the data is not easy for a layman. Visualization tools are playing a vital role to make the layman to understand about the data. Most of business decisions based on best data visualization.
This article speaks about simple visuals based on data about cancer statistics.
Just collected a few facts about the estimated number of new cancer cases in US 2015.
Visualization tools always helping us to see the facts very clearly. I just converted the data to graphs by using simple and effective Microsoft Excel.
Estimated New Cases for Both Male and Female:
Estimated New cases for Male Vs Female:
This is just to help you understand the facts about cancer diseases.