What is DAX?
Data Analysis eXpressions (DAX) is the formula language of Power Pivot and Power BI. Simply reading a book is normally not enough to help Excel users learn DAX skills – you need to complete exercises and get plenty of practice to make the transition. This book is written to give you exactly that – hands-on practice. Inside you will find explanation of concepts, sample exercises and then practice questions and answers to maximize learning retention and experience.
This was my first book on DAX written using Excel 2013 and the second edition Supercharge Excel that covers the same content using Excel 2016 is also available.
From Excel to Power BI
Power BI is the big new thing in business intelligence from Microsoft. PowerBI.com became generally available in July 2015 and is following a rapid monthly development cycle – the pace of change is quite astonishing. There is no doubt that Excel users will increasingly want to leverage the sharing and modern visualisation capabilities of PowerBI.com, and learning to write DAX is the foundation of that journey. Anyone that learns DAX from this book will be well placed to quickly move from Excel to PowerBI.com.
Supercharge Power BI is my new book that teaches readers how to get the most out of Power BI by learning the DAX language. And, the digital edition of this book is free with Learn to Write DAX.