David Dye 
Introduction to Power Query
By David Dye
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Wednesday, September 17th, 2014, 1:00 PM Eastern

Webcast Overview

For years, Microsoft Excel has been the primary tool for report writers and business analyst providing a means to collect, analyze, and present data. In 2010 Microsoft released Power Query (originally called Data Explorer), a free add on to Excel. You can use Power Query to extend Excel's capabilities by providing a way to extract data from a number of different sources and present them natively in Excel or used as a data model. Power Query is now part of the Microsoft Power BI (Business Intelligence) tools to help deliver self-service business intelligence from within Excel and Microsoft SharePoint. This learning event focuses on Power Query and its ability to import data from numerous different sources such as Facebook, web services, and databases and provides information on how you can present the data within Excel and Microsoft Power Pivot.

Learning Objectives:

Each attendee will leave with the knowledge and toolset necessary to:

  1. Connect to different data source including:
    • Web services
    • Facebook
    • SQL
  2. Import data into Excel or a data model
  3. Transform data using Power Query
  4. Use the imported data in a Power Pivot project

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