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User Groups Learning Tools Documentation Important Miscellaneous
Dataflows Best Practices Bloggers/YouTubers Performance Custom Visuals External Tools Artificial Intelligence Report v. Dashboard
PBI v. SSRS Visio Visualizer

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Metaphor: the “wave” is the Power BI development team and the boat is any competitor of Power BI.
Remember, when Microsoft is “in it”, they’re in it to win it!

User Group Information

To find events and find user groups

To post questions, find gallery items and more…

List of some of the active USA and foreign Power BI user groups, such as

Check out Mark Walter’s blog (Story BI) post, “Links to some of the best Power BI resources the web has to offer” which lists mosts of the “must-know” Power BI resources. Our resource lists overlap a great deal.

Power BI Learning options

Power BI Certifications

See above in the “Learning options” section

Power BI Certification Prep Books
Exam Ref PL-300 Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst
By Daniil Maslyuk
Microsoft Press Store by Pearson
Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst Certification Guide
by Orrin Edenfield , Edward Corcoran
Packt Publishing

My PBI bookmark file, as of July 2019, with about 400 of my *favorite* PBI links. Import this into your browser

Tabular Data Model Developer – Tools & References

Power BI is an Enigma, so What to Do?
(a blog post from Matt Allington)
I also love this diagram/metaphor also (but I don’t know who to credit)

A few select Power BI Documentation references:

Other Important Power BI References

Dataflow – Video links and references

Third-Party Power BI Connectors from CData (quite an extensive list) $$$

Best Practices, Cheat Sheets, & Tips & Tricks

Did I miss any good posts? Also, see the references in my “Documentation” section above. Yep, there’s a lot of overlap among these but they each have their “angle” and there’s no harm in repetition here.

Miscellaneous Power BI links and resources

Keyboard Shortcuts in Power BI Desktop (I have keyboard shortcut references for many other things, too)

Other Power BI and Data Bloggers / YouTubers to Follow

References on Performance

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Features in Power BI

Power BI Smart Narrative by Scott Murray at MSSQLTips

What is the difference between a Power BI Report and a Dashboard?

PASS BI virtual chapter from Ginger Grant, “Power BI Practical Storytelling and Visualization Techniques” (a report makeover)

Custom visuals that seem especially useful to those in finance and accounting:

External Tools

Power BI v. Reporting Services, a few references…

Visio Data Visualizer

Screenshots: Using Power BI with WordPress and Google Analytics

In December 2020 I presented “Rapid BI Solutions with Power BI and Power Query” for GLUGnet. Thank you Sam Nasr and NIS Technologies for sponsoring and recording and editing the video.