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10 Steps to Getting Started

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1. Tackle the tech – It’s free and easy to get started! Download Power BI Desktop here.


Power BI is a cloud-based analytics service that gives you a single view of your data. Create rich interactive reports with Power BI Desktop and access your data on the go with native Power BI Mobile apps. It’s easy, fast, and free.

2. Get Started - Begin with the Power BI Desktop getting started guide here.

3. Find out what’s new in Power BI with publish to web- Power BI publish to web lets you create data stories with amazing interactive visualizations and publish them to your blog or website in minutes. Find out more about Power BI publish to web here.

4. Create a report and share using Power BI publish to web – The best way to kick things off is to find a project, work with the data, explore findings and create your first report.

5. Get inspired! View the Power BI Data Stories Gallery to see the amazing variety of reports you can create with Power BI.


6. Check out Power BI in action with KING 5 News – See how KING 5 News used Power BI on air, online and in their mobile apps for election coverage in this case study.

7. Check out a journalist in action using Power BI- By using the unique capabilities of Power BI, Seeking Alpha Financial Analyst Dallas Salazar has risen above the pack to write attention-grabbing articles on financial news. Read more here.


8. Take yourself to school – Listen to the online ‘Introduction to Visualization’ webinar led by data visualization expert and designer Alberto Cairo, and then learn how to use data visualization for storytelling in the deeper courses on why you should leverage graphics, data exploration, truthful visualization, how to choose the right graphics, and design and narrative. Course links here.


9. Get engaged in the Power BI Data Storytelling Community – Leverage the Power BI Data Storytelling Community by asking questions, sharing results, and utilizing the resources provided.


10. Stay Informed – Become a great visual story teller by following the latest on the Power BI blog.


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