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Excel Business Intelligence: Power Query

Important: Versions and compatibility

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  • Course details

    Microsoft Excel includes a powerful feature called Power Query—also known as Get & Transform or Get Data—which provides fast and powerful data gathering and cleansing capabilities. In this course—the first installment in the Excel Business Intelligence series—follow along with experienced Excel trainer Chris Dutton as he shows you the robust capabilities of Power Query. Chris kicks off the course by outlining the power Excel landscape and spelling out when to use business intelligence tools like Power Query, Power Pivot, and DAX. He then dives into Power Query, explaining how to leverage key query editing tools to connect and transform data. Learn about basic Power Query table transformations, text-specific query editing tools, how to merge and append queries, and more. Chris also shares best practices for working efficiently with Power Query.

    Instructor

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      Chris Dutton

      Founder & COO, Maven Analytics

      • Chris Dutton is a certified Microsoft Excel Expert and analytics consultant.Chris has nearly a decade of experience working with Fortune 500 companies across automotive, retail, insurance, and travel verticals. He has developed award-winning business intelligence and data visualization tools, which have been featured by Microsoft, the New York Times, and the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR). As founder of Excel Maven, Chris has helped thousands of students learn how to use Excel as a dynamic and powerful analytics tool, and has developed personalized training programs for individuals, private groups, and businesses across the country. He graduated summa cum laude and received the Charles Bluhdorn Prize in Economics at Tufts University.

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  • Welcome

    - [Instructor] Now, before we dive in, it's important to talk about versions and compatibility. A couple of important things to note here. Power Pivot is currently not available for Mac, and it's only available in certain versions of Excel for Windows. So first thing's first, if you want to see a full, current list of compatible versions, check out support.office.com. I'm showing you a full link here with a short code version or you can simply google Where is Power Pivot and you'll land at this page here. And this site lays out all of the versions of Office and Excel that contain Power Pivot and these other business intelligence tools. So take a look, make sure that your version is compatible before you go on with the course. Now, a few other quick considerations. Number one, Power Pivot does work best with a 64-bit version of Excel. Now, it's not critical. You can run Power Pivot with a 32-bit version of Excel, it's just that 64-bit has access to more processing power and more memory…

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