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Jul 10, 2015

Demo Day: Analyze Azure Consumption Data with Power BI

Chris Campbell Posted by Chris Campbell

analyzing-azure.pngPart of my job at BlueGranite is to manage our cloud infrastructure in Microsoft Azure. Azure provides me with a lot of data about how we spend money on various resources across a number of Azure subscriptions. The problem is, that trying to figure out where all the money goes can be tricky because of the number of subscriptions and different services and components.

Microsoft Power BI with the new Power BI Designer makes it easy to combine data from multiple files into an easy to analyze data model. When published to http://powerbi.com, you can share an interactive dashboard with as many people in your organization as necessary.

In today's Demo Day video, I'll show you how I combine monthly usage data that I receive from Azure into a single analysis application, build a dashboard, and then share it with my team.

In addition, you'll see how you can:

  • Combine, clean and shape data with the Query designer for Power BI
  • Build interactive, drag-and-drop charts
  • Use custom calculations to enhance your data

 

Is your organization deploying Microsoft Power BI?

BlueGranite offers hands-on, instructor-led training at your facility to help both business and IT teams adopt Microsoft Power BI for self-service business intelligence and analytics. Up to ten attendees will receive expert-led guidance through a complete set of hands-on labs and training modules. After the training, attendees will be able to acquire data, build data models, and create visualizations quickly and easily with Microsoft Power BI.  Click here to learn more.

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Chris Campbell

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Chris Campbell

Chris is the former Chief Technology Officer at BlueGranite. He is Certified in Microsoft Business Intelligence as well as Hortonworks Hadoop Development. Chris has expertise in the architecture of modern data solutions that include big data and relational data warehouse technologies. Chris is currently a Cloud Data Architect with Microsoft in the Heartland District.

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