Welcome to ALT-Enter LLC. If you have landed here, it’s probably because you heard me speak about Power BI at a webinar, training, or an event. Whatever the reason, I am glad you are here.
I am passionate about Power BI, and want to use my web space to help other people get ‘skilled up’ on this amazing tool.
BI stands for “business intelligence” and Power BI (PBI) is a Microsoft-specific BI tool. There are other BI tools, notably Tableau and Sisense. Because I am a Microsoft Certified trainer (see About Me), I have focused on Power BI. That said, there are many topics that are platform independent and when I post on these topics, I will tag them as “BI”, “Microsoft”, “Excel” or a tag that reflects the context.
There are typically two ‘on ramps’ to Power BI: Excel or database user. Of course these are not mutually exclusive, but a typical business user can be very skilled with Excel and have almost no exposure to databases. My path to PBI was through Excel; I had to learn some of the database terms and concepts that are common in Power BI. While doing this, I realized that there are lots of amazing resources for people who are already knowledgeable around database ‘lingo’ and concepts, but not much for the rest of us. So here I am! Hopefully, the information I share will help you make progress learning Power BI.
If you are already skilled, there are other blogs that I love. Check out the Other Resources tab.