Introducing Microsoft Power BI – Free ebook from SQLBI


Introducing Microsoft Power BI is a book that covers the basics of the tool and, at the same time, shows you what the main capabilities of Power BI are. The first chapters are similar to a step-by-step guide to start using the service, but the goal is also to show you all available features and the business scenarios covered by them.

This book is targeted to a variety of readers. There are information workers and people who are totally new to the BI world. For those readers, the book acts as a simple introduction to the concepts that are the foundation of BI. Yet, another target category is that of IT professionals and database administrators who might need to drive the decisions of the company in adopting Power BI, because their users are asking for it. For them, this book acts as both a simple introduction to the basic concepts, explaining why users are so interested in Power BI, and as an overview of the capabilities and tools available in Power BI, so that readers can make educated choices in adopting it.

Book content:

  • Introducing Power BI
  • Sharing the dashboard
  • Understanding data refresh
  • Using Power BI Desktop
  • Getting data from services and content packs
  • Building a data model
  • Improving Power BI reports
  • Using Microsoft Power BI in your company

Download standard PDF https://aka.ms/IntroPowBI/StndPDF

Mobile PDF release https://aka.ms/IntroPowBI/MobPDF

Source: Introducing Microsoft Power BI – SQLBI

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PACKT Publishing Merry Christmas Skill Up Campaign – $5 ebooks


PACKT Publishing Merry Christmas Skill Up Campaign – $5 ebooks

$5-promo

“Packt’s $5 sale starts today and would run up till 6th Jan 2016. We will be offering our customers ebook/videos for $5 each.”

You can find some good NAV Titles ex: “Learning Dynamics NAV Patterns“, “Programming Microsoft Dynamics™ NAV 2015” , “Dynamics NAV 2015 Professional Reporting” and others nice NAV ebooks … only for $5 each one !!!!

Sample Links: https://www.packtpub.com/big-data-and-business-intelligence/microsoft-dynamics-nav-2015-professional-reporting

https://www.packtpub.com/application-development/programming-microsoft®-dynamics™-nav

…actually i’m writing two ebooks reviews   …coming soon on Amazon.com

http://bit.ly/1YtJJnI

pakcet

PACKT Publishing  www.packtpub.com

Microsoft Future Visions


“Microsoft Future Visions: Where fact and fiction collide

These visionary stories explore prediction science, quantum computing, real-time translation, machine learning, and much more.

Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Inspired by Microsoft is an anthology of new short work from some of the greatest science fiction writers in the field. These visionary stories explore prediction science, quantum computing, real-time translation, machine learning, and much more. The authors used inside access to leading-edge work from Microsoft Research as inspiration, crafting pieces that predict the near-future of technology%mdash;and examine its complex relationship to our core humanity.

Future Visions features contributions from:
Elizabeth Bear
Greg Bear
David Brin
Nancy Kress
Ann Leckie
Jack McDevitt
Seanan McGuire
Robert J. Sawyer
…along with a short graphic novel by Blue Delliquanti and Michele Rosenthal, plus original illustrations by Joey Camacho.

These are some of today’s most visionary creators—and they’ve joined together to give us a preview of tomorrow.

 

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE COPY NOW
Available at these eBook sites:

Source: Future Visions

Learning Dynamics NAV Patterns


Learning Dynamics NAV Patterns
new NAV book by Mark Brummel: “Learning Dynamics NAV Patterns”

nav patterns

“Create solutions that are easy to maintain, quick to upgrade, and follow proven concepts and designs” https://www.packtpub.com/big-data-and-business-intelligence/learning-dynamics-nav-patterns

“ALL” about NAV C/AL Design Patterns

some links about NAV Design Patterns Project…

“The NAV Design Patterns project that started at Microsoft in July 2012. After a while, we opened up to external C/AL developers, who joined the authors in writing patterns.
If you have a pattern proposal, here is what to do. Hoping this work will bring value to you.”

Bogdana Botez drives, from the Microsoft side, an initiative to name and expose reusable design patterns in the NAV application code.

Pattern Evangelists:
– Eric Wauters (Waldo)
– Gary Winter
– Mark Brummel
– Mike Doster
– Søren Klemmensen

Design Patterns Community Page – Wiki
https://community.dynamics.com/nav/w/designpatterns

NAV Design Patterns: Your project now!

NAV Design Patterns: Your project now!

Patterns
https://community.dynamics.com/nav/w/designpatterns/105.1-patterns

Get Involved
https://community.dynamics.com/nav/w/designpatterns/106.get-involved

Template for writing NAV Design Patterns
https://community.dynamics.com/nav/w/designpatterns/107.template-for-writing-nav-design-patterns

Code of conduct
https://community.dynamics.com/nav/w/designpatterns/239.rules-of-conduct
Related links
https://community.dynamics.com/nav/w/designpatterns/118.related-links

MSDN NAV Team Blog – posts about patterns
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/nav/tag/patterns/

NAV Application Design slides from NAV TechDays conference in Antwerp, 2013
http://mibuso.com/downloads?FileID=1573

NAV Application Design movie from NAV TechDays conference in Antwerp, 2013
http://mibuso.com/downloads?FileID=1556

NAV’s Secret Code: Design Patterns of Today and Tomorrow slides from NAV TechDays conference in Antwerp, 2013
http://mibuso.com/downloads?FileID=1568

Archive PAtterns
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/nav/archive/tags/patterns/

….be a nav pattern author !!!
https://community.dynamics.com/nav/w/designpatterns/106.be-a-nav-pattern-author

Free Project Management ebooks and Scrum Templates


Free Project Management Books (Legally Free Computers Books)

http://www.onlineprogrammingbooks.com/project-management/

Nice 4-free-project-management-ebooks here

“Real Life Scrum”, “The Scrum Primer”, “Agile Transition and Tools”

http://www.onlineprogrammingbooks.com/4-free-project-management-ebooks-real-life-scrum-the-scrum-primer-agile-transition-and-tools/

Excel/Google Spreadsheets Templates

Excel Template

SCRUM – Product Backlog – Sprint Template 

Google Spreadsheets – Scrum Template

https://drive.google.com/templates%3Ftype%3Dspreadsheets%26q%3Dscrum%26sort%3Dhottest%26view%3Dpublic?ddrp=1#

Scrum Guide Downloads | Scrum Guides


Download the official Scrum Guide

Scrum is defined completely in the Scrum Guide by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, the originators of Scrum.

Web Guide

http://scrumguides.org/scrum-guide.html

Download Page

http://scrumguides.org/download.html

 

Italian Language PDF (2013) by “Scrum Italia Group”

http://scrumguides.org/docs/scrumguide/v1/Scrum-Guide-ITA.pdf#zoom=100