Session 1: Introducing Power Query (formerly known as Data Explorer)


Presented by: Tyler Chessman Microsoft Power Query is a new self-service business intelligence (BI) tool that helps users find and prepare data for analysis. Available as an add-in for both Excel 2013 and Excel 2010, Power Query makes it easier to discover, combine, and refine both public and private data sources.

Buy This On-Demand Training Now!

This video is part of the Getting Started with SQL Server's Data Visualization Tools On Demand training.

Business intelligence experts Stacia Misner and Tyler Chessman walk you through how to get started with SQL Server’s data visualization tools, including Power Query (formerly known as Data Explorer), Power View, PowerPivot, and Report Builder to find, compile, and graphically display data for analysis by business users.

Already purchased this? to view your content.

From the Blogs
Sep 29, 2015

Data Breaches and Insider Threats

I’ll sound a bit like Captain Obvious for bringing this up, but it’s important to remember that security encompasses a lot more than protecting sensitive data from the specter of outsider threats like hackers. Properly implemented security policies also account for threat-models that include insiders – or people within your organization....More
Sep 15, 2015

Setting Up Additional Checks to Ensure Regular Transaction Log Backups 1

There’s simply no way to overstate the importance of regular Transaction Log Backups. Not only do they help protect from disaster, but regular execution of T-Log backups on Full (and Bulk-Logged) Recovery databases helps keep thing “fit and trim”. Most of the time, setting up a Notification for when T-Log Backup Jobs fail is enough to let you know when something goes wrong....More
Sep 1, 2015

Stop Using INFORMATION_SCHEMA and SysObjects for Exists Checks 3

Code like this isn’t optimal: IF EXISTS(SELECT * FROM sys.objects WHERE name = N'TableToDrop' AND type = 'U')         DROP TABLE TableToDrop; GO Neither is this: IF EXISTS(SELECT TABLE_NAME FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES WHERE TABLE_NAME = 'TableToDrop')         DROP TABLE TableToDrop; GO Yet, I see both of those used all of the time – over and over again. Even though it’s 2015.  ...More
SQL Server Pro Forums

Get answers to questions, share tips, and engage with the SQL Server community in our Forums.

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×