This page explains how to get started with Power BI and also how to navigate this site and which pages will be of value to you based on your experience level.
There are three main use cases for Power BI:
Below a short overview of which skills are essential to effectively use Power BI:
Regardless whether you are new to Power BI or an expert, if you are new to Power BI Central below leveling indicator will help you decide where to get started on this site.
Who you are: You are the Starter.
Why you are here: You just heard about something called “Power BI” and would like to know what all the fuss is about.
What you should do: Read these introductions on Power BI Desktop and Power BI Service. Go to the Videos page and watch Microsoft’s Power BI Channel. Go to the Tools page and download Power BI Desktop. Play around. Be thoroughly impressed and go to the Courses Page and take the edX course.
Who you are: You are (somewhat) skilled.
Why you are here: You were searching for one place that connects you to all available information on Power BI.
What you should do: Go to Books page and order a book. Go to the Forums page and ask a question. Go to the Blogs page and determine which Blogs you absolutely need to follow and wonder aloud how I made that Power BI Report. Join a group on the Groups page.
Who you are: Your native language is DAX. You are fluent in M. You think English is overrated.
Why you are here: It is your job to know everything. Hence you are here.
What you should do: Go to the Blogs page and think what you would have done differently in building that report. Search for very specific and complicated blog posts. Go to the Ideas page and check in weekly how the features you voted for are doing.