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Power BI - Getting Started

Power BI - Install and First Steps
Note: Power BI Desktop is available at no charge. The “payment” is providing Microsoft with your e-mail, phone number and you will be frequently encouraged to upgrade to Pro with greyed feature links, popups, data capacity limits (1GB), etc.. You can easily generate high-quality reports that illustrate a data set with Power BI Desktop (non-Pro).

Download the App at this link - https://powerbi.micro... The link on this main page is for 64-bit Windows. Click on the Advance Download Options for 32-bit Windows option.

First Steps
Microsoft wants you to learn their product so they can gain insights on product improvement and develop a loyal user base who will be hired by companies who have already purchased Pro and Server licenses or will advocate for the purchase.

A couple blogs comparing Data Visualization tools:
Tableau vs Power BI - Feb 2017

Power BI vs Tableau - March 2017

In the end it depends on your needs. If you just need data visualization - Tableau is the best. If you are looking for a broad, integrated data analytics platform - Power BI is the better choice.
Share any other useful getting started links in Meetup Discussion area -

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Volunteer and Practice Data Visualization projects August 2, 2018 5:25 AM Charlotte L.
Google Data Studio - Getting Started August 2, 2018 5:18 AM Charlotte L.
Open Source data sources June 6, 2018 5:15 AM Charlotte L.
Excel - Getting Started September 18, 2017 2:53 PM Charlotte L.
Power BI - Getting Started November 3, 2017 6:09 AM Charlotte L.
Tableau-Getting Started November 3, 2017 6:10 AM Charlotte L.
About Tacoma Visual Analytics September 18, 2017 12:48 PM Charlotte L.

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