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Check out what happens if you start to type “PowerPivot” into Google’s search box these days:


Very gratifying, for sure.  Thanks folks, this feels good.

(I won’t comment on Bing, which clearly favors the blogs of current MS employees – cough cough PowerPivotGeek cough cough)

What I’ve Been Doing, What I Will Talk About Next

Maurice Prather and I have been heads-down this week getting PivotStream’s server farm up to date with SharePoint and PowerPivot RTM.  Four servers working together as a unit.  It feels like a phenomenal amount of power and capability, to be honest.

Here are some things on the agenda for the next week or two, in terms of the blog:

    1. Follow-up on my usage of Notepad++ – thank you Colin, I will never go back
    2. An overview of our PowerPivot farm, tradeoffs we’ve made, considerations we covered, etc.
    3. Re-usage techniques for PowerPivot logic, and workarounds for PowerPivot’s lack of data-level security
    4. Our first online, interactive PowerPivot demos! – Yes, these are coming 🙂
    5. My upcoming Teched joint session with that villainous hijacker of search engines, the PowerPivotGeek himself, Dave Wickert.

There are a few other things as well that I am sure I have forgotten.  Can’t wait to share.  May have to tell the folks at PivotStream that I’m going dark for a day or two to just pump out blog content 🙂

Any preference on where I start in the list above?  Drop me a comment.  I’m happy to tailor the sequence.

Rob Collie

One of the original engineering leaders behind Power BI and Power Pivot during his 14-year career at Microsoft, Rob Collie founded a consulting company in 2013 that is 100% devoted to “the new way forward” made possible by Power BI and its related technologies. Since 2013, PowerPivotPro has rapidly grown to become the leading firm in the industry, pioneering an agile, results-first methodology never before seen in the Business Intelligence space. A sought-after public speaker and author of the #1-selling Power BI book, Rob and his team would like to help you revolutionize your business and your career.

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