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“I can’t believe it’s not SharePoint, er, Excel, er, wait… it IS Excel and SharePoint…  so confused…”



A couple weeks back I posted screenshots of our custom SharePoint master pages.  The functionality was great, but the aesthetics were still a little bland.

We’ve had some plastic surgery done since then.  Here’s the new home page:

Custom PowerPivot SharePoint Report Portal
Redesigned Customer Report Portal

We kept all of the functionality from before (no Ribbon or Site Actions menu unless you are an admin, etc.) but there’s a new component now as well:  the treeview.  There are five reports under each node of that tree, so our customers can quickly find any of the 100+ reports they are looking for.

(No, we don’t use the built-in Report Gallery – it really doesn’t handle more than 2-3 reports in practice).

And here is one of the redesigned report pages:

Custom PowerPivot SharePoint Report Page
Redesigned Customer Report Page

As I said before, if you need advice or help doing something similar, drop me a note.

Rob Collie

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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