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Even though it is still open, the one-question poll results have stabilized.  In fact, the percentages were pretty stable even from the beginning.

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When I first “opened” the blog more than two years ago, the readership was overwhelmingly “BI” plus a smattering of SharePoint folks.  There weren’t enough Excel folks aware of PowerPivot to really even register back then.

The growth of the Excel audience here from essentially zero to approximately 70% of the readership actually parallels, perfectly, the total growth in page views.

Makes sense.  If you are part of the Microsoft BI community, you heard the PowerPivot message early and often.  The Excel audience is MUCH harder to reach, and has had to discover PowerPivot via social/viral means.

Non-BI = Excel?

Yeah, is that a stretch?  I don’t think so, not at all.  If you are crunching numbers and you are not BI, what are you?  Excel, that’s what.  Or working/researching on behalf of an Excel audience.

What about “Other?”  Those answers were overwhelmingly Excel-focused, too.  Here’s a sample:

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One Last Note

How did I perform the analysis?  Why, I exported to Excel of course Smile

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…and then into PowerPivot.

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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