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***UPDATE:  Pre-order window moved to Tuesday April 1st, and moved from Amazon to

0) Add the pre-order window to your calendar

1a) Physical Book Page (USA Orders Only!)

1b) eBook Page (All Countries)

***BONUS:  In addition to getting your name printed in the book, ALL pre-orders from will include IMMEDIATE access to the “rough cuts” version of Alchemy in PDF form.  Think of this as the 99% complete version of the book, a “final beta” of sorts.  You can start reading next week, and then receive the final version when it’s ready in a few weeks.  (Immediate access to the PDF is included with pre-orders of the physical book OR eBook).



About 160 People Got Their Names Printed in the First Book, and Seemed to Really Enjoy It.
Time to Do That Again for My Long-Delayed New Book, Alchemy.

The long tug of war draws to a close…

Yes folks, it’s basically done.  For over a year now, Bill and I have taken turns playing the roles of “Busy Guy Who Keeps Putting it Off” and “Impatient Guy Who Wonders Why the Other Guy Keeps Dragging His Feet.”

For the record, it looks like the game is ending with me holding the hot potato.  Bill will forever remind me that I was the last hold up, I know this.

Order Tuesday April 1st Between
12 and 1 PM US Eastern Time

Pre-order the book on during that 1-hour window and we will include your name in the book before it goes to the printer!  (Yes we still have a narrow window for changes).

0) Add the pre-order window to your calendar

1a) Physical Book Page (USA Orders Only!)

1b) eBook Page (All Countries)

(No Need to Send Screenshots Since We’ll Have Your Name on the Order)

Already Pre-Ordered?

If you pre-ordered on Amazon previously, go ahead and let me know.  We’ll take care of you.  [email protected]

What’s IN the Book?

It’s a mix of old and new techniques.  It’s half “collection of favorite techniques from the blog” and half “stuff never covered here before.”  Power Query, Power View, and Power Map all have chapters for instance.

Even the “old” techniques have been spruced up a bit.  Bill has added quite a bit, I’ve added quite a bit.

Oh, and yeah, there are some more Microsoft stories from “back in the day.”  For instance, how the Slicers feature happened.

Anyway, we hope you like it Smile

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.

This Post Has 14 Comments
    1. Thank you sir! I’ve used that trick once before but never seem to remember how to do it. Thanks for the suggestion, I’ve changed the mailto link 🙂

  1. Pre-ordered on Nov 03, 2013. Screen capture sent.
    Very anxious to see what’s not in the blog!
    Thx for this 2nd edition

    1. Yeah it looks like Amazon doesn’t allow pre-orders here in the US. Probably because the book is so overdue 🙂

      Anyway, we’re resourceful. Switching this to Tuesday and Post updated.

  2. So, I could cancel my pre-order from Feb and place anew pre-order tomorrow during the window… or just place another pre-order and cancel that one later… or just buy two books. So many choices!

  3. Just pre-ordered in the UK! Hopefully you may include some of us from over here!

    Your first book gave me a great insight into the incredible powers of PowerPivot.

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