PowerPivotPro is Coming to Phoenix

February 20 - 22, 2018

Registration for 2018 Public Training is now open!


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FEBRUARY 20 - 21

Foundations: Power Pivot & Power BI

Instructor: Kellan Danielson

Super charge your analytics and reporting skills with Microsoft’s dynamic duo. Designed to handle huge volumes of data, these tools will transform the way you work! Two Days in our class and you are EMPOWERED!

  • Learn Microsoft’s secret weapon behind Power Pivot & Power BI: DAX
  • Taught by Kellan Danielson – PowerPivotPro Partner and Vice President of Client Services
  • You don’t need to be an IT professional – most of our students come from an Excel background

FEBRUARY 20 - 21

Level Up Series: Advanced DAX

Instructor: Ryan Sullivan

The Advanced DAX Course was such a hit in the first half of 2017 that we’ve expanded the course to 2 days!


  • This advanced DAX training class is taught completely in Power BI Desktop.
  • Students are encouraged to take our Foundations course and have hands on experience with the DAX language.
  • Taught by Ryan Sullivan – Principal Consultant.
  • Class material drawn from usage of Advanced DAX applications while consulting with hundreds of international firms.


Level Up Series: Power Query for Excel & Power BI

Instructor: Krissy Dyess

The second class in the series is our Level Up Series is Power Query for Excel & Power BI.

  • Students are encouraged to take our Foundations course and have hands on experience with Power Query in Excel or Power BI Desktop.
  • Taught by Krissy Dyess – PowerPivotPro Principal Consultant and Phoenix native!
  • We will cover common to unique business challenges made easy with Power Query’s data wrangling capabilities.
  • Intermediate to Advanced Level Power Query best practices distilled into easy to understand patterns to apply to your most common business challenges.
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Post by Rob Collie


That’s a Pretty Badass Quote, Prominently Displayed When You Walk Into KAMAN HQ

Wanna Work for One of Our Coolest Clients?

imageMike Miskell is Winston Wolf.  That’s basically his job description.  When the executives at KAMAN identify a problem, they send The Wolf to fix it.  And The Wolf, is Mike Miskell.

Last year, The Wolf found Power Pivot.  Nine minutes and thirty-seven seconds later, KAMAN had revolutionized their entire culture around profitability.  (You get the 9:37 reference, Pulp Fiction fans?)

(For the record, I don’t think Mike has even SEEN Pulp Fiction.  He’s just The Wolf naturally.  And he promised me he’d watch the movie if I posted this.)

We even got on stage together, The Wolf and I, at PASS BA 2014 in San Jose to talk about the success of this project.

We then co-presented on a VERY different stage, last month, at the Secret Microsoft/PowerPivotPro Summit.



The Wolf, at the Secret Summit, Saying Please.  Pretty Please.  With Sugar on Top.
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The Wolf Needs You

Buoyed by the success of the first project, KAMAN is now doubling down on Power Pivot and hiring a team…  ooh, let’s call it the Winston Wolf Pack.

The job is technically in Rochester NY, but for the right candidate, different locations will be considered.

If Interested, Click Here to Drop Us an Email

Aside…  Isn’t This Bad for Business?

I can hear the seasoned consultants out there “tsk tsk-ing” at us.  Why help one of our clients hire more skilled people – won’t that cut into the amount of paid work we can do for KAMAN?

My answer:  umm, maybe?  Thing is, Empowerment is the new style. It’s not our desire to become wrapped around our clients’ spinal cords like some sort of alien parasite.  We don’t want our clients to become dependent on us.  We want to assist them on their path to self-sufficiency.

So things like this are a major WIN in our eyes.  A feel-good moment AND a “no BS” validation that the sorts of things we do ACTUALLY WORK.

And even in a successful empowerment story, we’re still “on call” if you need us to train up new departments, unblock you when you get stuck, etc., so it’s not like we turn into a pumpkin.  But we’re stoked to do things like this.  Positively stoked.  And we don’t care whether “old-school” consulting firms disapprove.  Welcome to the New Style.

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Rob Collie

One of the founding engineers behind Power Pivot during his 14-year career at Microsoft, and creator of the world’s first cloud Power Pivot service, Rob is one of the foremost authorities on self-service business intelligence and next-generation spreadsheet technology. 

This Post Has 7 Comments

    1. Rob, Awesome post. You have an extraordinary way of making this a real BLAST. Our journey with YOU (and PowerPivot) has been life altering. Our team has created remarkable tools that Solve Problems and continue to accelerate as they go internally viral. As promised, watched Pulp Fiction last night. Enough of this post stuff need to go solve a problem, Time is a factor, I think fast, I talk fast, I need you guys to act fast……Join the Problem Solving Team….Pretty please with sugar on top. The Wolf

  1. The “New Style” is the future..The clients are transforming from “Old School”. They are highly informed and the new marketing directives are to help and engage with your clients..Really glad that you are “New Styler”

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