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Can You Spot the Power Pivot Blogger In this Picture?

A Little Scarce…

Last week at the PASS BA Conference, Matt Allington was giving me grief about having not written enough blog posts lately.

He is right of course.  It hit me pretty hard, to hear that, even though I already knew it.

Doubly so since writing turns out to be one of the most rewarding things I do.

Well, I have a reason.  There’s a long-running personal matter that has been consuming an ever-increasing share of time over the past year.

No, I’m not sick, nor is anyone else.  Everyone is (and is going to be) fine, but that doesn’t make it any easier.

It’s all finally coming to a conclusion this week and next.  Wish me luck.  If it comes out correctly, I will be “back” in a big way.  If not…  well, then I’ll still redouble my efforts here.  This site, and you folks, are “home” for me in an important sense.

Thanks everyone for being here, for reading this, and for being so great to me (us) over the years. 

Stay tuned for our normal guest post on Thursday, and watch this space for news late next week if all goes well.

I also need to circle back with the results of the hardware/perf survey.  If you haven’t run that test yet, please consider it so that it makes the results more valid.



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 7 Comments
  1. Hi Stranger,

    When in doubt, flip a coin, head means “Just do IT” tail means “consider flipping the coin again!”


  2. Since I had the honor of meeting you in Cleveland for the PowerPivot training this February, I know you have your priorities straight and know that the love you have for your family is honest, deep and sincere. I hope everything works out well.

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