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Happy!  New Site!Well folks it’s been nearly six years since we launched PowerPivotPro.com, and we were long overdue for an update.

The idea here is to give you the same information as always, but in a visually-clearer and more modern format.

Expect a few hiccups and small tweaks over the next couple weeks while we finish dialing this all in.

Next up, we’re going to be working on the mobile version (which was already improved a few months back, but still needs to get better).

We’d LOVE to hear your feedback – things you like, don’t like, things that are just flat-out broken, etc.  Please leave us comments on this post – the web team will be monitoring.

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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  1. Did you sneak in the mobile changes already? This looks AWESOME on my phone. I’m not sure I’ve seen any other blog so easy to read on a phone!

  2. The new look is just awesome and amazingly user friendly… but important features available before for searching and finding topics are missing.

    At least 60% of what I do in powerpivotpro.com is to search for help on important topics. Many of these topics deserve to be re-visited a couple of times given the remarkable quality of their information. I miss being able to surf them through the different “folder” classifications to which they were linked. These would show on the front page and on a right side pane listed in groups. Some links included groups like “Inventory Management”, “Power Update”, “DAX formulas”, “Sales and Marketing”, “Dashboards”, etc. Although the taxonomy itself still had room for improvement, it was a handy, practical way to glance through related topics. This was great especially when all you had was an idea of what you needed and was moved to “look out there” to see what was available. With the new setup now powered by custom Google search, that great feature is gone. Are we going to have it back???

    When glancing through the different topics after clicking on any of the mentioned links I was able to have a better description of the related posts. With the embedded functionality of Google search, the snippets are in my opinion, very limited and very limiting. They show as much as 1 ½ lines.. This makes the process of finding what you want take longer. Is there a way to have the introductory lines describing the post increased to say, 5 or 6 lines? Or maybe up to 4 like in the old days? Please? I feel like I am already negotiating before having received any offer. 😉

    Thanks!

    1. Thanks Miguel! yeah, the categories thing was always a bit weak in our estimation, so losing it didn’t strike us as a terrible step backwards. But the search results change is a very good point. I’m filing a work item for us to address that and make them more useful.

      BTW, even the old search was Google Custom search, it was just less obvious 🙂

  3. Love what Rob and the team is doing with PowerPivotPro. Long time fan!

    I am always up for improvements, but like Miguel said, the new UI is pretty but lacking all the great features of the old site. To me, the new UI is geared toward workshops and classes lacking easier access to the valuable content posted by Rob and the team. The posts and funny movie references are what drew me to become regular visitor, ultimately purchasing all the books and the workshops. Now I can’t find any of the useful posts which I frequently visited to jog my memory. Useful features were search within the site, grouping of similar posts, etc. From the looks of it, I have to load more entries… I can go to Google and search the topic I am interested which might lead to navigating to other sites. Perfectly fine for old time fan, but I wonder how the site will attract new visitors if it is not easy to navigate (more clicking) and do not show valuable content right off the bat. Just a thought.

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