PowerPivotPro is Coming to Boston

May 15 - 17, 2018


**Use the discount code “3ORMORE” when signing up 3 or more people.

MAY 15 - 16

Foundations: Power Pivot & Power BI

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!


  • Not just the “hard” skills, but also the “soft” stuff (when and why to use it, how to get the best results for your organization, etc.)
  • Learn Microsoft’s secret weapon behind Power Pivot & Power BI: DAX
  • You don’t need to be an IT professional – most of our students come from an Excel background
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Boston Public Training Classes - PowerPivotPro

MAY 15 - 16

Level Up Series: Advanced DAX

Foundations taught us how to remove repetitive, manual work and make impactful insights. Advanced DAX is about making it rain money by better informing decisions!


  • Taught completely in Power BI Desktop
  • If Foundations is a 101 course, hands-on work experience with DAX is 201, and Advanced DAX is 301.
  • This class will teach you how DAX really works, how to build complex reports that are still digestible, and how to use that information to drive your business.

MAY 17

Level Up Series: Power Query for Excel & Power BI

Copy-paste? Dragging formulas down? SAME THING EVERY WEEK?… No more. Teach your computer how to build your reports for you. Set and forget!


  • This class will teach you how to connect to all of your data (no matter where it lives), shape it so DAX can run automagically, and have your computer remember the steps so you never have to do it again.
  • You don’t need to be an IT professional – most of our students come from an Excel background
  • Taught simultaneously in Excel and Power BI
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A long time coming…

Power Pivot and PowerBI DAX Reference

The Finalized 8-Page “Reference Card V2” – Download it for Free Below

Yes, this took me forever.  I first posted about it more than six months ago.  It took a lot of effort, for sure, but that effort ALSO got interrupted five thousand times by, you know, other work.  And life.  All that jazz.

But I am SUPER pleased with the result!  I hope you are, too.  It’s relevant to all versions of Power Pivot, as well as Power BI desktop, because mostly this is focused on the DAX / modeling stuff, which is common to all environments.

Go ahead and download a PDF of it, no strings attached:

Download the PDF Here, Free of Charge


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Why Free?  Aren’t you going to SELL this Rob?

Yes, we ALSO plan to mass-print high-quality, durable versions of this for sale.  And those WILL be awesome.

But two things.

1) You folks were SO HELPFUL with the DAX 2nd edition “crowdfunding” campaign.  A smashing success, we now get to print a large batch of books, in COLOR, cost effectively.  This merely reinforced our original instinct – the ref card should be freely downloadable.  (BTW you can still pre-order the books via that link, just not the special gift “perks.”)

2) Neil Young once said, regarding Napster and related tech, that “piracy is the new radio.”  Radio did (and still does) give away songs for free, and that’s advertising for buying the recording.  We see this PDF ref card the same way.  Grab it.  Print it.  Use it to death.  And if that’s the end of it, GREAT!  If you come back to us for high-quality cards, or other help, also great.  We’re good either way.

Can we really print as many of these as we want?

Yes, go nuts.  We just stipulate that you NOT sell it (nor use it as part of another paid service), nor reproduce it in part.  If you give away printed copies, we want them to be all 8 unmodified pages.

Same for electronic distribution – email them around, post them on websites, anything you want.  Just again, always in full – all 8 pages, unmodified, and not for sale (or as part of any other paid service).

Enjoy it folks, and let us know if you have any feedback.

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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 23 Comments

  1. I am Down with the System of “Survive!”, “Fight!” and “Liberate!”…the three tenants of La Revolución!!

    So awesome Roberto. So. Awesome.

    No need to ask for a new PPUSBStick that I just 5th pocketed into the washing machine after spreading the good word to client out your way…


  2. Hi Rob – At top of page 4 you mention Data Tables as ‘the arrow’ or end of relationship, in diagram view. Then the image at the bottom of the page shows the arrows pointing to Lookup Tables…am I interpreting this incorrectly?

  3. Thanks for reference card. I have first version of your book “Dax Formula For Power Pivot”. But this reference card is more collaborative than that of the book.

    1. You are quite welcome! And of course this is better than DAX 1st edition, because WE have been getting better in the past three years, too!

      Set your expectations for DAX 2nd edition accordingly 🙂

  4. The ref card is great! Going through the coordinates on page 2 really helps solidify the concept. Will book 2 also be available on ibook? Thanks!

  5. I’m almost through reading DAX formulas for PowerPivot. GREAT WORK! Looks like Excel and Access got intimate and produced a genius offspring! Thanks for the set of cards… tons of info. Would love to find a users group around Research Triangle Park, NC.

  6. Rob thank you very much, I adore you, you’re an angel you just solve all my problems I shoot you hat and I want thank you again.

  7. Please get rid the glossy sheen on the 2nd edition Power Pivot and Power BI book on the next batch print job. It’s hard to read when the overhead light reflects off the pages.

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