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In my webinars you would often hear me say that Power Pivot is the heart of Power BI. Below is the visual that I use:


Power Pivot is the central engine that drives Power BI

However, when your name is PowerPivotPro, that seems a bit self-serving Smile. So I’ll shut up and let others do the talking.

Power BI is a complete and attractive product that does so much more than Power Pivot. At the same time it is still the same “soul” of the product at the core.

Kamal Hathi. Director of Product Management, Microsoft BI (Source: PowerPivotPro Article)

Everything from – accounts, balances, stores, products, income to P&L – we run through Power BI because the engine is so superior.”

Bruce Rioch, Head of Technology and Business Information. Metro Bank (Paraphrased from Source: Power BI Blog)

I have not crossed paths with Bruce Rioch, but I like him already. Because he ‘gets it’. I’m sure he saw his fair share of shock and awe Power BI demos – with dashboards, gauges, tree maps galore. He probably also used such shock and awe demos internally to make a case for Power BI (especially to senior management, the C level loves this stuff). However when he talks about Power BI, he calls out the superior engine. When I read that, I felt like giving him a hug.

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This is more than just about buying a book though. Rob talked about the basic need for human connection and it’s importance in our lives. We want to foster the same in our corner of the universe. With buying the book we hope that you will also join the PowerPivotPro family and be part of the data revolution that we’re trying to herald. All contributors are featured on our Early Revolutionaries page. Additionally we plan to hold special online events especially for this community – meet the author style events, chapter discussion, Q&A etc.

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Avi Singh

Avi Singh has personally experienced the transformation and empowerment that Power BI can bring - going from an Excel user to building large scale Power BI solutions. His mission now is to share the knowledge about Power Pivot and Power BI.

This Post Has 4 Comments
  1. Good morning, is the new version readily available for those participating in the pre-order process? Thank you. Vernon

  2. Good evening. I just migrate from MS Office 2010 to 2013 (Office 365 Plus). It has been a “nightmare”. When I try to load any file using the Manage button, the computer freeze. A tech support company has unsuccessfully tried to solve the issue. Any suggestion is more than welcome.
    Thank you.

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