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April 17 - 19, 2018


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APRIL 17 - 18

Foundations: Power Pivot & Power BI

Instructor: Austin Senseman

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
PowerPivotPro Training Classes - Houston
PowerPivotPro Training Classes - Houston

APRIL 17 - 18

Level Up Series: Advanced DAX

Instructor: Ryan Sullivan

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.


Level Up Series: Power Query for Excel & Power BI

Instructor: Ryan Bergstrom

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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Awhile back I recorded a podcast with John Michaloudis from MyExcelOnline and it went live today.  Fun chat, lots of excitement.

In my podcast with John Michaloudis, we talk about all of the “beautiful accidents” which led me to where I am today.  We talk about my favorite Excel tips (enabling a certain addin Podcast with John Michaloudis), my favorite Excel function (heh heh, it starts with “CAL”), but most importantly, the amazing opportunities available to us data folks today.

I was apparently fully-caffeinated that day too, as you’ll hear in the first 30 seconds of the pod…  if you aren’t “up” to listen to the full 67 minutes, just listen to that first 30 seconds Power Pivot and Power BI Podcast with John Michaloudis from MyExcelOnline


Podcast with John Michaloudis from MyExcelOnline

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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. Thanks John for the awesome interview. Rob you were superb as always
    PS : Which are the 10-15 DAX formulas that are the most important ? Can you enlist them
    PowerPivot Enthusiast from India

  2. Rob,

    I discovered Powerpivot days ago out of sheer necessity and was immediately hooked. I started looking for sources to devour and I came across John’s podcast. Ken Puls was #1 in my queue, you were #2.

    I was screaming to myself in my car ” YES! EXACTLY!” when you related Powerpivot to discovering fire, and chuckled when you briefly mentioned cube formulas (felt like you held back a little there).

    I had no idea the podcast had just been published this week when I heard it. I’m unaccustomed to finding bakery-fresh excel info on the internet and was pleasantly surprised. I just wanted to thank you for such an inspiring show. I believe it when you said that this can change lives.


    1. Hi Steve! SO good to hear this 🙂

      May I ask you to elaborate a little bit on how you “found Power Pivot out of sheer necessity?” I’ve heard that tale many times but it never gets old and I learn something with each telling, because each one is unique in its own way.

  3. Great podcast, Rob. I listened to it twice, and scribbled down a whole bunch of ‘value proposition’ notes to hit management with. And the bonus offer at the end is greatly appreciated 🙂

  4. Great interview. I don’t agree with the Table feature in Excel 2007 not being groundbreaking though. In fact I would go as fas as to say it was the start of Modern Excel 🙂

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