PowerPivotPro is Coming to Houston

April 17 - 19, 2018


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

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
PowerPivotPro Training Classes - Houston
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Preorder 2nd Edition of our DAX Book, Help us Print in Color, Get Cool Perks :)

-Post by Rob Collie

***UPDATE:  WOW, this is going a LOT faster than we’d dared to hope!  Our initial $3k goal was to offset the color print costs. Our stretch goal is $20k which would cover the cost of the first color print run. If we go even higher, the extra funds will be used to insure that future printings of “DAX 2” will also be in color, and not just this first batch.  (Each print run requires its own hefty startup cost).  Thanks everyone!!!

Color:  We Think it Helps

Bill’s New Book in Color, DAX 1st Edition in B&W – Which is Easier to Read?
(Help us Make DAX 2nd Edition Look Like the Left Book)

Time to Refresh, Expand, and Clarify the “Classic”

The book I wrote back in 2012 has been through four print runs and continues, to this day, as the #1-selling book on Power Pivot (and perhaps on Power BI as well, by extension).  I’m constantly gratified by people’s stories of how that book has been their launching point into the world of Power BI, and by their variety of backgrounds (Accountants, Auditors, CEOs, Developers, Interns, Project Managers…etc.)

But a lot has changed in the 3+ years since the book was written.  DAX and Power Pivot themselves have received some significant upgrades.  Power BI Desktop has emerged on the scene, as well as PowerBI.com.  And just as significantly, we have grown as teachers – both in our understanding of the toolset and in our ability to convey it to others.

So over the past several months, Avi and I have poured ourselves into writing the 2nd edition of that book.  The 2nd edition of the book features:

•    Current coverage of the Power BI landscape (Power BI Desktop, New DAX functions etc.)
•    Complete Edit of the whole book (400+ changes)
•    10 New Chapters: wholly new or completely re-written
•    Learning Community Support by regular webinars to discuss book chapters and Q&A with authors

Color?  From an Independent Publisher???

Avi and I both share a highly visual teaching style.  Visual explanations have the power to “defang” otherwise-difficult concepts:  explain them in text and they are intimidating and opaque, but a picture makes you go “oh, THAT’S all it is?  That’s not so hard at all!”

So our book would benefit from color printing more than most “technical” books.

But since we essentially self-publish our book, we need to figure out how to bear the higher startup costs of color printing.

We ask for your help – our fellow revolutionaries. Support us in our crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo by pre-ordering book and other perks and help us print the book in full color.

The Perks

I LOVE sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo.  A democratization of BI and Analytics goes quite well with a democratized, community-driven funding mechanism.

In exchange for your support, you will receive your copy of the book LONG before Amazon will have them, whether you live in the US or elsewhere.

But additionally, remember those designs we tested out a few weeks back?  Those are also included as bonus perks…

These exclusive items will make you the envy of data nerds everywhere

All our perk levels are setup in stair-step fashion (cumulative manner), i.e. a higher level perk always includes all lower levels. As shown in this matrix:-

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