Oh boy! What an intro…thanks Rob. “A better me than me”…now I would need to live up to that. Let’s get to work.
Change the World
What happened to ‘Cross the Gap’ you say. Well, that’s covered later. This is more important, plus we are never about doing things in the expected order (e.g. we like building BI faucets before plumbing ).
#1 challenge with Power Pivot is awareness. You can generalize that for Power BI, although each component of Power BI also has it’s unique challenges (e.g. Power Query).
#1 road block in spreading awareness is Power Pivot availability.
Either the whole world should downgrade back to Excel 2010 or we can beseech Microsoft to do something about Excel 2013/Office 365. I tossed a coin and the latter won out. So here it is folks:
CALL TO ACTION: Sign yourself and recruit others to support the Change.org Petition to Microsoft to “Free Power Pivot!”. Make Power Pivot freely available in Office 2013, Office 365 (and beyond)
Check it out, sign the petition, ask your friends, neighbors, heck even call your Grandparents.
One clarification though, the request to Microsoft is
- To make it “freely available”
- and not necessarily “free”, as in a free handout
If you need more inspiration, read
Bill Jelen (Mr Excel)’s lament
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