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PowerPivot book in stock!

My Microsoft® PowerPivot for Excel® 2010: Give Your Data Meaning book has been printed and is now in stock on many bookstores!

This is another good news of the past week, who have been dense of good news. I and Alberto have been interviewed by Vidas Matelis about the book and we’ve received several subscriptions for our first PowerPivot Workshop in Europe in December.

Our book is also present in the AppStore for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. I tried it and maybe pictures are too small for an iPhone screen, but text looks very good and you can search through the book in an easy way.

Meanwhile, I’ve been working on several proof of concepts for new modeling techniques using the PowerPivot engine, which are very promising looking at the next version of Analysis Services. But I can’t say much of that. We have to wait another month to get more news at the next PASS Summit in Seattle. I will further describe in another post the two sessions I will present there later this week.

Now, I look forward to getting feedback from actual readers of the book!

Published Sunday, October 10, 2010 6:28 PM by Marco Russo (SQLBI)

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Luke Pargiter said:

Hi Marco,

Thank you to you and Alberto for creating such a thorough guide to getting the most out of PowerPivot and taking the time to share your vast knowledge in "Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Give Your Data Meaning".  

The book is obviously well-researched and focused on delivering business results.  The chapter on data modeling is excellent and synthesizes important bits of methodology into succinct and plain (non-technical) English.  The DAX chapter is the best deep dive I’ve read on the subject and I know I will return to it many times to get a better understanding of what my calculations are “actually” doing and how context impacts the results.  

It is amazing that both of you were able to pack so much information into so few pages.  The first half gets a beginner up to speed; the other half gives an intermediate user the techniques to become an expert.  Great job!

Regards,

Luke Pargiter

March 28, 2011 3:55 PM
 

Marco Russo said:

Luke,

thanks for your nice words.

I'm happy the book has been useful to you!

Marco

March 28, 2011 5:46 PM

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About Marco Russo (SQLBI)

Marco Russo is a consultant, writer and trainer specialized in Business Intelligence with Microsoft technologies. He runs the SQLBI.COM website, which is dedicated to distribute resources useful for BI developers, like Integration Services components, Analysis Services models, tools, technical information and so on. Marco is certified as MCT, MCDBA, MCSD.NET, MCSA, MCSE+I.

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