I will begin with a quote from Rob Collie (Excel Guru): "YOU are the army that the world needs. You just needed an upgrade to your toolset. PowerPivot provides that upgrade and then some. I would say that we probably needed a 50% upgrade to Excel, but what we got is more like a 500% upgrade; and that is not a number I throw around lightly. Imagine the year is 1910, and you are one of the world's first biplane pilots. One day at the airfield, someone magically appears and gives you a brand-new 2012 jet plane. You climb inside and discover that the cockpit has been designed to mimic the cockpit of your 1910 biplane! You receive a DRAMATIC upgrade to your aircraft without having to learn how to fly from scratch. That is the kind of 'gift' that PowerPivot provides to Excel Pros." The purpose of this Meetup is to explore this new "toolset" and push our Excel data-crunching prowess to the maximum. I would like to begin with the founding members, going chapter by chapter, as a group, through Rob Collie's book, "DAX Formulas for PowerPivot, A Simple Guide to the Excel Revolution". I imagine, that if the group grows, those founding members will then be well-versed enough to provide instruction and guidance to new groups members. This is a very exciting new technology, applied to the most ubiquitous business tool in the WORLD!!! I personally would say that this is the best thing to happen to Excel, since Excel!

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