Well, it’s December. 2013 is almost at an end.
I’ll be off line for the rest of the year, working on finishing up a book and other projects.
But before I go, I’d like to offer my 12 fans a couple of Christmas gifts.
I’ve created two posters that are fun for the entire family.
These are PDFs that are set to print 18×24 posters.
Simply click on any one of the pictures below to download the PDF. Take the PDF file to your favorite printer (I used Kinkos), and you’ll have an attractive geek-worthy poster to hang on your wall. You can even give these away to your favorite Excel Nerd as Christmas gifts.
These PDFs will be free for a limited time (only until January 1), so get them while you can.
Periodic Table of Excel Keyboard Shortcuts
This poster lays out the most commonly used Excel Keyboard Shortcuts in a clever Periodic Table.
This poster is ideal for a loved one who has short-term memory loss.
A Visual Guide to Choosing Chart Types
Can’t seem to grasp which chart type to use? This poster is for you.
Hang this sexy poster on the wall, and you’ll look like a dashboard guru.
New Training in April 2014
Also, here’s a reminder that Bill Jelen (Mr. Excel) and I will be putting on a new Business Intelligence Boot Camp next April in Bentonville, Arkansas. We’ll have space for 75 registrants.
This boot camp will cover all things BI from the perspective of the business analyst. We’ll have details on the agenda and pricing in a couple of weeks.
In the past, Business Intelligence had a tangible line separating the departmental reporting performed by business analysts and the enterprise reporting managed by IT professionals. That paradigm has shifted and latest versions of Excel have changed the Business Intelligence world. Tools like Power Pivot, Power View and Power Map blur the lines between what is a departmental Excel tool and what is an enterprise-level BI tool. It’s becoming increasingly important for business analysts to expand their skill-set from the one dimensional spreadsheet to new territory like relational databases, data integration, and multidimensional BI reporting.
This 3-day event is aimed squarely at business analysts and managers who find it increasingly necessary to become more efficient at working with “big data” tools traditionally reserved for IT professionals. Excel MVPs Bill Jelen (Mr. Excel) and Mike Alexander (DataPig Technologies) guide you through the mysterious world of Microsoft’s new BI Tools from a business analyst’s point of view. You will be introduced to the rich set of tools and reporting capabilities that can be leveraged to more effectively synthesize data into Business Intelligence Dashboards.
Well I’m signing off now.
I hope your December is a blast, and that you all have a wonderful holiday season.
I’ll be back next year to continue my legendary path to blogging glory.