31: Dick Moffat’s Spreadsheet Blog

Dick Moffat runs the aptly named Dick Moffat’s Spreadsheet Blog.  He started the blog at the urging of his friend Simon Murphy that runs Smurf on Spreadsheets.  Dick’s blog is much more of an opinion blog than a how-to blog.  He is a highly sought after consultant, so he doesn’t give away his trade secrets for free, but he does offer his perspective on what is happening in the spreadsheet industry, Power BI and Microsoft in general.  He writes on issues and shares his opinions.

Opinions?  Dick’s Got Them

When he started out, he wrote on professionalism as an analyst and consultant.  Later he evolved into the “anti-office guy” Dick says jokingly.  He is a big fan of the company and the product, but has voiced his opinion on the decisions and direction of the franchise.
Dick says that Access is not an end-user tool.  And Excel shouldn’t be marketed as a lowest common denominator tool.  Dick states that Excel is an end-user tool, but analyst are using it for more and more, not less and less.  And the focus away from VBA is not strategically sound.

Compelled To Go Rogue

Might be the quote of the episode.  That’s what many analysts are… compelled to go rogue.  They lack the support from IT.  They are amateur Excel developers.  Dick would like to see a class of professional Excel developers.


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