|Microsoft PowerPivot: Making Excel Analytics Work|
|Written by Andrew Brust|
|Sunday, 29 August 2010 23:45|
PowerPivot is Microsoft's new self-service business intelligence (BI) product that seeks to make peace between IT and Excel users. PowerPivot is a component of SQL Server 2008 R2 that works with Excel 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010. It tries to do the heretofore unachievable: Provide power users with real BI capabilities that harness the data-analysis functionality of Excel, without the dangers and control issues that are normally part of the equation.
In the realm of IT, the use of Excel as a data-analysis tool is a near certainty. No matter how much IT -- and, indeed, BI -- professionals wish this phenomenon would go away, the reality is that it probably never will. Yes, data management in a spreadsheet carries with it inefficiencies and risk, but users are comfortable with Excel.
- Step by step guide on installing PowerPivot for SharePoint on a single machine
- List of suggested datasets to test PowerPivot
- How to install PowerPivot for Excel and list of know issues
- List of PowerPivot DAX functions with description
- Microsoft Virtual Lab: PowerPivot for Excel 2010 Introduction
- Learning PowerPivot and DAX
- List of PowerPivot DAX functions (short)
- PowerPivot's impact on BI pros?