Information, tips, news and announcements about SQL Server Analysis Services and PowerPivot directly from the product team.
At the Microsoft SharePoint Conference yesterday in Las Vegas, we announced the official name for Gemini – “Microsoft SQL Server PowerPivot” or “PowerPivot” for short. PowerPivot consists of two components – PowerPivot for Excel 2010 and PowerPivot for SharePoint 2010.
PowerPivot for Excel is a data analysis tool that delivers unmatched computational power directly within the application users already know and love — Microsoft Excel. Leveraging familiar Excel features, users can transform enormous quantities of data from virtually any source with incredible speed into meaningful information to get the answers they need in seconds. PowerPivot for Excel consists of the following components:
PowerPivot for SharePoint enables end users to effortlessly and securely share their PowerPivot applications with others and work seamlessly in the browser using Excel Services. PowerPivot for SharePoint also helps IT improve their operational efficiencies by tracking PowerPivot usage patterns over time, discovering mission-critical applications, and improving system performance by adding resources. PowerPivot for SharePoint consists of the following components:
To stay up to speed on all things PowerPivot, here are some links you’ll want to track:
And yes, we’ll be “rebranding” this blog as well to reflect the PowerPivot name. Stay tuned…
How do we get the Beta that will run with the new Excel 2010 Beta?