This one is a quick tip. I recently upgraded to Office 2013 RTM and wanted to use the excellent Power View feature which is now an integral part of Excel! However, after I setup my tables (actually I used the Power Pivot data model) I was consistently presented with the below error message whenever I tried to open the Power View add-in: “The operation has timed out” with a title of “Power View error”.

If you encounter this, my tip to you is to reinstall the Silverlight runtime on your PC. I don’t know exactly why, but that was in some way causing the above issue. I hope it will save you a few hours of troubleshooting!