We’re happy to announce the availability of Microsoft Excel 2013: Building Data Models with PowerPivot.
Your guide to quickly turn data into results.
Transform your skills, data, and business—and create your own BI solutions using software you already know and love: Microsoft Excel. Two business intelligence (BI) experts take you inside PowerPivot functionality for Excel® 2013, with a focus on real world scenarios, problem-solving, and data modeling. You'll learn how to quickly turn mass quantities of data into meaningful information and on-the-job results—no programming required!
Understand the differences between PowerPivot for Self Service BI and SQL Server Analysis Services for Corporate BI
Extend your existing data-analysis skills to create your own BI solutions
Quickly manipulate large data sets, often in millions of rows
Perform simple-to-sophisticated calculations and what-if analysis
Create complex reporting systems with data modeling and Data Analysis Expressions
Share your results effortlessly across your organization using Microsoft SharePoint
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In the introduction section of the book, page xviii, there is a remark that says: "All the Excel workbooks that are referenced in the text (that is, all the workbooks that are used to illustrate the concepts). Note you need to have Excel 2013 to open the workbooks."
So do I understand it correctly that one must have Excel 2013 installed to make use of this book?