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Learn Power of PowerPivot with SharePoint

Introduction to PowerPivot: PowerPivot is a Self-Service BI Tool from Microsoft. It is basically a data mashup and data exploration tool allowing us to analyze millions of records from variety of different sources in a matter of few minutes or even seconds. It is based on a in-memory technology known as “xVelocity”, which operates in memory and does all the necessary calculations within memory thereby offering a very high-speed data analysis/exploration. It comes in two flavors:
  • PowerPivot Add-In for Excel (Excel 2010 and above)
  • PowerPivot for SharePoint
Here are some  features of PowerPivot:
  • Similar to Excel, making it easier for business users, data analysts, and excel users etc.
  • Is available freely as an add-in for Excel.
  • Can be installed in just few minutes and you can get started with analysis.
  • Supports a wide variety of data sources.
  • PowerPivot formulas/expressions (DAX) are very similar to Excel formulas/expressions.
  • Due to it’s similarity to Excel, it’s very easy to adopt, and can be quickly adopted.
I am sharing very useful links, how you can create and use PowerPivot with SharePoint. PowerPivot Part 1 - Loading Data http://edge.technet.com/Media/PowerPivot-part-1-Loading-Data/ PowerPivot Part 2 - Preparing data http://edge.technet.com/Media/PowerPivot-part-2-Preparing-data/ PowerPivot Part 3 - Analysis http://edge.technet.com/Media/PowerPivot-part-3-Analysis/ PowerPivot Part 4 - Sharing in SharePoint 2010 http://edge.technet.com/Media/PowerPivot-part-4-Sharing-in-SharePoint-2010/ PowerPivot Part 5 - Management http://edge.technet.com/Media/PowerPivot-part-5-Management/ Introduction to Excel PowerPivot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URy_uQYS49s Business Intelligence: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/bi/powerpivot.aspx Important:  If you are using the 32-bit version of Excel 2010, you must use the 32-bit version of PowerPivot. If you are using the 64-bit version of Excel 2010, you must use the 64-bit version of PowerPivot. The versions are not interchangeable. PowerPivot: Install the PowerPivot Add-In for Excel http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/714.powerpivot-install-the-powerpivot-add-in-for-excel.aspx In my coming article i will give you a demo, how to create PowerPivot in Excel 2013 and how to upload it to SharePoint 2013. If you like this post please click LIKE and visit my sponsors thanks !!!