Official News from Microsoft’s Information Platform
Last week, we announced the availability of the SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP. Today we are excited to share that the SQL Server 2008 R2 PowerPivot downloads for Microsoft Excel 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 are now available!
To download PowerPivot for Excel and SharePoint, please go here:
PowerPivot for Excel provides non-expert BI users the ability to create powerful BI solutions using Excel. PowerPivot for SharePoint facilitates the online hosting, sharing and collaboration of these BI solutions in SharePoint while providing the IT department greater visibility and manageability.
Analysis of sales data using Microsoft Excel 2010 and PowerPivot for Excel
For end users, PowerPivot for Excel delivers unmatched computational power directly within the application they know and love—Excel. Leveraging familiar Excel features, users can transform enormous quantities of data from virtually any source with incredible speed into meaningful information. Combined with PowerPivot for SharePoint, users can also securely share their findings seamlessly in the browser through Excel Services.
For the IT department, PowerPivot for SharePoint enables administrators to monitor and manage user generated solutions that are published to Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2.
Enable Sharing and Collaboration using SQL Server PowerPivot Gallery
For additional resources, visit www.powerpivot.com and please let us know what you think: connect with the SQL Server 2008 R2 Development Team and provide feedback on the November CTP.