With PowerPivot, Microsoft brings the power of Microsoft's business intelligence tools to Excel and SharePoint users. Self-service business intelligence today augments traditional BI methods, allowing faster response time and greater flexibility. If you're a business decision-maker who uses Microsoft Office or an IT professional responsible for deploying and managing your organization's business intelligence systems, this guide will help you make the most of PowerPivot. Professional Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel and SharePoint describes all aspects of PowerPivot and shows you how to use each of its major features. By the time you are finished with this book, you will be well on your way to becoming a PowerPivot expert.
This book is for people who want to learn about PowerPivot from end to end. You should have some rudimentary knowledge of databases and data analysis. Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft SharePoint is helpful, since PowerPivot builds on those two products.
This book covers the first version of PowerPivot, which ships with SQL Server 2008 R2 and enhances Microsoft Office 2010. It provides an overview of PowerPivot and a detailed look its two components: PowerPivot for Excel and PowerPivot for SharePoint. It explains the technologies that make up these two components, and gives some insight into why these components were implemented the way they were. Through an extended example, it shows how to build a PowerPivot application from end to end.
The companion Web site includes all the sample applications and reports discussed.
, Ron Pihlgren
, Denny Guang-Yeu Lee
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of Publication:
28 May 2010
Professional and scholarly
Introduction. Part I: Introduction. Chapter 1 Self-Service Business Intelligence and Microsoft PowerPivot. Chapter 2 A First Look at PowerPivot. Part I: Creating Self-Service Bi Applications Using PowerPivot. Chapter 3 Assembling Data. Chapter 4 Enriching Data. Chapter 5 Self-Service Analysis. Chapter 6 Self-Service Reporting. Part II: IT Professional. Chapter 7 Preparing for SharePoint 2010. Chapter 8 PowerPivot for SharePoint Setup and Configuration. Chapter 9 Troubleshooting, Monitoring, and Securing PowerPivot Services. chaPter 10 Diving into the PowerPivot Architecture. Chapter 11 Enterprise Considerations. Part IV: Appendix. Appendix A: Setting Up the SDR Healthcare Application. Appendix B: DAX Reference. Index.
Sivakumar Harinath is a Senior Test Manager on the SQL Server Analysis Services team and a coauthor of Professional Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2008 with MDX. Ron Pihlgren is a 15-year Microsoft veteran and member of the SQL Server Analysis Services team as a senior test manager. Denny Guang-Yeu Lee is a member of the SQL Customer Advisory team and a coauthor of Professional Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2008 with MDX.