Got enough BI Appliance info yet? Here are some way cool videos. I found them in a nice Technet blog posting that Dana Kaufman did (http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/01/18/hp-business-decision-appliance-a-closer-look-at-backup-and-availability-features.aspx).
A demo of what’s in the box . . .
Nice demo of PowerPivot running on the new BI Appliance
Well, it is past midnight, East Coast time, so I can finally, and I mean FINALLY, talk about a new product that Microsoft and HP have been jointly developing for many months now. Welcome to a new PowerPivot world – a world with the first PowerPivot Appliance.
So what is it? . . . I’ll give [...]
Is now available here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff976569.aspx
There are many reasons to go to TechEd North America 2010 in New Orleans this year. After all, it is THE event for developers and IT Professionals. And if you want to know more about PowerPivot, here’s yet another reason why you need to go.
There will be a raffle to win a signed copy of [...]
As today was “Launch Day” (http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/2010launch/en-us/Pages/home.aspx) for Office 2010, SharePoint 2010 and SQL Server 2008 R2, I was able to pickup a few PowerPivot testimonial videos. I am not a marketing guy; nor do I play one on TV, but these were pretty cool. PowerPivot RULES!
“Excel as a Tool for Business Intelligence”
Information workers want self-service [...]
For those who would looking for specific downloads of the PowerPivot for Excel 2010 RTM bits , here they are:
Important : If you install the 32-bit version of Excel 2010, you must use the 32-bit version of PowerPivot. If you install the 64-bit version of Excel 2010, you must use the 64-bit version of PowerPivot.
Just in time for TechEd (see the BIE04-INT session below), a pre-release of the “Customizing the PowerPivot Management Dashboard” white paper. Here is a link: http://powerpivotgeek.com/information/white-papers/customizing-the-powerpivot-management-dashboard/
Great stuff in there – geek out on it . . .
The SQLCAT team just posted the first in what I hope will be a series of PowerPivot architecture posters. This one provides an overview of all of the moving parts in a PowerPivot system. It started small and grew and grew. We knew that we wanted a complete picture and we decided to use all [...]
For those interested, I will be giving the following sessions at TechEd 2010 in New Orleans – June 7-10, 2010 – Come Join US!! (http://www.microsoft.com/events/techednorthamerica/)
BIE04-INT Building Custom Extensions to the PowerPivot Management Dashboard
Room 241, Monday, June 7 1:00 PM – 2:15
The PowerPivot management [...]
Now that RTM has been released, I have started to update the installation pages in the “Server Installation” section. If you are interested, take a look at: http://powerpivotgeek.com/server-installation/single-server-install-rtm/ It has been updated for RTM w/ some new screen shots. You will see the only real difference is that all of the required hotfixes and other [...]