Denny Lee and I are doing an Academy Live webcast next week on our early PowerPivot best practices. Please feel free to join us!
Registration is at: https://swrt.worktankseattle.com/webcast/3475/preview.aspx
SQL90CALT: A Preview to PowerPivot Server Best Practices
Date: December 15, 2009
Event Start Time: 8:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (UTC – 8 hours)
Duration: 1 hour
This session provides a preview to [...]
Just posted: a new section of the blog (http://powerpivotgeek.com/server-installation/) dedicated to detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to install PowerPivot for SharePoint in common configurations, such as an “All-In-1” server, or an existing SharePoint farm, etc. Ultimately we expect most of this information to be in Microsoft white papers, but you get to see it first [...]
Along with the CTP3/beta2 bits that were pushed today, we have also released the Books-On-Line CTP3 documentation for PowerPivot for SharePoint. I will do a few postings in a bit with the critical portions of BOL that I think that everyone should know about, but for the time being, it is great to just get [...]
Buried in the launching of CTP3/beta2 bits, is this tidbit: “Microsoft Virtual Lab: PowerPivot for Excel 2010”. Basically this facility is a remotely hosted VM with Excel 2010, PowerPivot for Excel and SQL Server 2008 R2 RDBMS. WOW!
You signup for the course and you have about 2 hrs of connect time with the lab. You [...]
Rather than list all of the links, I will just point to PowerPivot.com. It has a very nice consolidated ‘cheat sheet’: http://www.powerpivot.com/download.aspx – I have just one strong suggestion. Until mid-to-late December, I strongly suggest that if you are going to install PowerPivot for SharePoint that you use Windows 2008 SP2 as your base OS [...]