SQL Server® 2008 R2 - PowerPivot for Excel 2010 CTP Nov

Posted by bink on April 8 2010, 6:14 PM. Posted in Office, SQL Server 2008.

Microsoft® PowerPivot for Microsoft® Excel 2010 is a data analysis tool that delivers unmatched computational power directly within the software users already know and love — Microsoft® Excel. You can transform mass quantities of data with incredible speed into meaningful information to get the answers you need in seconds. You can effortlessly share your findings with others. You can:

  • Process millions of rows with about the same performance as few hundred rows using by leveraging PowerPivot in-memory engine and efficient compression algorithms
  • Integrate data from a multitude of sources, including corporate databases, spreadsheets, reports, text files, and Internet data feeds.
  • Go beyond standard Excel expressions and use PowerPivot’s Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) to perform powerful data manipulations. Follow relationships between tables as in a database and define sophisticated calculations using familiar and intuitive expressions.
  • •Interactively explore, analyze, and create reports without depending on expert knowledge and specialty training by using native Excel 2010 functionality such as PivotTables, slicers, and other familiar analysis features.
Important Please note that the PowerPivot for Microsoft® Excel only works with the latest version of Microsoft® Office 2010. To download the Microsoft® Office 2010 BETA, please go here.

We recommend you read the Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Release Notes and Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Readme before installing this Community Technology Preview. To install and use Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 - PowerPivot for Microsoft® Excel 2010, complete the following steps in this order:

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