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dotNet Miami - June 21, 2012: Presented by Alberto Santaballa: PowerPivot is Microsoft's answer to bridge the gap between traditional Business Intelligence systems with high startup costs and the ad-hoc approach of spreadsheets with potential high maintenance costs. A key component of Microsoft's Managed Self Service Business Intelligence, this free add on to Excel 2010 leverages the power of traditional Microsoft data sources such as SQL Server and SharePoint plus heterogeneous outside data sources while giving users a familiar interface with a much more robust analysis platform which supports fast access to internal data containing millions of rows. DAX, a new internal language for PowerPivots allows the user to work over multiple rows of data in a way traditional Excel formulas cannot. Lean some of the features of the exciting addition to the Excel family of analysis resources.
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