PowerPivot Management Dashboard - Post Install Configuration

When you first install PowerPivot for SharePoint, there are some configuration tasks that need to be completed to get basic functionality working for the PowerPivot Management Dashboard, as well as to get the groundwork laid out for data refresh and slicing inside of workbooks.   While not difficult to do, these steps are often missed…

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What is PowerPivot for SharePoint? Part 1.

I find myself explaining PowerPivot to customers over and over.  Most understand parts of how it works but not the whole story.  I will touch on two parts; PowerPivot for Excel and PowerPivot for SharePoint. Part 1: PowerPivot for Excel PowerPivot for SharePoint is nothing without the Excel Rich Client and the PowerPivot Add-in.  Pre-Excel…

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Upsizing PowerPivot 2013 Workbooks to SSAS for Knowledge Workers

Much of the existing content for converting a PowerPivot workbook to a SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) tabular instance assumes that the reader is a developer.  This post details the process of upsizing a PowerPivot workbook to SSAS from the point of view of a knowledge worker and or a SharePoint administrator. This post assumes…

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