With PowerPivot 2012 for SharePoint 2013, thumbnails may not always generate properly in the PowerPivot gallery for non-PowerPivot workbooks (red X)

Issue Consider this scenario: You have a SharePoint 2013 environment with the PowerPivot 2012 add-in for SharePoint installed. You have non-PowerPivot workbooks in your PowerPivot gallery, and you have successfully set up scheduled data refreshes for those non-PowerPivot workbooks. When you upload the non-PowerPivot workbooks to the PowerPivot gallery, thumbnails for those workbooks are generated successfully….

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Notification messages of data update failure are not sent when you use the PowerPivot for SharePoint 2013 add-in for SQL Server 2012 SP1 or SQL Server 2014, even after installing CU7.

Issue: This issue with the email notifications was fixed with Cumulative update package 7 for SQL Server 2012 SP1, but we are seeing cases where the email notifications still do not happen, even after installing CU7 for SQL Server 2012 SP1. Cause: The PowerPivot for SharePoint update is not complete until the PowerPivot Configuration Tool…

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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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PowerPivot for SharePoint - Scheduled Refresh to Oracle, IBMDB2, Teradata, SQL (en-US)

PowerPivot for SharePoint – Scheduled Refresh to Oracle, IBMDB2, SQL (en-US) Here is how to create a Scheduled Refresh to an Database that does not accept domain credentials in PowerPivot: Create 2 SSS IDs:   1. PowerPivotDataRefresh   a. Create a SSS application using Group leaving application Page URL to none. b. Utilize the Windows Username/Password template….

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