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….


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…


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…

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….