Chapter 5. Using Power View in Excel 2013

Introducing Power View

If you’ve worked with Power View in its initial release as part of Microsoft SQL Server 2012, you will quickly adapt to the newest version available as part of Microsoft Excel 2013. However, even if you’ve never worked with Power View, you will find it easy to learn how to use it. In this section, we explain the history of Power View and how the functionality of Power View in Excel compares and contrasts with Power View in SharePoint. We also introduce the improvements added to the product in this latest release.

A brief history

Power View was introduced in SQL Server 2012 as a new ad hoc reporting tool with an emphasis on data visualization and ease of use for nontechnical business ...

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