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PowerPivot for Business Intelligence Using Excel and SharePoint by Barry Ralston

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Web Usage Scenarios

There are a number of situations in which consumption of a PowerPivot for SharePoint solution via a web browser is advantageous. Deskless workers—those who perform their duties while not tied to a desk—aren't likely to have a dedicated PC, and often benefit from access through a browser on whatever PC they can find. Members of mobile and field service workforces may consume all of their analytics from a browser on a laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Finally, even traditional information workers that enjoy desktops and laptop computers occasionally have the need for browser access to analytics when traveling.

Excel via the Browser

For some time now, Microsoft Excel has been the lingua franca of business number crunchers. Consider ...

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