Chapter 12. PowerPivot

PowerPivot is an exciting combination of improvements to Microsoft Excel that enable you to do your own data analysis and mining from your desktop. You can connect to a database, pull data down into Excel, perform analysis on that data, and push the results back up to your server for others in your organization to view. PowerPivot provides extraordinary functionality, giving you full control over your data analysis and mining efforts.

PowerPivot Support in SQL Server 2008 R2

PowerPivot is closely linked to SQL Server. It depends on some key features that are new in SQL Server 2008 Release 2 (R2). Before looking at PowerPivot, it's worth getting familiar with the key features that form its foundation.

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