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  • New PowerPivot Workshop for Excel 2013 available! #powerpivot #excel2013 #excel

    The Microsoft has launched the new Office 2013, we are proud to announce the availability of the new PowerPivot Workshop for Excel 2013! We have a fresh new website that offers all the training options: online and classroom courses. The target of this training are Excel Advanced Users and there are two versions of the workshop: the BASIC version ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on February 4, 2013
  • Linked Table, Reverse Linked Table and Linkback Table in Excel 2013 #powerpivot

    Kasper de Jonge wrote a blog post last year introducing an interesting new feature in Excel 2013: you can write a DAX query that extracts data from the PowerPivot model and returns a table in Excel. Such a table can be used as a Linked table for the same PowerPivot model, creating an interesting opportunity to inject data in a data model mixing ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on January 21, 2013
  • PowerPivot Compatibility across versions

    There are several versions of PowerPivot available and starting with Excel 2013 there are also several versions of Excel. It is useful to look at the compatibility between the different versions of Excel and PowerPivot available now. As a general rule when you have a PowerPivot workbook saved with a specific version of PowerPivot: You can ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on January 14, 2013
  • Community Events in Köln (October) and Copenhagen November #ssas #tabular #powerpivot

    Short update about community events in Europe where I will speak. On October 11 I will present DAX in Action in Köln - all details in the PASS local chapter here: I will be speaking at a community event in Copenhagen on November 21, 2012. The session will be Excel 2013 ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on September 12, 2012
  • Running Excel 2013 in a separate instance #excel #powerpivot

    The new Excel 2013 preview is publicly available and it introduces many new features, like an integrated version of PowerPivot and Power View. These two add-ins are automatically installed but not enabled by default. You just have to go in Excel Options / Add-Ins and choose COM Add-ins from the Manage combo box, then press the Go… button; at this ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on July 24, 2012
  • Workaround for lack of PowerPivot API in Excel

    A few days ago a post about VSTO-based PowerPivot Workbook in the PowerPivot Team Blog shown a workaround for the lack of PowerPivot API in Excel. In reality, I don’t like this workaround at all, because it relies on displaying message boxes to the end user in order to click “Update” button in the PowerPivot Ribbon. I understand the reasons why ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on August 8, 2011
  • Parameterize Charts using Excel Slicers in PowerPivot

    One new nice feature of Excel 2010 is the Slicer. Usually, slicers are used to filter data in a PivotTable. But they might be also useful to parameterize an algorithm or a chart! We discussed this technique in our book, but Alberto Ferrari wrote a post that shows how to use this technique to allow the user to select two stocks that should be ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on February 2, 2011
  • Stock Analysis and Moving Average with PowerPivot

    One week ago Alberto Ferrari wrote a post about how to do working days calculation in PowerPivot. You might think this is necessary only for accounting department or something like that… but in reality the same techniques are really useful to implement calculations that might be useful when you want to implement some stock analysis using ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on January 27, 2011
  • The Microsoft BI Roadmap: BISM, UDM and Beyond

    Microsoft recently announced a new roadmap for its BI architecture. The next version of SQL Server, codenamed “Denali”, is going to introduce a new semantic model named BISM (Business Intelligence Semantic Model). Analysis Services will host it and it will be queryable through MDX and DAX. DAX has been introduced in PowerPivot as an expression ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on November 15, 2010
  • PowerPivot book sample chapters available in PDF

    You can download these two sample chapters of the PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Give Your Data Meaning book: Chapter 2 - PowerPivot at Work This is introductive and suggested to read to anyone who is new to PowerPivot Chapter 7 – Date Calculations in DAX Do you want to make date calculation in DAX? This is the chapter for ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on October 19, 2010
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