PowerPivot Workbooks as Interactive Web Apps – Try it Yourself!
Bill Jelen and I talk a lot about a few recurring topics. One of our favorites: it’s one thing to be told that PowerPivot workbooks can be transformed into web applications with a simple Save As, and quite another thing to see it for yourself.
I don’t know why there’s a difference, but there is – you’re looking at something in your browser, it’s an interactive application, and then you remind yourself, “oh yeah, I built this in Excel,” and a light bulb comes on. I see that effect every day when I show people for the first time.
Try Out Bill’s Apps, and Send in Your Own
To test that on a broader scale, Bill decided to take his site on HostedPowerPivot.com and open it up to the community, which I think is really quite cool.
Right now he only has two applications shared out publicly – he’s going to let YOU send in workbooks that he will review and publish. He’s also got some PowerPivot gear to give away.
Then, go check out the site itself:
NOTE: that first “0” in the password is a zero, not a letter.