PowerPivot V2 is Released!

Well the wait is over.  It is now released, for real.  No longer a beta or RC.  The real deal.

Download it here.

Other important links:

  1. My first glimpse at new features here.
  2. Important warnings about compatibility with V1.

Rob Collie

One of the founding engineers behind Power Pivot during his 14-year career at Microsoft, and creator of the world’s first cloud Power Pivot service, Rob is one of the foremost authorities on self-service business intelligence and next-generation spreadsheet technology.

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Dave

    was this the big surprise?

    1. powerpivotpro

      Nope, the cool stuff I saw in Redmond (and mentioned on twitter) was other stuff. New stuff. Secret stuff I can’t talk about, except to say that there is some cool stuff coming :)

      1. Dave

        you’re killing me!

  2. kate

    Hi guys,

    I have a question. my IT crew installed the new version today. but now I cannot open any workbooks anymore. addin shows up, but as soon as a try to start the powerpivot window it says “Embedded Analysis Services Engine: Could not load embedded PowerPivot data.” I first thought it would be an issue if upgrading v1 workbooks, but it is not – it starts with any empty workbook. so I cannot even built a new one from scretch.
    anyone who had a similar problem – maybe something gone wrong with the upgrade. is there something that needs to be done when installing the new version?
    hope anyone could help.

    thanks a lot

    1. Nicolaj

      Did you solve that issue? I have the same issue now :-(

  3. Darren

    Are you sure about this? The link at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/bi/powerpivot.aspx still hasn’t been updated, and the link to the “RC” is broken!

    Where is the release official notes/feature list for differences to V1? The only entry I see is http://www.powerpivotpro.com/2011/07/powerpivot-v2-ctp3/ (thanks for that!)

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