Post by Rob Collie
Autorefreshes Your Power Pivot Workbook as Frequently as Desired, Auto-Publishes to Any Location, and Now Sends Email Notifications of Success/Failures – With Attachments!
Our Gift to the Community: New, Improved, and Free
The team has added several new features in the latest version of Power Update. One of them (email notifications that optionally attach the updated workbook or PDF-ified version of the workook), is pictured above.
But the biggest new “feature” is that there’s now a 100% free version. Go ahead and download it from the link below, and start using it today.
It will work forever – no trial expiration – and will never require payment.
It will be installed and working in less than five minutes. Have fun, and if you have any troubles, report those on the Power Update Forum.
“Why Free? What’s the Catch?”
Simply put, we want everyone to have it. Everyone. It’s a game changer. It will lead to more Power Pivot / Power BI adoption and overall goodness, which is very much something we want.
The only limitation in the free version is that it will only schedule one workbook. Every last feature is available – email, PDF attachments, publish to SharePoint and even SSAS Tabular.
So if you’ve only got one important workbook, you can use the free version forever. A lot of people will run that way, and we’re ok with that. If you someday end up with more than one workbook that needs refresh, you can opt to purchase the full version, which can schedule as many workbooks as you want.