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Microsoft PowerPivot for Microsoft Excel 2010 is a data analysis tool that delivers unmatched computational power directly within the software users already know and love — Microsoft Excel. You can transform mass quantities of data with incredible speed into meaningful information to get the answers you need in seconds. You can effortlessly share your findings […]

Microsoft PowerPivot for Microsoft Excel 2010 is a data analysis tool that delivers unmatched computational power directly within the software users already know and love — Microsoft Excel. You can transform mass quantities of data with incredible speed into meaningful information to get the answers you need in seconds. You can effortlessly share your findings with others. You can: Process millions of rows with about same performance as few hundred rows using by leveraging PowerPivot in-memory engine and efficient compression algorithms; Integrate data from a multitude of sources, including corporate databases, spreadsheets, reports, text files, and Internet data feeds; Go beyond standard Excel expressions and use PowerPivot’s Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) to perform powerful data manipulations. Follow relationships between tables as in a database and define sophisticated calculations using familiar and intuitive expressions; Interactively explore, analyze, and create reports without depending on expert knowledge and specialty training by using native Excel 2010 functionality such as PivotTables, slicers, and other familiar analysis features.

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