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My former colleagues at Microsoft have responded to the issue I raised last week and have updated the download page to include links to both the “beta” of v2 as well as the latest, trusted version of v1.

Still not perfect though, as the v2 link remains first Sad smile

And since not everyone knows that “2012 RC0” means “test version that won’t work with your servers, or anyone using v1” and that “2008 R2” means “version 1, the one you need for production environments,” well, this could still use some serious clarification. 

So let me make it 100% clear which link is good for what purpose:


First Link is a Test Version of V2, Second Link is Released Version of V1

See Also

Downgrading from V2 to V1

Rob Collie

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  1. Did the install with our IT service… It ended as them having to grant me administrative rights on my computer (some error concerning an analysis engine was coming up)… It’s quite a bugger since we have near 2000 employees and IT needs to restrict to a maximum admin rights…

    Any other person has had the same issue?

    Plus… For whatever reason, the relationship window seems to be the same as the old version of Powerpivot… Everything else seems to have updated rigth…

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