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Juggling a lot today including a bad cold that simply refuses to go away.  The regular Tuesday post will go live either tonight or tomorrow morning. 

Rob Collie

One of the original engineering leaders behind Power BI and Power Pivot during his 14-year career at Microsoft, Rob Collie founded a consulting company in 2013 that is 100% devoted to “the new way forward” made possible by Power BI and its related technologies. Since 2013, PowerPivotPro has rapidly grown to become the leading firm in the industry, pioneering an agile, results-first methodology never before seen in the Business Intelligence space. A sought-after public speaker and author of the #1-selling Power BI book, Rob and his team would like to help you revolutionize your business and your career.

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  1. HI Rob, I hope you are feeling better.

    I have a question for you. I’m asking you because those I spoke to at Microsoft Customer Services seemed could not understand the question. I have recently upgraded to Excel 2013 (Home and Business) and it seems that power pivot is only available in the Office 2013 Professional PLUS suite (according to the MS website). I am not an enterprise user so do not have access to that version. Am I unable to use Power Pivot now that I have upgraded? How does a non-enterprise user get access to the full power pivot functionality?

    Thanks for all your efforts and your great blog


    1. Chris,

      Unfortunately,as it stands now, in Excel 2013 you can only get the BI addins (PowerPivot, Power View, etc.) with a Professional Plus version of Office.

      Microsoft gave us PowerPivot with 2010, hyped it up enormously (with us helping them), got some momentum, and have now effectively withdrawn it for a large segment of the market. why they have done this is a mystery to me, but it certainly leaves a bad taste.

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