Update Oct 11, 2013: I’ve been given the “all clear” by Microsoft and from readers that as of this week, Excel 2013 Standalone DOES include and successfully install Power Pivot!
See this post for details.
…and there was much rejoicing
Well folks the wait is over. Microsoft now offers a way for us to get Power Pivot at home in 2013!
It’s not quite “free” like it used to be (and still is) in 2010, but it’s not super expensive either, and the mere fact that we CAN buy it through retail channels is a big deal. All in all, I call this a Good Thing. It is most welcome.
All you need is love. Oh, and Excel Standalone.
So, if you have Office 2013 already installed and you want to add Power Pivot, you just buy Excel Standalone and install THAT over the top, and you get Power Pivot and Power View.
If you have don’t have 2013 installed and have no desire to get all of the other apps, hey, you can just get Excel Standalone and forgo the rest I guess
Amazon Purchasing Options: $99 Download (Left), $79 “Non-Commercial” Version (Right)
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HOLD OFF UNTIL SEPTEMBER 10th – see the update at the top of this post
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Yeah what the heck IS that? From a trusted Microsoft source, we have this definition: