PowerPivot availability

As of this writing, users of Excel 2013 can now get access to PowerPivot only if they have the standalone retail version of Excel (not the Office Suite) or a ProPlus (not just Professional) edition of the Office Suite. Believe it or not, this is actually an improvement – previously no retail versions included it.


Note: if you are an Office 365 user and you require the new BI tools, be very careful as to which subscription level you sign up to – make sure you ask! (I can’t fathom which versions include what features, but then I’m just an Excel guy)


Update: it appears that for standalone Excel 2013, the PowerPivot add-in will be streamed as an automatic update from September 10, 2013.

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