As you may already know from some of the tweets concerning #PowerPivot, the book Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel and SharePoint is now available at Amazon.com. The book’s authors are Sivakumar Harinath, Ron Pihlgren, and Denny Guang-Yeu Lee (i.e. myself). Siva and Ron are both long time (this is a good thing) testers with the Analysis Services team. And myself, well – you already know who I am (just in case you don’t, I’m with SQLCAT specializing in Analysis Services and PowerPivot).
This is an end-to-end book describing all of the moving parts within PowerPivot. It is written in difficulty order – that is, each chapter is written corresponding from the novice to more advanced concepts. We cover all the aspects of Excel and DAX – but we also cover the many moving parts concerning SharePoint including: PowerPivot for SharePoint, Excel Services, Geneva / Claims Token, and Troubleshooting.
We cover a lot of stuff in this book – so much so that by the time you finish reviewing it, it may actually be possible to understand our vaunted PowerPivot Client/Server Architecture! 🙂
I certainly hope you enjoy it!