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Make Power Pivot available in all versions of Excel

Previous title: "Make the Power BI Family - PowerPIvot + PowerQuery + PowerView and PowerMap available in all versions of Excel".

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    Sameer Bhide shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    started  ·  AdminExcel Team [MSFT] (Admin, Office.com) responded  · 

    Hi all,

    I’m happy to announce that your input has had another direct impact on the product. In this case, a decision has been made to have Power Pivot be available in all Windows editions (“SKUs”) of Excel! This means the Business, Home, Standard, etc.. all of these will have Power Pivot. As your comments have indicated, Power Pivot has moved from targeting a specialized audience to generally useful capability for working with data in spreadsheets. As such, it makes sense to make this as broadly available as possible.

    We have started rolling this change out with the April Current Channel updates (Builds 9330 and beyond). I’m also happy to announce that these SKU changes will be reflected on the upcoming 2019 version as well.

    Thank you for pushing for this!

    Ashvini Sharma
    PM Manager
    Excel

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      • Tom Bex commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        As an employee in a small company that works with big investment data for pension funds or insurance companies I would like to works with the newest versions of BI products that Excel offers. But in my 365 version this is not included. But I thought that in this 365 version i could work with a complete version of Excel. This was obvious a misleading information in my purchase of Office 365. Please include the BI tools to all Office 365 versions.

      • Alex commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        How many people here have written a comment without VOTING for the idea!

      • Andrea commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I use excel VS competing products to get extra features and now discover that do not have access to powerpivot. this is a downgrade that is completely unexpected. Very frustrating. I will recommend everyone to steer clear of your "upgraded" subscription products ....

      • Cliff Brown commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'll add my name to the list. Very deceptive that your advertising does not indicate that they're are different "flavors" of excel. I was working though a Microsoft produced course on Data Analysis (edx.com), and decided to "upgrade" from 2010. The course also makes no mention that some versions of 2016 won't work, In fact they imply any version of 2016 will work.

        Very frustrating.

      • Suresh Reddy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add power pivot in Office 365 Subscription. Highly disappointed with subscription as nothing was mentioned about power pivot feature in office 365 personal subscription.

      • Carlos Villoria commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        PLEASE make PowerPivot available for O365 Home edition! It is such a useful tool, even for us small guys that can't afford SQL services. I had it in Excel 2010 and now since I "upgraded" (now questioning that decision) to 2016 I no longer do... Yes I copy this message from Mr. John Shield`s post. This is exactly my opinion.....Please, we need Power Pivot...

      • Jon Shields commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        PLEASE make PowerPivot available for O365 Home edition! It is such a useful tool, even for us small guys that can't afford SQL services. I had it in Excel 2010 and now since I "upgraded" (now questioning that decision) to 2016 I no longer do. NOWHERE was this disclosed! SHAME ON YOU MICROSOFT, I thought you were better than playing greedy childish games like that!

      • John Hinze commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add PowerPivot functionality to the O365 Home subscription. PP is an awesome tool but only accessible to a niche audience starting with Excel 2016. Thanks

      • Peter Ballantyne. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I spent a long time looking at the pros and cons of an Office 365 Home subscription vs a standalone. Never did i see any reference to this being omitted from the subscription i purchased. Even now, knowing that its not included, it is still not obvious from your sales materials that PowerPivot is not included as part of the O365 Home package.,

        I am perhaps one of Microsoft's biggest fans, i'm even doing Microsoft's Data Science course, but this blatent hiding of product information is testing even my trust.

      • David Aldred commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @Anonymous,

        If you're already on o365 for Business subscription, it's a case of moving to an appropriate plan. I'm on E3, and this includes everything needed.

        They list the 'feature' as 'Self-service Business Intelligence in Excel'

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        My small business needs Power Pivot quickly. We upgraded to Office 365 and now miss a valued tool. How can we get it??

      • Mohammed Hossain commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add Power Pivot in Office 365 subscription. I am doing a data analysis course conducted by MS where Power Pivot is required. I am unable to know the features of Power Pivot and hence complete the course with full knowledge. What a disappointment!!!

      • Dave M. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I feel scammed too. It is very dangerous to the future of the brand to start fragmenting your user base the way you guys have started doing. There should only be one version of subscription Office 365, and it should offer the exact same functionality as the stand alone version as well. You guys are running the risk of users not being able to send and share files with full functionality between each other, and that just makes an otherwise wonderful software feel really... blah! A step backwards for sure! It is the opposite of collaborative.

      • Rich commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I use my personal PC to try out MS Excel tools because our company does something to the company PC image to block all Excel addins. I then try to advocate to the IT department to allow us to use these add ins. I started with Solver and was about to move on to PowerPivot after reading about it. But I can't try PowerPivot on my PC!!! and I bought a stand alone version!! Common on man!

      • John May commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am extremely disappointed that Power Pivot is not available in my Office 365 subscription. Knowing this would have influenced by purchase of Office 365. The advertising certainly does not say that the purchaser is getting a scaled down product.

      • Tim Ward commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please get rid of the downgrade for consumer versions - I use my consumer version to test and learn new functionality so I stay up to date and not having it is ridiculous.

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