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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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      • Helio commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Very disappointing - why on earth would you remove the power of PowerPivot from an updated version of Excel??

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Really having second thoughts about renewing my Office 365 subscription. What is the point if we do not even have features already present in previous versions!!

      • D Flowers commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Access was completely dumped from Office 2016/365. That was bad enough. Now we want to cripple Excel by removing PowerPivot. I really don't understand the logic. We have subscribed Office starting with the 2013 version. It had everything we needed. Now, with 2016/365 MS starts taking things away. We had to purchase standalone copies of Access. I guess we will have to do the same with Excel. Very misleading when we are told that we purchased a "full featured" product.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Very disappointing - why on earth would you remove the power of PowerPivot from an updated version of Excel??

      • Kathryn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Could you include PowerPivot and analytics features with all subscriptions and products that include Excel? It's incredibly frustrating to suddenly realize you don't have the right version when you had no idea there would be a difference between Excel for ProPlus and Excel for Business Premium. I've now wasted about 2 hours of time (both mine and various support personnel), and even customer support didn't understand - they kept telling me I needed Excel 2016. Umm.. I have that. Just not the right one, apparently. Is restricting this add-in really benefiting the bottom line enough to justify the confusion?

      • Alex commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The MS Excel Team are doing another 'Ask Me Anything' (AMA) over on reddit on the 18th Oct as announced in this reddit thread: https://redd.it/74ytcd

        maybe an opportunity to let your thoughts be known directly to the team - this thread seems to be being ignored

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You can´t even upgrade as far as I know. If you have bought you license from Microsoft you can reverse it within 30 days. I bought my Office 365 license (Yes, of course believing I bought a "full version...(I even checked with their support) " from another source, and I they do not refund a penny. I have truly fought for it, no luck. "Contact Microsoft". Microsoft: Contact you re-seller.

        I am as disappointed as everyone else on this thread and all the rest out there. Furhter, it takes time and effort to figure out that excel is no longer complete. Shape up Microsoft and change this!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Can't even figure out where to upgrade and how much it will cost! Very disappointed!

      • Gary Kane commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        However I purchase Excel, all components should be included, unless I am knowingly acquiring a ‘lite’ version.

      • MCY commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        As a user below me said, don't get greedy as the next generation may not consider Excel after growing up with Google Sheets. Give users more than than need, not less, or you might find yourself the 21st Century version of LOTUS 1-2-3 ....... they too thought they were indispensable .......

      • rocks commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Deceptive having these elements missing from 365 Excel and an obfuscated view of what versions contain. Very frustrating. Now to revert to my old 2010 version ...

      • Stuart commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Case Number 1396986161 - Many of us use PowerPivot in office. We also need to continue using it at home for those who have office 365 Home. Please make the Add-in available to office 365 Home.

      • Anne commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        PowerPivot is the next generation of Excel, something that will propel the use of Excel by young minds and then into business. However, if you remove features for the sake of greed guess what happens. The youth never see your wonderful new tool and then consider it no better than Google Sheets, when they enter work they will see no reason to use Excel and companies slowly but surely move away from Microsoft Office to Google Office or other alternatives. You make money by charging large fees on companies, giving home and school users all the features of enterprise users does not take away from enterprise users paying for it. Consider this as advertising to home and school users for the future.

      • Benjamin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Why do I need to have 2 MS Excel apps in my laptop, PowerPivot is not available as standard in Excel and you have to buy separately as a stand alone or upgrade to Office 365 Pro Plus/Office 365 Enterprise plans. These gives multiple licenses yet I do not need them and I do not want to pay for something I do not use.

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