The Download Center team just released a new version of the Microsoft.com Download Center (DLC). It includes a new and improved search engine, an updated user experience, and more paid and free products within its catalog. Sounds great… Let’s see how good the new DLC really is when it comes to PowerPivot.
- Go to http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/. This is the new English version. International versions will come later.
- Notice the nice and clean site design. Awesome job, given the amount of content available here… If you have the time, feel
free to navigate through all the products and downloads, but for now let’s just
type PowerPivot into the search box and press Enter.
- Undeniably, super-fast query results! And it’s all there… PowerPivot add-in, samples, even our client/server architecture
poster, the Analytics for Twitter solution, the Calendar Analytics Tool, and lots of other PowerPivot-related content that you might find interesting.
Now you only need to add the search link (http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/search.aspx?q=PowerPivot&p=1&r=50&t=20) to your favorites for convenient access in the future. Enjoy!
And as a side note, perhaps one fine day the Download Center team is going to give us a data feed to import download statistics straight into PowerPivot for further analysis. Considering that the DLC gets close to 1 billion visits a year, approximately 700 million downloads, this is certainly within the range of PowerPivot capabilities… analyzing Microsoft downloads on your desktop, wouldn’t that be something!