Refreshing PowerPivot Gallery thumbnails

  Let’s assume that for some reason something got corrupted and you want to regenerate the thumbnails for a given workbook in a PowerPivot Gallery. You can either change the properties for the workbook, which will create an event that will trigger the regeneration of the thumbnails (more details at Dave’s blog here: http://bit.ly/9Z23pt). Under…

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Technical articles on PowerPivot for SharePoint

  This post is a compilation of the currently published technical articles and white paper on PowerPivot for SharePoint available at the MSDN library: PowerPivot for SharePoint: Existing Farm Installation PowerPivot for SharePoint: Single Server Installation PowerPivot for SharePoint: Transitioning from a Single Server to SharePoint Farm PowerPivot Security Architecture Diagram SQL Server 2008 Power Pivot Client…

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On Performance and Stress testing PowerPivot for SharePoint

I’ve been the owner of the PowerPivot for SharePoint Stress and R&R testing for the past year (not that somebody else was the owner before) and just recently the Performance testing owner and I started revisiting our approaches going further with our product. This post is a quick review of stress and performance testing concepts,…

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Debugging a PowerPivot for SharePoint installation

It turns out that it’s pretty straightforward joyful thing to do. The Analysis Services server, PowerPivot included, uses the SQL Server setup infrastructure, and so does its setup logging. First off, you go where the logs are placed. You can find them at [SystemDrive]\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\Log. Look for a file called details.txt under the…

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Debut

Hello there,   I’m a software design engineer in test at the SQL Server Analysis Services team. For the last three years I’ve been working on the development of PowerPivot for SharePoint, which is internally (to the AS team) known as the MidTier team. The idea of this blog is to keep track of my…

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