Interactive Visualizations with Power View in Excel 2013

Speaker: Sandy Rivas, Program Manager for Power View at Microsoft

Not every business has perfectly structured data. But with managed self-service business intelligence, you can now create rich, powerful analytic solutions that let you glean and share business insights from that data.  

This walk-through session will focus on using a variety of features from Power View to analyze Excel data from an actual small business. We’ll step through Power View to produce beautiful visualizations and deep exploration functionality to show how business decisions were made. Then we’ll use PowerPivot to enhance the analytic possibilities with calculated fields and KPIs.  Next we enrich the existing data by adding additional information from outside sources, and finish by sharing our solution for analysis by others who may not have Excel 2013.

Whether you’re an IT pro or business user and whatever your data’s structure, after this session, you’ll be inspired to use your own data with Power View to explore and gain insights with interactive visualizations.


Sandy Rivas is a Program Manager for Power View in the SQL Server Business Intelligence / Visual Analytics team at Microsoft. A 14+ year Microsoft veteran, Sandy has shipped 6 versions of Microsoft Office, working closely with a wide variety of Office products such as Access, Excel and SharePoint. She specializes in Excel, PowerPivot, and Power View, as well as business intelligence and data visualization.

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  • James M.

    I knew I was going to like this presentation from the minute she call this place The Silicone Valley! Imagine how different it would be to live in a place made famous for the development of implants as opposed to the "Silica" glass that is used to make Silicon Transistors and ICs?

    I thought the presentation was a good demo of what can be done with the new technology, however, I can't help but feel that the presentation could have been much more powerful if it were to have revealed a unseen profit that ran counter to the casual observation of sales. Hidden Profits are always fun to find. For example if the analysis were to show that the very low sales numbers of food were to be seen as the dominant profit source. I mean, you could fire the bar tenders and not have to worry about who is drinking all the vodka! Great job!
    Jim Moss
    Mossware LLC

    June 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was an awesome presentation! Learned a lot and really appreciated the hands-on real demo

    June 19, 2013

  • Suresh B.

    it was a great session..

    June 18, 2013

  • Dr Nigel G.

    Terrific and relevant example of how PowerView/PowerPivot helps every day business analysis.

    June 18, 2013

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