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PivotTables for iPad

Microsoft has released an upgrade to its Office Apps for iPad (version 1.1) that now includes – wait for it…. PivotTables for iPad Support!  Wooohoo.

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But unfortunately there is good news and bad news.

First the good news.

You can indeed open a workbook that has PivotTables and you can interact with them on screen.

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Now the bad news.

Unfortunately what is missing on the screen shot above is the “Slicer” that is in the workbook in the blank space in columns F:H.  I can see it when I open it in Excel 2013, but it is missing in the iPad version.  And there is more bad news too – no support for PowerPivot.

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Well I guess Rome wasn’t built in a day, and this is definite progress.  However I will be waiting for PivotTables for iPad to include slicer and PowerPivot support before declaring this a game changer.

However all is not lost.  If you are looking to enable PivotTables and PowerPivot on iPad and other mobile devices, I can help you do that now – quickly and affordably with a cloud based hosted solution.  Most people don’t realise what a positive experience can be delivered if you do it right.  Just send me an email if you would like more information.