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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.


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.


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.


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.