On February 27, Microsoft announced a future addition to self-service line-up with Microsoft Data Explorer Preview for Excel. “Data Explorer” is self-service ETL for the Excel power user. The integration between “Data Explorer” and the rest of the Self-Service BI offering in Excel 2013 (including PowerPivot and PowerView) is as easy as it can get… Simply land your data into the Excel sheet, or load it into the Excel Data Model in a single click. If you haven’t seen it, check out the video below to see how Data Explorer enhances the BI experience.
“Data Explorer” is an Excel add-in that enhances the self-service Business Intelligence experience in Excel by simplifying data discovery and access. This preview provides an early look into upcoming features that enable users to easily discover, combine, and refine data for better analysis in Excel. As with most previews, these features may appear differently in the final product.
Requires Microsoft Office 2013.
Microsoft “Data Explorer” Preview for Excel supports 32-bit or 64-bit machines.
Requires Windows Vista (with .Net 3.5 SP1 or greater), Windows Server 2008 (with .Net 3.5 SP1 or greater), Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7 or Windows 8.
Microsoft “Data Explorer” Preview for Excel will appear as a new tab in the Excel ribbon.