What's preventing Excel from being the ubiquitous cube browser
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Written by Richard Lees   
Monday, 12 October 2009 14:54

I have said earlier that Microsoft’s Excel 2007 is not the ubiquitous cube browser that it should be. What’s wrong with it? Well nothing is really wrong with it, but there are several features, that I would expect from a product that is 10 years old. With OLAP services first release 1998, there was an update for Excel PivotTable. As I understand it that first version was largely the result of one great developer (TC). However, since that release, the upgrades have been unimpressive. Excel 2007 is a great improvement on Excel 2003, but it still has a long way to catch up to the sophistication that is available in Analysis Services. Here are a few of the things I would like to see in Excel

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