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Power Update Update

2 April 2015

For those of you working with the Power Business Intelligence (Power BI) tools in Excel, you may be interested in Power Update, a new Excel add-in for users who wish to refresh any Power Pivot / Power BI workbook from any data source and publish to any location (e.g. SharePoint).

Championed by fellow MVP Rob Collie over at PowerPivot(Pro), it allows users to auto-refresh data on their terms without the drawbacks of some other methodologies.

Technically, this add-in has been available for a little while now, but Power Update has recently been, er, updated to add email notifications, macro support and a “100% free version” allowing users to use all of the functionality for one scheduled workbook. A nice idea – try it before you buy it.

For more information on Power Update in Rob’s own inimitable style, please click here for more on the Power Update add-in. For the “100% free version”, please click here. And yes, for regular readers who just might have been caught out recently, this offer is legitimate – it’s no longer April 1!!