New Office 2013 Licensing May Put PowerPivot, Power View Out of Reach for Some Microsoft Dynamics Users
If the powers that be at Microsoft are looking for dessert, they'd do well not to ask Mark Polino, one of their own MVPs.
"Bad, bad, bad idea. Bad Microsoft, no cookie," Polino said in response to news that the company has decided take PowerPivot and Power View out of most versions of Office 2013.
Polino and other partners are not amused that the only way to have access to PowerPivot and Power View now is to buy the Pro Plus edition of Office 2013 - Professional is just not enough, according to this blog post. And to complicate matters, upgrading to Pro Plus is only available through volume licensing or when bundled with specific Office 365 subscriptions.