New Office 2013 Licensing May Put PowerPivot, Power View Out of Reach for Some Microsoft Dynamics Users

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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.

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Linda Rosencrance is a freelance writer/editor in the Boston area. Rosencrance has over 25 years experience as an reporter/investigative reporter, writing for many newspapers in the metropolitan Boston area. Rosencrance has been writing about information technology for the past 16 years.

She has covered a variety of IT subjects, including Microsoft Dynamics, mobile security issues such as data loss prevention, network management, secure mobile app development, privacy, cloud computing, BI, big data, analytics, HR, CRM, ERP, and enterprise IT.

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