Waking up early morning for a technical webinar is so not me (I really love to have my sleep in the morning!); but then I was very interested in the PowerPivot webinar which was going to be taken by Rupesh Patric (Microsoft Partner Technical Consultant and an accomplished artist) exclusively for people from my company, MindTree Ltd. As I was the only one from UK, the time was adjusted for the majority people in India which meant I had to wake up early. Ofcourse, I knew I wouldn’t regret losing my beauty sleep from the very moment the presentation started and overall, it was a good introduction to PowerPivot. To top it all, Rupesh sent a goodie pack containing some video tutorials for PowerPivot and I thought it would be too selfish of me if I didn’t share it with you guys. Materials 1. Deck : SQL Server 2008 R2 Overview 2. Book : Introducing SQL Server 2008 R2 3. Hands On Lab – PowerPivot in SQL Server 2008 R2.zip Set 1 1. Presentation What’s New in the Excel 2010 Client 2. Demo What’s New in the Excel 2010 Client 3. Presentation Loading and Preparing Data for Analysis in SQL Server PowerPivot for Excel 2010 4. Demo Loading and Preparing Data for Analysis in SQL Server PowerPivot for Excel 2010 5. Presentation Creating Reports with SQL Server PowerPivot for Excel 2010 6. Demo Creating Reports with SQL Server PowerPivot for Excel 2010 7. Presentation Defining DAX Calculations with PowerPivot for Excel 2010 8. Demo Defining DAX Calculations with SQL Server PowerPivot for Excel 2010 Set 2 1. Part 0 Installing the PowerPivot Add-In for Excel 2. Part 1 Using the PowerPivot Add-in to Import Data into Excel 2010 3. Part 2 Import data from a SQL Server Database 4. Part 3 Import Data from an Access Database 5. Part 4 Using Copy-Paste to Import Excel data 6. Part 5 Using a Linked Excel table to Import data 7. Part 6 Compressed data in PowerPivot for Excel 8. Part 7 Handling big data in PowerPivot for Excel 9. Part 8 Importing SAP data in PowerPivot for Excel 10. Part 9 Reports as data sources in PowerPivot for Excel 11. Relationships – 1 Overview 12. Relationships – 2 Creating Relationships If you are interested in Business Intelligence video tutorials, I would recommend you to visit Microsoft’s Channel 9, plenty more of the good stuff there. Update (18/03/2011) Another great Microsoft Technet resource – PowerPivot for Excel (Business Intelligence) was brought to my notice by Michele Hart (Microsoft). This site serves as a one-stop place for your PowerPivot requirements, be it articles, whitepapers, blogs, samples, videos or information about PowerPivot books. But the best part is the Virtual Lab where you can actually work and get your hands dirty on a system. Check it out!