I often hear requests for Power View to be made available outside of Sharepoint. Currently, Power View does require Sharepoint Enterprise 2010 and SQL Server 2012. I see that people are starting to love Power View. I love Powr View since I think it is facilitating businesses to ask the different questions of their data.
If you want Power View outside of Sharepoint Enterprise, then go and vote for my Connect case here. You can have input to the roadmap by going to the Connect case and leaving your thoughts there. I do know that the Microsoft team do listen carefully to Connect cases, but I don’t see Connect being adopted widely by folks in the community to feedback their suggestions.
The system requirements for Power View can be found here.
Personally, I love Sharepoint and I’ve implemented Microsoft Sharepoint Business Intelligence solutions that really deliver value to enterprises. Yes, I am a Sharepoint fan! However, I do sympathise with small customers who do not have Sharepoint Enteprise, but would love to have some of the features.
Power View is still ‘early days’ and I accept that other packages such as Tableau are much more mature. The debate of Sharepoint in Business Intelligence rages on elsewhere, and it isn’t the point of this blog here; instead, I’m focusing on this particular request for Power View outside of Sharepoint, which I hear often at User Groups and via my Twitter conversations.
Technically, Power View is a Reporting Services Add-on. If you want more information on Power View, you can look at the Microsoft material here. I am not copying and pasting the information – I hate it when people do that to me! – so you can head over and take a look at the official Power View documentation.
I’d like to add that the Power View training materials are superb, so well done to the team who’ve carefully produced this documentation. You can look at some of my Power View posts on my blog for my presentations, articles and so on.