Steve Hughes is a Principal Consultant at Magenic. His area of expertise is in data and business intelligence architecture on the Microsoft SQL Server platform. He was also the data architect for a SaaS company which delivered a transportation management solution for fleets across the United States. Steve has co-authored two books and delivered more than 30 presentations on SQL Server and data architecture over the past six years. He also provides insights from the field on his blog at http://dataonwheels.wordpress.com.
At one of my customers, we had a very frustrating experience while trying to get PowerPivot for Excel (SQL Server 2008 R2) installed on a number of developer machines. All of the machines were 64-bit running Windows 7. We had Office 2010 32 bit installed in all cases. The frustration occurred around the error message. [...]