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Microsoft Data Explorer


Data Explorer (download), which I first mentioned in my blog about PASS Summit 2011 (SQL Server 2012 and other PASS announcements), has finally taken the next step and is now a public preview.

Think of Data Explorer as a self-service ETL tool for the Excel power user.  The official title is now “Microsoft Data Explorer Preview for Excel”.  It enhances the self-service Business Intelligence experience in Excel by simplifying data discovery and access.  In short, you can quickly and easily import data from a variety of sources.  It even has an Online Search which enables you to search the web for datasets.

With “Data Explorer” you can:

I am looking forward to using Data Explorer as I believe this is a powerful tool that will enable users to pull in their own data without having to bug IT.

More info:

A new build of “Data Explorer”, and an Auto Update feature

Data Explorer Help

Announcing Microsoft “Data Explorer” Preview for Excel

Exploring Data Explorer

Using Data Explorer with Power View

Public Preview of Data Explorer

Get Microsoft “Data Explorer” Preview for Excel today

Data Explorer hits full preview

Data Explorer brings Big Data connectivity to Excel 2013

Best Oscar winning Film? My first Data Explorer adventure…

SharePoint OData and the Excel Data Explorer

Importing Data From Multiple Log Files Using Data Explorer

Introduction to Data Explorer Preview for Excel

Installing Data Explorer Preview & Demo with IMDB Data

Microsoft Data Explorer Preview for Excel–Part 1


Getting Started with Microsoft Data Explorer

“Introducing” Data Explorer

Using Data Explorer with SSIS

Excel Data Explorer and the Twitter Search API

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