Last fall, my attendance at the SQL Summit was entirely justified by a presentation by Aaron Nelson, a SQL Server MVP on Excel, PowerShell and SQL Server.
Unfortunately, I regularly suffer from having Excel as a data source. In an ideal world, this wouldn’t happen.
Logically, no one would buy a SaaS solution without first figuring out how the data in that system would be accessed and combined with all the other data your organization needs.
Unfortunately, things aren’t always logical.