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Pivot is an experimental application for exploring large data sets with smooth visual interactions. The application originally was released by Microsoft Live Labs in October 2009, and it is being re-released by Microsoft Research to enable the research community to continue to use it for experiments. If you have Internet Explorer 9 installed, disable GPU rendering in Internet Explorer to enable Pivot to work correctly. The Pivot collection home page points to content no longer available, but Pivot still can be used for viewing user-created local or web collections. This standalone version of Pivot is unsupported and might stop functioning properly in the future.


File NamePivot.en-us.msi
Date Published17 December 2010
Download Size27.78 MB

Note By installing, copying, or otherwise using this software, you agree to be bound by the terms of its license. Read the license.

System Requirements

  • Operating system: Windows 7 or Windows Vista.
  • .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • If you have IE9 Beta installed, please disable hardware acceleration.
  • Hardware
    • Recommended system requirements: Windows 7 with Aero enabled, 2-gigahertz 32-bit (x86) processor, 2 gigabytes of RAM, 256 megabyte graphics card
    • Supported system requirements: Windows Vista with Aero enabled, 2-gigahertz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, 256 megabyte graphics card

For production applications, we recommend that users switch to the supported Silverlight PivotViewer web-based control. Tools and instructions for creating compelling PivotViewer collections can be found at