Monthly Archives: September 2017

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Excel and Micro:Bit – Hacking for fun and creativity!


Hello, I’m Yigal, Principal Program Manager in the Excel team. I recently attended the BETT education conference in London. It was inspiring to see how many booths were dedicated to teaching computer programming, using learning aids such as micro controller, robots, and simplified…

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Join Alberto Cairo at the Microsoft Data Insights Summit to Explore the Different Dimensions of Data


Known for his award-winning global achievements in infographics and multimedia as a professor, author, journalist and designer, we are excited to welcome data visualization expert Alberto Cairo back to the Microsoft Data Insights Summit, taking place June 12-13, 2017 in Seattle. This year Alberto will provide a special guest keynote focused…

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New Guide: Switch to Excel from Sheets


Are you or your company switching to Microsoft Excel from Google Sheets? We have your go-to guide to help you get up and running in Office 365 with minimum disruption.   Check out this Switch to Excel from Sheets guide, along with more guides for other…

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Excel April Fork Features


Every month we ship many new features for our Office 365 subscribers in Excel.  Here is the list for April. If you like to see the full list, see   Android Numeric keypad Switch quickly to the new numeric keypad when you’re entering…

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Keep Excel the Copy as long as you wish

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Hi Excel Fans,   Starting with the Excel release available in June, Excel “Keeps” your copy longer. You can Copy your cells, and before you paste, you can still do other tasks like typing or inserting cells.   Based on customer feedback, the dotted…

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Modernized Data Import and Shaping Experience


Excel 2016 introduced a powerful set of tools called Get & Transform. These tools, based on Power Query technology, enable you to easily connect, combine, and shape data coming from a variety of sources. Today, we are pleased to announce the next major update to data…

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6 new courses to expand your Office skills


Are you new to Office? Here is a great free resource to get started.     Increase your impact with six new Office Basics courses.  Use pictures, WordArt and SmartArt, tables, and more to make a lasting impression! Plus the skills you learn here…

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Excel World Champ Round 3 Answers


Finally, the round 3 post is here! Since my last post, we held the world finals round, named our Canada Champ @Ghazanfar Abidi to be the #ExcelWorldChamp, and had the honor of hosting Ghazanfar come in Seattle/Redmond for the Microsoft Data Insights Summit and feedback sessions with…

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Announcing the Azure Data Lake Store Connector in Excel


Hi there,   Azure Data Lake Store is a popular massively scalable repository for big data analytic workloads. Today I am glad to announce that as part of the June 2017 updates of Excel 2016, Azure Data Lake Store is supported as a source of data.  …

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Create Forecasting Models using Excel and Machine Learning


As Carlos Otero and I mentioned in our talk at MDIS (link), forecasting is an important area of focus for businesses in general across a range of functions: for instance, you can have finance teams forecasting costs, sales teams forecasting revenues, or engineering…

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