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  • The Office 2016 Mac Preview is here!

    Today is a big day for the Mac community–we're excited to announce that a preview of the new Office 2016 for Mac is now officially available! Office 2016 for Mac is powered by the cloud so you can access your documents anytime, anywhere and on any device. The post The Office 2016 Mac Preview is here! appeared first on Office Blogs . Read More...
  • 3 updates to Excel Power Query

    The February update for Excel Power Query is now available to you! This update includes tremendous Performance improvements, a new Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online connector and a couple of new transformations supported in the UX. The post 3 updates to Excel Power Query appeared first on Office Blogs . Read More...
  • Catching a comet with Excel Power Map

    The recent news that the Rosetta spacecraft made the closest approach ever to the Comet 67P inspired the Power Map team to plot the trajectory of Earth, Mars, Comet 67P and Rosetta—by visualizing their paths through time. The post Catching a comet with Excel Power Map appeared first on Office Blogs . Read More...
  • Excel Fun—Build 3D graphics from a spreadsheet

    From video games to movie special effects, 3D graphics drives today's entertainment. But how do 3D graphics work? How does the computer know where on the screen to put the little dots of color? Motivated by simple curiosity, I wanted to understand this. And for me, to understand means to make an Excel spreadsheet. The post Excel Fun—Build 3D graphics from a spreadsheet appeared first on Office Blogs . Read More...
  • What’s new: January 2015

    The Office 365 team got the new year off to a great start in January by delivering Office across more platforms and adding new features, service updates, and apps for your devices. The post What’s new: January 2015 appeared first on Office Blogs . Read More...
  • Power Map for Excel–February update for Office 365

    In our December update, we promised to have some big things to share about Power Map for Excel in the first quarter of 2015. This month, we are ready to start revealing a few of these great additions. With our brand new feature, data cards, and a few amazing improvements to how you use heat maps, we are looking forward to seeing the new stories you will tell with your… The post Power Map for Excel–February update for Office 365 appeared first on Office Blogs . Read More...
  • The Office you love is now on your Android tablet

    At Microsoft, we are working hard to reimagine the Office experience for a cloud-first, mobile-first world. On January 21st we previewed versions of Office for Windows 10 fully optimized for touch and mobile devices. Today, we are proud to announce the general availability of Word, Excel and PowerPoint for Android tablets. The post The Office you love is now on your Android tablet appeared first on Office Blogs . Read More...
  • First look at the new Power BI Preview

    This week Michael Tejedor joins Jeremy Chapman on Office Mechanics to give a first look at the updates to Power BI. The preview announced yesterday adds a number of new Power BI capabilities, including dashboards, new visualizations, support for popular software-as-a-service applications, a native iPad app and live “hybrid” connectivity to on-premises SQL Server Analysis Services tabular models. Michael demonstrates all this and more on the show and explains how… The post First look at the...
  • The next chapter of Office on Windows

    Yesterday’s unveil of Windows 10 showcased a new generation of experiences that will empower people and organizations to achieve more. In partnership with Windows 10, the Office team is bringing a fantastic new set of Office experiences to this platform, furthering our mission to bring the unparalleled productivity of Office to everyone, on every device. The post The next chapter of Office on Windows appeared first on Office Blogs . Read More...
  • Power Query January update—new connectors and usability improvements

    Power Query for Excel enhances the Business Intelligence (BI) experience by simplifying data discovery, access and collaboration. The Power Query team continually works to improve the Power Query experience and their January update includes a new connector—or many new connectors, in this case—and a host of usability improvements. The post Power Query January update—new connectors and usability improvements appeared first on Office Blogs . Read More...
  • Xbox and Power Map team up to analyze game data

    In the spring of 2014, the Xbox team asked the Power Map team to help them better analyze data collected from the instrumentation of various games to help them improve performance and the gamers experience. The post Xbox and Power Map team up to analyze game data appeared first on Office Blogs . Read More...
  • Excel for iPad helps students stay on top of their GPA

    How often have you found yourself trying to calculate your GPA? Or let’s be honest…how many times have you tried to figure out the minimum grade you need to get in a course to maintain your GPA? If this sounds familiar, here is Excel for iPad to the rescue with some great features to help you make your own GPA calculator. The post Excel for iPad helps students stay on top of their GPA appeared first on Office Blogs . Read More...
  • Announcing new Excel 2013 BI stability and usability improvements

    Recently we announced a new public update to Excel 2013 that includes major stability and usability improvements in Self Service BI scenarios—especially when Power Query, Power Pivot and Power View are involved. The post Announcing new Excel 2013 BI stability and usability improvements appeared first on Office Blogs . Read More...
  • Powering your business with Big Data and business analytics webinar

    Big Data is big news, but what does it mean for you? Did you know that Excel now allows you to connect to more than 25 data sources—including Hadoop through Power Query? With Excel, anyone can use Big Data to inspire innovation, accelerate decision making and share insights—no supercomputers or PhDs required. All while using Excel, the tool you know and love. The post Powering your business with Big Data and business analytics webinar appeared first on Office Blogs . Read More...
  • Power View interactive visualizations and PivotTables can now be embedded in blogs and websites

    Telling a story with data has become so much more than basic tables and charts and some of you have been using Power View to create dynamic and interactive visualizations or shared PivotTable analysis based on your data models. But you have not yet had a way to share these publicly. Excel now offers all Office 365 Enterprise E3 or SharePoint Online Plan 2 subscribers with an option to embed… The post Power View interactive visualizations and PivotTables can now be embedded in blogs and websites...
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