As we reach the halfway point of 12 days of Mixes, we explore the history of innovation—full of surprising stories of accidental genius and brilliant mistakes—over centuries past. Today’s mix: Steven Johnson, “How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World.” Watch now, share, and follow us @OfficeMixTeam to see what tomorrow’s mix will be! Happy Holidays and Happy Mixing!
In our next installment of 12 days of Mixes, we get all wrapped up in words with bestselling linguist and cognitive scientist, Steven Pinker. Today’s mix: Steven Pinker, “The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century.” Watch now, share, and follow us @OfficeMixTeam to see what tomorrow’s mix will be! Happy Holidays and Happy Mixing!
Continuing on with our 12 days of Mixes, we learn how social media is but one of five converging forces–mobile, data, sensors and location-based technology–that promise to change virtually every aspect of our lives. Today’s mix: Robert Scoble, “Age of Context: Mobile, Sensors, Data and the Future of Privacy.” Watch now, share, and follow us @OfficeMixTeam to see what tomorrow’s mix will be! Happy Holidays and Happy Mixing!
Next up in the 12 days of Mixes series, bestselling authors of the classic, “Difficult Conversations,” teach us how to turn evaluations, advice, criticisms and coaching into productive listening and learning. Today’s mix: Sheila Heen and Doug Stone, “Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well.” Watch now, share and follow us @OfficeMixTeam to see what tomorrow’s mix will be! Happy Holidays and Happy Mixing!
Yesterday we announced our 12 days of Mixes, sharing a private speech from an influential speaker hosted at Microsoft. If you like TED Talks and documentaries, we think you’ll love them. Today’s mix: Joshua Wolf Shenk, “Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs.” Watch now, share and follow us @OfficeMixTeam to see what tomorrow’s mix will be! Happy Holidays and Happy Mixing!
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.
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…
Excel is a tool that means different things to many different people. And with the app available for the PC, Mac, web and even your phones and tablets, the ways in which Excel is being used is expanding like crazy. So it is important for our team to continuously learn from our diverse customers. In November, we decided to try a new way of engaging with some of our most…