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The Garage Series: Unleashing Power BI for Office 365

In this week’s show, host Jeremy Chapman is joined by Michael Tejedor from the SQL Server team to discuss Power BI and show it in action. Power BI for Office 365 is a cloud-based solution that reduces the barriers to deploying a self-service Business Intelligence environment for sharing live Excel based reports and data queries as well as new features and services that enable ease of data discover and information…

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Collaboration just got easier: Real-time co-authoring now available in Office Web Apps

Today, we’re introducing a new way to collaborate on documents with Office Web Apps. Using real-time co-authoring, colleagues, friends and family can contribute and edit documents simultaneously in the Word Web App, PowerPoint Web App or Excel Web App. Don’t know about Office Web Apps? You should. Office Web Apps are the best free alternative to Office. Read on to learn more about these online versions of the core Office applications that extend…

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We’ve updated Excel Web App: What’s new in November 2013

About six months ago, we announced that Excel Web App and all Office Web Apps are destined to become a comprehensive productivity experience on more browsers and devices–not just companions to the desktop applications. In June, we released a major update, and I’m excited to share another significant step forward with you today! Let’s look at some of the awesome new things you can do in Excel Web App now,…

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Practical PivotCharts in Excel

PivotCharts allow for charting-based data exploration and summarization in a way that no other Office visualization can. But they also offer power and flexibility that are largely unknown to many standard chart users, unless they work across businesses where PivotCharts play a significant role within their business intelligence efforts. Like PivotTables,PivotCharts work really well on aggregate data, which is why a lot of casual Excel analysts don’t often encounter the…

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Announcing Student Advantage

As part of its ongoing commitment to education, Microsoft today announced Student Advantage, a new benefit to qualifying institutions which will make it easy for students to use the latest and best version of full Office at their education institution and at home. Beginning December 1, 2013, any institutions worldwide that licenses Office for staff and faculty can provide access to Office 365 ProPlus for students at no additional cost.

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The Garage Series: Extreme Office 365 Mobility and Off-Road Rally Challenge using iPhone, Android, and Windows Devices

In this week’s episode, host Jeremy Chapman is joined by Office Mobile expert Guy Gilbert to round-up the latest in Office experiences across Windows, iOS, and Android platforms. Besides highlighting all the Office coverage on these devices, they show everything in action, including what may be the first Office demo to span nearly all mobile apps as they plan a rally game. They then challenge pro skateboarder and rally driver,…

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Power Map for Excel earns new name with significant updates to 3D visualizations and storytelling

We are announcing a significant update to Power Map Preview for Excel (formerly Project codename “GeoFlow” Preview for Excel) on the Microsoft Download Center. The new capabilities include an improved getting started experience, regions visualization, flat map, and create video tour. Power Map is a part of Microsoft Power BI in Excel and supplements the visualizations of Power View for Excel.

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Invitation to join ModelOff 2013, the Excel Financial Modeling World Championship

For all of you professionals and students who love finance, spreadsheets, and numerical analysis, Microsoft is co-sponsoring a fun, educational, and challenging event: ModelOff 2013, the Excel Financial Modeling World Championship. Over 3,000 participants from over 100 countries are expected, and the top 16 finalists will come to Microsoft’s New York offices to compete for prizes up to $30,000. While in New York, the finalists will get to meet key members of…