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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…

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How Power Map for Excel helps Opower visualize and present energy-saving messages

Ever wonder how you as a homeowner or renter can reduce your utility bills despite rising energy costs? How can utility companies capitalize on this customer motivation while smoothing demand away from peak usage times? Read on to learn how Opower, a global leader in customer engagement solutions for the utility industry, confronts both of these questions with their exciting new Behavioral Demand Response (BDR) solution announced today and some help from…

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Excel Web – What’s in Our Pipeline and Why?

Greetings again. A little while ago, I was excited to share with you the new functionality that we made available to all Excel Web users on SkyDrive and Office365. This is part of our commitment to make the Office Web Applications a comprehensive productivity experience (not just a companion to the desktop applications), allowing you to create polished Office documents from start to finish, all from the web. Today, I’m excited…

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The Garage Series: Understanding the new world of Apps for Office and SharePoint

Video 18:07. A lost episode of the Garage Series filmed in New Orleans, host Jeremy Chapman is joined by MTC Architect, Richard diZerega, to discuss the new app model for Office and SharePoint. Richard also takes on the challenge to help navigate the culinary options of New Orleans by integrating Web services directly with Office and SharePoint using in-box and custom apps.

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Ali Larter #TBT photo kicks off Office “back” to school sweepstakes

With the back-to-school season upon us, it’s time for parents and students to start thinking about what they need to make this year the best yet. To help celebrate this back-to-school season and put the latest technology in the hands of parents and kids, Office is putting the “back” in “back to school” by kicking off a fun (and nostalgic) sweepstakes with the help of famed actress, author and mom,…

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The Garage Series: Tech analyst and writer Paul Thurrott’s 5 favorite things about Office 365

The last in a 6-part series filmed in New Orleans, host Jeremy Chapman is joined by technical analyst and writer, Paul Thurrott, to discuss his favorite things about Office 365. Paul brings his rich background and insight to discuss how he uses Office 365 Home Premium and Office 365 Small Business Premium across the desktop and mobile apps, as well as the back end services to tie everything together. If…