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Webinar: How Office works on an 82-inch touch screen

The webinar is over. Check back in a few days to see the video. Like working on your tablet or smartphone? Imagine one bigger than your TV. Perceptive Pixel by Microsoft delivers exceptional, multi-purpose touch devices for brainstorming, collaboration, and interactive presentations. In this week’s webinar, we’ll show you how Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote work on a 82-inch screen. Click the…

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Power BI for Office 365 now available to do more with business insights in Excel

Today we’re happy to announce that we’re making Power BI for Office 365 generally available to a billion Office users. Since announcing and previewing Power BI for Office 365, we’ve been continually adding new features and with today’s general availability customers can now make more informed decisions by discovering, analyzing, and visualizing their data in Excel and sharing through Power BI for Office 365.

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Invitation to the New York Finals of the 2013 Excel Financial Modeling World Championships

After two challenging online rounds among more than 3,000 international competitors, ModelOff 2013–the Excel Financial Modeling World Championships–has announced its 16 Finalists. This weekend, these 16 Excel experts will assemble in New York to test their Excel modeling skills and compete for the $30,000 first prize. You’re invited to attend the ModelOff Live Finals at Microsoft’s New York offices on Sunday, December 8 (3-5pm). Read on for details…

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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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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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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…