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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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Exciting new BI features in Excel

Yesterday during the Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference we announced some exciting new Business Intelligence (BI) features available for Excel. Specifically, we announced the expansion of the BI offerings available as part of Power BI–a cloud-based BI solution that enables our customers to easily gain insights from their data, working within Excel to analyze and visualize the data in a self-service way.  Read on to learn more!

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Announcing Power BI for Office 365

Today, at the Worldwide Partner Conference, we announced a new offering–Power BI for Office 365. Power BI for Office 365 is a cloud-based business intelligence (BI) solution that enables our customers to easily gain insights from their data, working within Excel to analyze and visualize the data in a self-service way. It works with Office 365 to help customers share insights, find answers and stay connected to their data from…

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What powers Power BI in Office 365?

Power BI for Office 365 is a new self-service business intelligence (BI) offering enabling businesses to gain insights from their data in powerful new ways within Excel and Office 365. Customers now have the ability to easily search, discover and access data inside and outside of their organization and, with just a few clicks, shape and transform that data. They can also analyze and create stunning interactive visualizations that uncover…

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Simplify management of an Excel Power View template by using a VSTO add-in

Templates are one of the cornerstones in modern professional Excel development. By using one or more templates, we can provide a structural approach for end users to acquire, store and present data. From a development point of view, we can simplify the maintenance. In this tutorial, Excel MVP Dennis Wallentin shows how to simplify management of a Power View template by using a VSTO add-in.

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Dallas Utilities: Electricity seasonal use simulation using project codename “GeoFlow” Preview and Power View

The Microsoft account team in Dallas, TX wanted to create a localized demonstration that would be recognizable to customers in the area. Taking advantage of publicly available residential data and awareness of the extreme summer temperatures in and around Dallas, the team decided to present simulated household energy consumption data using Excel 2013, Power View and project code name “GeoFlow” Preview for Excel, believing the presentation would peak customers’ interests. Read…

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Public preview of project codename “GeoFlow” for Excel delivers 3D data visualization and storytelling

Today we are announcing the availability of the project codename “GeoFlow” Preview for Excel 2013, a result of collaborations between several teams within Microsoft. GeoFlow lets you plot geographic and temporal data visually, analyze that data in 3D, and create interactive “tours” to share with others. Read on to learn how GeoFlow adds to the existing self-service Business Intelligence capabilities in Excel 2013, such as Microsoft Data Explorer Preview and…