Updates

Office 2013 Service Pack 1 now available

Today we’ve released Service Pack 1 (SP1) for the 2013 set of Office products including Office 2013, SharePoint 2013 and Exchange Server 2013. SP1 delivers greater stability, expanded functionality, security enhancements and improved compatibility with Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Office 2013 customers will begin to get notifications of SP1 availability through Windows Update within the next 30 days. Exchange Server 2013 and SharePoint 2013 customers can download SP1 at…

Office 15-Minute Webinars
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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…

Excel

Find all your data connections with Office Discovery and Risk Assessment

Do you need to find out where your data is being used? More specifically, how can you find Excel workbooks that have data connections to your databases? We went to SQL MVP Scott Stauffer to help answer that question. Scott is helping his client launch a data warehouse that will be the preferred source of data for many areas of the business. The client is also planning to switch to…

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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.

News

Announcing improved access to Office

Microsoft and GW Micro are partnering to provide people who are blind or have low vision improved access to Microsoft Office. Starting today, customers who have purchased and installed any version of Microsoft Office 2010 or 2013, including both perpetual and subscription clients, are eligible to download a free copy of Window-Eyes, GW Micro’s widely used and highly regarded screen reading software.

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Top 10 Office 365 tools for managing New Year’s resolutions

It’s that time of year again–time for New Year’s resolutions. Whether the holidays packed on a few extra pounds or emptied your wallet, this is the time to reflect and resolve. But where do you start…and more importantly, how do you make sure you stay on track? No matter what your resolutions are, Office 365 can help you stay organized, trim and on track. Check out some of the tools…

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Excel REST API in SharePoint Online

Excel Services on SharePoint offers a bunch of ways for developers to extend the power of Excel and integrate Excel workbooks into larger solutions. Originally, to take advantage of this, you needed to deploy and maintain your own SharePoint servers. The world has changed, though: With Office365 for business, you can access the power of Excel Services on SharePoint through the cloud. Here’s an example to help you get started using…

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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…