Excel

Take the Excel Challenge for a chance to win a Kinect for Xbox 360 prize pack

We have some great news for Excel fans around the world! Our friends over at Microsoft Business Intelligence have launched an exciting new challenge on Facebook to test your skills and knowledge of Excel. Join the So You Think You Know Excel Challenge to answer 15 questions about Excel and you could get your name up on the leaderboard. Challenge your friends and colleagues or just play for fun. And you’ll have…

Outlook

Webinar: Sharing calendars in Outlook

In a world of multiple schedules, datebooks, and timetables, Outlook can help you consolidate all of your digital calendars so you can view your entire week in one place. In this week’s webinar, we’ll go over ways to view and share your calendar with others. Watch the trailer or click “read more” below to view the entire webinar. What you will learn at Tuesday’s webinar Getting two calendars on the…

Office 365

Nonprofit moves to Office 365 and SharePoint Online to improve income generation

The British Ballet Organization (BBO) trains students and teachers in the globally respected BBO syllabi. As a nonprofit organization, we organize courses and events locally, nationally, and internationally to enrich lives through the medium of dance. Working on these events was a challenge because we had limited collaboration tools. We had a shared file server running on an old PC in the office, and I worried about losing teacher, student,…

SharePoint

“Transformational ROI” with SharePoint and Line-of-Business Systems

When we first introduced Business-Critical SharePoint, or “BCSP”, about 18 months ago, we didn’t quite expect the level of interest it would generate from customers world-wide. Now, as more and more evidence is being documented about SharePoint deployments that include connectivity to line-of-business systems (whether on-premises or in the Cloud), it is becoming clear that leading companies and organizations are able to utilize this approach and extract much needed value…

SharePoint

Paris airport management uses SharePoint 2013 search tools to enhance knowledge sharing

Aéroports de Paris, which owns and manages the 13 civil airports and airfields in the Île-de-France (Paris) area, wanted to make it easier for employees to search efficiently, share knowledge, and deliver faster service to airport passengers, employees, and partners. The organization had been using Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 to run its enterprise content management system. The system contains two terabytes of data, two million objects, 1,500 sites, and 69…

Excel

Webinar: 5 things you need to know about Freezing Panes in Excel

Need to navigate that huge spreadsheet quickly? Freeze panes can help by allowing you to view your column and row headings continuously while you scroll your document. In this webinar, we’ll demonstrate how to freeze panes in an Excel workbook, plus we’ll give you 5 tips of this feature, just in case you’ve ever been stumped while trying to freeze panes. What you will learn at Tuesday’s webinar How to…

SharePoint

Enhanced Video Experience in SharePoint 2013

A picture is worth a thousand words, but did you know that a video is worth a thousand pictures? Videos are revolutionizing the way teams and organizations communicate with each other and are increasingly being used to facilitate knowledge-sharing and training within organizations. Intranet video portals for the enterprise are gaining popularity because they are effective for sharing information across the entire organization. SharePoint 2013 does a great job supporting…

SharePoint

Out and about: New SharePoint mobile offerings

Work is no longer 9-5, nor confined to a single location. People are out and about more than ever and need to be able to access their documents and data whenever and wherever they are. As we shared at SharePoint Conference in November, we’ve been working hard on new SharePoint mobile apps so you can access your information from a variety of devices. Today, I’m excited to share an update…

SharePoint

Options to Create Forms in SharePoint 2013

Forms are an intricate part of many organizations as they feed information into business processes that allow the organization to manage day-to-day processes.  Forms are used for internal processes such as hardware and software acquisition as well as externally for collecting information on a new potential customer. For almost a decade, we’ve delivered a best-in-class forms experience as part of Microsoft Office.  As with much in the technology world, customer…

Excel

Data Explorer brings Big Data connectivity to Excel 2013

On February 27, we announced an early look at a future addition to our self-service line-up with Microsoft Data Explorer Preview for Excel. Data Explorer enhances the self-service BI experience in Excel by simplifying data discovery and access to a broad range of public and enterprise data sources, enabling richer insights from data that has traditionally been difficult for users to get to. With Data Explorer, users can now quickly…

Excel

PASS Business Analytics Conference: Keeping up with the evolving world of data

The world of data continues to become bigger and more complex, with no plans to slow down. From April 10-12 in Chicago, data professionals and business analysts will gather at the PASS Business Analytics Conference to keep pace with the latest trends around big data, predictive analytics, data visualization, Hadoop, and even the new version of Excel. If you’re a fan of Excel and are curious about how it fits…