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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…

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Webinar: The latest features in Excel Online

Have you ever wanted to see someone else’s changes in a workbook right away, without refreshing or saving? Have you ever wanted to keep some cells locked and keep others editable in Excel Online? Note: Excel Web App is now called Excel Online. We’ll go step by step to demonstrate the latest and greatest features that Excel Online has to offer.  (Reordering sheets, anyone?) Plus, we’ll have members of the Excel…

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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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Collaboration just got easier: Real-time co-authoring now available in Office Web Apps

Today, we’re introducing a new way to collaborate on documents with Office Web Apps. Using real-time co-authoring, colleagues, friends and family can contribute and edit documents simultaneously in the Word Web App, PowerPoint Web App or Excel Web App. Don’t know about Office Web Apps? You should. Office Web Apps are the best free alternative to Office. Read on to learn more about these online versions of the core Office applications that extend…

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We’ve updated Excel Web App: What’s new in November 2013

About six months ago, we announced that Excel Web App and all Office Web Apps are destined to become a comprehensive productivity experience on more browsers and devices–not just companions to the desktop applications. In June, we released a major update, and I’m excited to share another significant step forward with you today! Let’s look at some of the awesome new things you can do in Excel Web App now,…

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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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Announcing Student Advantage

As part of its ongoing commitment to education, Microsoft today announced Student Advantage, a new benefit to qualifying institutions which will make it easy for students to use the latest and best version of full Office at their education institution and at home. Beginning December 1, 2013, any institutions worldwide that licenses Office for staff and faculty can provide access to Office 365 ProPlus for students at no additional cost.

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The Garage Series: Extreme Office 365 Mobility and Off-Road Rally Challenge using iPhone, Android, and Windows Devices

In this week’s episode, host Jeremy Chapman is joined by Office Mobile expert Guy Gilbert to round-up the latest in Office experiences across Windows, iOS, and Android platforms. Besides highlighting all the Office coverage on these devices, they show everything in action, including what may be the first Office demo to span nearly all mobile apps as they plan a rally game. They then challenge pro skateboarder and rally driver,…