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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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The Garage Series: Understanding the new world of Apps for Office and SharePoint

Video 18:07. A lost episode of the Garage Series filmed in New Orleans, host Jeremy Chapman is joined by MTC Architect, Richard diZerega, to discuss the new app model for Office and SharePoint. Richard also takes on the challenge to help navigate the culinary options of New Orleans by integrating Web services directly with Office and SharePoint using in-box and custom apps.

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The Garage Series: Tech analyst and writer Paul Thurrott’s 5 favorite things about Office 365

The last in a 6-part series filmed in New Orleans, host Jeremy Chapman is joined by technical analyst and writer, Paul Thurrott, to discuss his favorite things about Office 365. Paul brings his rich background and insight to discuss how he uses Office 365 Home Premium and Office 365 Small Business Premium across the desktop and mobile apps, as well as the back end services to tie everything together. If…

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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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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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The Garage Series for Office 365: First look at new real-time co-authoring for Office Web Apps across Windows, iOS and Android

The second of our six-part show special on location from New Orleans where hosts Jeremy Chapman and Amanda Lefebvre take a pre-release, first look at upcoming Office experiences on the Web. We walk you through real-time co-authoring beyond pure text editing across Word, PowerPoint and at a cell level in Excel, as well as net new capabilities previously only available on the desktop. Watch too as we challenge a local…

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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…

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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…