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Extend your networking reach with social apps for Office

Social apps can make working with Office 2013 more engaging, efficient, and fun. They combine the networking and outreach capabilities of social media sites with the mobile productivity power of Office.  Together, Office and social apps give you more insight into your contacts, allow you to monitor your social channels without using a browser, and can spice up your SharePoint sites in ways that you’ll “like” (thumbs up). Read on to…

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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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Get started with Business Intelligence in the new Office

Reliable business intelligence and insight are key to a thriving business. Excel, SharePoint and Office 365 make business intelligence (BI) in the new Office more accessible to everyone across an organization as part of their everyday work. New and enhanced features in familiar tools such as Excel empower everyone in a business to easily explore, model, analyze, and visualize data. With SharePoint, users of all levels can collaboratively develop and…

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The new Office lets me work from home–and everywhere else

As blogger-in-chief of MommaSaid.net for the past 10 years, Jen Singer has used technology to work around her kids’ (and occasionally, her cat’s) schedules. She’s done pre-show interviews with TV producers from the supermarket cereal aisle and edited books on her laptop while waiting for track practice to end. Now with SkyDrive, Microsoft’s cloud-based storage system, her Office can truly be wherever she is. She started writing this blog post…

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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…

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And the winner is…you! Use the Oscars Ballot Predictor

Don’t have time to watch all the Oscar nominated movies, but want the inside scoop on the likely winners? Try the new Oscars Ballot Predictor app, which brings a bit of Hollywood fun to Excel 2013 and gives you a competitive edge at your Oscars party. The interactive app lets you see the Oscar nominees, vote for your picks, and check out the predicted winners in each of the 24…

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Download our free Office 2013 Quick Start Guides

Thinking about making the change to Office 2013? Changes bring exciting new features, but new versions of your favorite software can take a bit of getting used to. To help ease the transition, we’ve put together nine handy Quick Start Guides that introduce you to the newest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, Access, Project, and Visio. Read on to learn how to download the guides and…