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…

Power BI
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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.

Events
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Register now: PAUG 2014 Database Designer International Conference

Register now to join us May 3-5 for the Portland Access User Group (PAUG) 2014 Database Designer Conference. This year’s speaker lineup includes industry experts F. Scott Barker from AppsPlus, Luke Chung from FMS, Alison Balter from InfoTech Services Group Inc., Armen Stein from J Street Technology, Juan Soto from IT Impact, and Kevin Bell and Kevin Nickel from the Microsoft Access team. This is the 16th annual Database Designer Conference…

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.