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First look at the new Power BI Preview

This week Michael Tejedor joins Jeremy Chapman on Office Mechanics to give a first look at the updates to Power BI. The preview announced yesterday adds a number of new Power BI capabilities, including dashboards, new visualizations, support for popular software-as-a-service applications, a native iPad app and live “hybrid” connectivity to on-premises SQL Server Analysis Services tabular models. Michael demonstrates all this and more on the show and explains how…

Office Online
Accessibility

New accessibility enhancements for Office Online

When we first built Office Online, we worked hard to make the suite accessible to blind and low vision users by using a new web accessibility standard called WAI-ARIA. While this web standard has allowed Office Online to be usable with a screen reader, we’ve made some further improvements over the past year to provide an even better experience. We are excited to talk about these improvements and have you…

Excel
Excel Big Data

Powering your business with Big Data and business analytics webinar

Big Data is big news, but what does it mean for you? Did you know that Excel now allows you to connect to more than 25 data sources—including Hadoop through Power Query? With Excel, anyone can use Big Data to inspire innovation, accelerate decision making and share insights—no supercomputers or PhDs required. All while using Excel, the tool you know and love.

Excel
Power View FI

Power View interactive visualizations and PivotTables can now be embedded in blogs and websites

Telling a story with data has become so much more than basic tables and charts and some of you have been using Power View to create dynamic and interactive visualizations or shared PivotTable analysis based on your data models. But you have not yet had a way to share these publicly. Excel now offers all Office 365 Enterprise E3 or SharePoint Online Plan 2 subscribers with an option to embed…

Word
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First look at Insights for Office in Word Online—bringing the knowledge of the web to your document

Earlier we announced Insights for Office in Word Online, a brand new feature that brings information you want into your document, in a seamlessly integrated experience that lets you explore as you are working. In this post, we give you a more detailed description of Insights for Office and how it can help enhance the understanding of the content that you are working with in Word Online.

Excel

What happens when 9 Excel power users come to Microsoft campus?

Excel is a tool that means different things to many different people. And with the app available for the PC, Mac, web and even your phones and tablets, the ways in which Excel is being used is expanding like crazy. So it is important for our team to continuously learn from our diverse customers. In November, we decided to try a new way of engaging with some of our most…

Office Online
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What’s new in Office Online—featuring Insights for Office

The Office Online team has been busy adding integration across Microsoft Cloud services and extending the capabilities of what you can do with Office in your favorite browser. A number of powerful features have either been rolled out recently or are beginning to roll out now. If you haven’t used Office Online in a while, here are a few updates we’ve built and implemented based on your feedback.