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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,…

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Power Map for Excel earns new name with significant updates to 3D visualizations and storytelling

We are announcing a significant update to Power Map Preview for Excel (formerly Project codename “GeoFlow” Preview for Excel) on the Microsoft Download Center. The new capabilities include an improved getting started experience, regions visualization, flat map, and create video tour. Power Map is a part of Microsoft Power BI in Excel and supplements the visualizations of Power View for Excel.

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Excel Web – What’s in Our Pipeline and Why?

Greetings again. A little while ago, I was excited to share with you the new functionality that we made available to all Excel Web users on SkyDrive and Office365. This is part of our commitment to make the Office Web Applications a comprehensive productivity experience (not just a companion to the desktop applications), allowing you to create polished Office documents from start to finish, all from the web. Today, I’m excited…

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Ali Larter #TBT photo kicks off Office “back” to school sweepstakes

With the back-to-school season upon us, it’s time for parents and students to start thinking about what they need to make this year the best yet. To help celebrate this back-to-school season and put the latest technology in the hands of parents and kids, Office is putting the “back” in “back to school” by kicking off a fun (and nostalgic) sweepstakes with the help of famed actress, author and mom,…

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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…