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Practical PivotCharts in Excel

PivotCharts allow for charting-based data exploration and summarization in a way that no other Office visualization can. But they also offer power and flexibility that are largely unknown to many standard chart users, unless they work across businesses where PivotCharts play a significant role within their business intelligence efforts. Like PivotTables,PivotCharts work really well on aggregate data, which is why a lot of casual Excel analysts don’t often encounter the…

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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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Invitation to join ModelOff 2013, the Excel Financial Modeling World Championship

For all of you professionals and students who love finance, spreadsheets, and numerical analysis, Microsoft is co-sponsoring a fun, educational, and challenging event: ModelOff 2013, the Excel Financial Modeling World Championship. Over 3,000 participants from over 100 countries are expected, and the top 16 finalists will come to Microsoft’s New York offices to compete for prizes up to $30,000. While in New York, the finalists will get to meet key members of…

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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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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…