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Office 2016 Public Preview now available

Today we’re expanding the Office 2016 Preview, making it available to Office users everywhere in preparation for general availability in Fall 2015. Office 2016 previewers will get an early look at the next release of Office on Windows desktop, but more importantly they’ll help to shape and improve the future of Office. Visit the Office 2016 Preview site to learn more about the Preview program and if it’s right for…

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Take control of data with Excel’s business analytics tools

Today, businesses are required to understand a growing amount of data to drive effective business decisions and remain competitive. Many specialized business intelligence and analytics solutions are entering the market to take advantage of this trend with most requiring installation of new data systems or new training of employees to learn new tools. Excel may already have the business analytics tools you need to drive the information analyses and data-driven…

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Next on Modern Workplace—cybersecurity

The number of detected cyberattacks in 2014 almost doubled from the year before, leaving many organizations with significant financial losses and elevating cybersecurity from a server room issue to a boardroom issue. With ever-evolving cyber threats, businesses need to know how to develop strategies to address their vulnerabilities and keep their data accessible, yet safe, in today’s digital world. Register now to watch Modern Workplace live on March 3rd and…

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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…

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Creating burndown charts for Project using Power Pivot and Power Query

When you are managing a project and tracking the work done versus the work planned or the remaining time left, it is common to use a burndown chart. In this article, we show you how to create a report of all tasks for the last 90 days, using Excel 2013 and oData streams. This example will also introduce you to some key Power Query and Power Pivot functions.

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What’s New: February 2014

February has been filled with updates for the entire Office family.  Two services have been renamed and enhanced:  Office Web Apps is now Office Online; and SkyDrive Pro is now OneDrive for Business.  This has also been a big month for security and compliance related updates with improvements to authentication for Office 365 and Yammer, anti-spam and anti-malware enhancements, new email encryption options with S/MIME and Office 365 Message encryption, and…

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Try Power BI for Office 365 for a better reporting experience

With the new availability of Power BI for Office 365, Project users now have the ability to schedule workbook refreshes. For example, set it to update the data early in the day, so that your team can see fresh data instantly. Among the other project management features introduced by Power BI, you will also find the ability to add your workbook to the self-service Q&A to allow querying your data…

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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…