Recently, we told you about the exciting new features and improvements in Excel 2016 that expand the business analytics capabilities available to you and your company. Today we will tell you about the changes we have made to help you get access to the features that fit your unique needs, including more Office plans that offer advanced analytics functionality.
Do you often import data into Excel? Do you ever need to shape your data before you analyze it and build your reports? We’re excited to let you know that your get-data experience in Excel is about to change forever. —Read on to learn about how Excel 2016 has integrated Power Query technology into the Data ribbon.
Excel 2016 and Power BI are a portfolio of tools that is unique in the industry. Together, they provide a broad set of capabilities that allow business analysts to more easily gather, shape, analyze and visually explore their data. —Read more for an overview of how these tools work together to solve your analytics needs.
We introduced you to our new chart types across Office 2016 and dove deeper into a few of them. We showed the effectiveness of Waterfall charts in visualizing financial statements and how hierarchical charts show complicated data with multiple levels and categories. Now, we’ll take a closer look at the last set of chart types: statistical. —Read about Histogram, Pareto and Box and Whisker charts in Office 2016 for Windows.
This month’s Power Query update includes four new or improved features, including the option to specify Join Type in the Merge Queries dialog, the ability to extract first, last or range of characters from a Text column, the ability to customize the Quote Style in the Split Column by Delimiter dialog, and support for UPN credentials in the Exchange connector.
This month’s Power Query for Excel update is now available to you and is packed with lots of new features including improvements to the ODBC Connector and the Navigator dialog, the ability to download queries faster, expanded support for Salesforce Custom environments, and improvements to date and time parsing and the Unpivot column features.