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Introducing new and modern chart types now available in Office 2016 Preview

In the Office 2016 Public Preview, we have provided a set of new charts to give you innovative ways to explore data and tell rich stories across Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Say hello to Waterfall, Histogram, Pareto, Box & Whisker, Treemap and Sunburst—six powerful chart that help you quickly visualize common financial, statistical and hierarchical data in more intuitive ways.

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Announcing preview of new Skype for Business services in Office 365 FI

Announcing preview of new Skype for Business services in Office 365

When Microsoft launched Skype for Business earlier this year, we said we’d deliver new Skype for Business voice and meetings capabilities in Office 365 that will enhance the existing Skype for Business experience, and allow us to offer a complete, enterprise-grade communications solution at global scale as part of Office 365. We’re pleased to announce technical previews starting today: Skype Meeting Broadcast, PSTN Conferencing and Cloud PBX with PSTN Calling.

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Power Map for Excel–May update for Office 365

In the May 2015 update of Office 365 we are proud to introduce a new core feature to Power Map: Custom Regions. The Custom Regions feature allows data to be mapped to the regions that matter most to you, even if they are not the traditional zip code, county, state or country regions. Custom regions are useful for plotting data on sales districts, school districts, congressional districts, land lot development,…

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Modern productivity–Office news at Ignite

Today, at our first-ever Ignite Conference in Chicago, we announced new capabilities and solutions from across the company, all of which help IT Pros fuel innovation and transformation within their organizations. I was thrilled to join corporate vice president of Skype engineering Gurdeep Singh Pall on stage during today’s keynote to showcase the innovation we’re delivering across Office to empower IT Pros.

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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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The Rise of Dyn Teams FI

The rise of dynamic teams

Today, sharing and collaborating are strategies for getting ahead. Because of this, collaboration has become central to productivity, and the formation of teams has become increasingly dynamic. We believe teams need technology solutions that allow them to self-organize and work fluidly across locations, cultures and devices. Here’s how Office 365 makes Microsoft unique in our approach to modern collaboration.

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5 easy and powerful Excel features you may not know about

We all know that Excel is packed with tons of powerful features, libraries of formulas and galleries of interesting charts, making it one of the most useful tools for business analysts. I believe that, among the great secrets of Excel, there are several that are easy to use and quickly add value to your work. —Read more about powerful Excel features from Purna Duggirala of chandoo.org

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Teaching Excel and data analysis—one professor’s efforts to prepare students for today’s careers

Should a university teach a course on Excel? I have heard this question a lot. But while doing research for my Ph.D. thesis at Delft University of Technology, I noticed the whole world is run by Excel.—Read more from Felienne Hermans, an assistant professor at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands on teaching Excel to university students.