September 2016 updates for Get & Transform in Excel 2016 and the Power Query add-in

Excel 2016 includes a powerful new set of data import and shaping capabilities available under the Get & Transform section on the Data ribbon. Today, we are pleased to announce two new data transformation and connectivity features that have been requested by our customers. ─Read on for details.

Business Academy

5 ways you need to work at home to feel like you never left the office

Telecommuting offers many benefits for workers, including flexibility and better work-life balance, as well as for employers, who enjoy cost savings and an expanded talent pool, to name a few. As people continue to jump on the telecommuting bandwagon, it’s more important than ever to find ways to stay productive, connected and happy.

Customer stories

City of Kansas City empowers employees, provides better services with Office 365

“As deputy director and CIO at the City of Kansas City, I make sure our 4,300 employees get the same multifaceted benefits from their technology as they do from their city: applications that are powerful yet easy to use, cost-effective yet leading-edge. What I like best about the Office 365 E5 suite is the peace of mind I get.” —Read the full blog.

Customer stories

The Hershey Company: where collaboration and productivity are a recipe for goodness

“Hershey is a highly collaborative company, and we sought out a technology solution that would enhance the strong spirit of teamwork in our corporate culture. Moving to the Microsoft Cloud was a natural evolution toward enterprise connectivity, helping us meet the fast-paced changes in the global snacking industry and stay ahead of customer behavior.” —Learn more from Hershey’s CIO and three part video series profiling the company’s digital transformation.