Dallas Utilities: Electricity seasonal use simulation using project codename “GeoFlow” Preview and Power View

The Microsoft account team in Dallas, TX wanted to create a localized demonstration that would be recognizable to customers in the area. Taking advantage of publicly available residential data and awareness of the extreme summer temperatures in and around Dallas, the team decided to present simulated household energy consumption data using Excel 2013, Power View and project code name “GeoFlow” Preview for Excel, believing the presentation would peak customers’ interests. Read…


Public preview of project codename “GeoFlow” for Excel delivers 3D data visualization and storytelling

Today we are announcing the availability of the project codename “GeoFlow” Preview for Excel 2013, a result of collaborations between several teams within Microsoft. GeoFlow lets you plot geographic and temporal data visually, analyze that data in 3D, and create interactive “tours” to share with others. Read on to learn how GeoFlow adds to the existing self-service Business Intelligence capabilities in Excel 2013, such as Microsoft Data Explorer Preview and…


Windows 8 apps available for Office Webinars

Videos of the Office 15-Minute Webinars are available in new apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. These videos can help you get the most out of Word, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, PowerPoint, and other Office applications. Watch on your phone or Windows 8 computer, or use the app as a second screen as you follow the steps  in the demo on your main screen. So now you have another…


The Open & Connected Workplace: Team Collaboration at Booz Allen Hamilton

In order to stay competitive in today’s world, teams need to connect and share with each other more than ever before. On March 28th, we had the pleasure of hosting Rob Koplowitz from Forrester Research and Walton Smith from Booz Allen Hamilton in a live webinar where they discussed why organizations are turning to enterprise…


Discover apps for Project in the Office Store

Are you using the new Project and wishing you could enhance its powerful capabilities with apps? Project 2013 has great extensibility potential–even across devices. The new apps for Project enhance capabilities of Microsoft Project 2013 applications, including Project Pro for Office 365, Project Professional 2013, Project Online and Project Server 2013.

Office 15-Minute Webinars

Webinar: Ways to share with OneNote

Meeting notes, vacation plans, grocery lists, great quotes, notes to self–let me count the ways to use OneNote. Consolidate all of your crucial information chunks and snippets in one place, then link with SkyDrive to share this virtual notebook with yourself (roaming), with other people (collaboration), and with other devices (OneNote ecosystem). See the trailer below, or click “read more” to view the full webinar. What you will learn at…


Yammer on Tour: Catch the working world at its turning point

We’re bringing Yammer to a city near you with Yammer on Tour–a free event series that brings together customers, partners and thought leaders for a unique opportunity to hear our vision for enterprise social, network with like-minded peers, and learn directly from customers how to usher in success in today’s rapidly changing business environment.