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New Excel Add-In Script Lab Launched

19 April 2017

Microsoft said they would do it and now they have kept their promise with the release of Script Lab, an add-in for Excel (and other applications) described as a "Microsoft Garage" project (isn't that a type of '80's music?).

Script Lab is a tool for anyone who...

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April 2017 Updates for Get & Transform / Power Query Add-In

18 April 2017

Get & Transform (Excel 2016) / the Power Query add-in (Excel 2010 and 2013) have had their monthly updates put through.  April’s improvements cover five new data transformation and connectivity features.

These updates include the following new or improved data...

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Unlock Excel Back InTheBlack

13 April 2017

Our upcoming Unlock Excel event has made the news again.  Fellow presenters and Excel MVPs Inge Hawighorst and Ken Puls have passed on their thoughts with "deep diving" into Excel's functionalities and features, notably some of the visualisation tools and Power...

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Power BI Desktop - April Updates Out Now

7 April 2017

April sees a raft of new features - some in Preview - for Power BI for Desktop. Updates include enhancements to data connectivity, query editing, matrix reporting and, er, Spanish.

If you haven't already tried out Power BI Desktop, it can be downloaded from here -...

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Phoney Excuse

5 April 2017

Apologies in advance, but on Friday 7 April, between 21:30 and 22:15 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), upgrades to our IT systems will mean we will be without our landline phones for a maximum of 45 minutes.

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Unlock Excel Earlybird Pricing Expiring Very Soon

2 April 2017

You may recall, together with CPA Australia, SumProduct is hosting the Excel MVP conference in 2017 for Australia and New Zealand.  Previously known as the Excel Summit South, it’s been rebranded as Unlock Excel and features experts from all around the globe....

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Access Historical Versions of Your Office 365 Files

2 April 2017

Office 365 has got some good news for you - if you make a habit of saving your files (not just Excel ones) to One Drive, One Drive for Business or SharePoint (no, we don't either, but...).

New, behind-the-scenes improvements to Office 365 allows you to look back...

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Amsterdam Summit: Best April Fool..?

1 April 2017

Check out this cool April Fool.  We're not all "blah, blah, blah, Microsoft this, Microsoft that" you know.  Machine learning windmills?  Sounds great to us.  Anyway, the Amsterdam Excel Summit has apparently been using it as part of their marketing for this...

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Something to Share: Co-Authoring

29 March 2017

Remember Shared Workbooks?  Everyone opened an Excel workbook at the same time, made their changes and then none of them saved?  Well, it’s back...  Microsoft has announced today that it is enabling co-authoring in Excel on Windows desktops for Office Insiders...

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March 2017 Updates for Get & Transform / Power Query

12 March 2017

It's business as usual again as Microsoft's Power Query team ramp up the updates.  March sees Microsoft announce two new data transformation and connectivity features for Get and Transform (Excel 2016) / Power Query (2010 and 2013) that have apparently been...

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