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Xmas Quiz 2014 Now Live!

3 December 2014

Further to our last post, SumProduct teams up with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) to deliver a Christmas Quiz based on an Excel problem for its Insight magazine.

We gave advanced notice back in late November and now we’re giving our...


Advanced Warning

29 November 2014

Each year SumProduct teams up with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) to deliver a Christmas Quiz based on an Excel problem for its Insight magazine. You don’t have to be a member of CIMA to read the magazine or enter the competition. And you...


Trick or Treat

23 October 2014

We’ve talked about Power Map for Excel 2013 before, but now seemed like an opportune time to provide a timely reminder (see the video demonstration below). Power Map is a three-dimensional data visualisation tool that lets you look at information in new ways by...


Resurfacing Surface

12 September 2014

Launched in the United States June, the past two months have seen the latest hybrid laptop / tablet become available in a further 25 markets. However, you might have had difficulty in procuring one with some retailers (e.g. Australian) reporting scorched surfaces...


ModelOff 2014

30 August 2014

We’ve talked about ModelOff before, happy to promote anything proving that you can have fun with that killer mix of Excel and finance (hmmm…), but still unsure whether bastardising your keyboard in order to type 37,000 formulae a minute is necessarily a good thing....


Excel for iPad Upgrade

31 July 2014

We have reported previously that Excel is now available for your iPad (see Apple of Your Eye for further details). Now, Microsoft have updated this Excel app. Reported improvements for Version 1.1 include:

  • External Keyboard Support: Using an external keyboard to...

Tabling a Coffee Table Table Book..?

12 July 2014

One of SumProduct’s regular contributors, Zack Barresse, has combined with fellow Excel expert Kevin Jones to write a warts and all tell-all book on Excel Tables. The two Excel MVPs have combined to write a book that explains what Tables are and how to create them....


Out and About in August

10 July 2014

Apologies to our readers not Down Under, but SumProduct hits the road in Oz having been invited to present for the Certified Practising Accountants of Australia (CPA Australia).

There will be four half-day CPA Excel Masterclasses held as follows (all from 9am –...


The Excel Function Bible

20 June 2014

SumProduct would like to pass on its congratulations to Norman Harker and Ron de Bruin who have recently created the Excel Function Bible.

The Bible contains 468 example files and a Function Index workbook to aid navigation. And it’s free – although donations are...


Summit to Talk About

24 May 2014

May saw the holding of the inaugural Excel MVP Euro Summit in Amsterdam. SumProduct’s very own Liam Bastick, in between training in London and Kuala Lumpur, was there to listen to hear what some of the keenest Excel minds in the world had to say. Key topics and...


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