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Microsoft Survey Available

28 May 2016

If you are working on, or interested in, R and other Advanced Analytics (AA) tools in Power BI, then Microsoft wants to hear from you.  Desperately seeking Susan, partners and customers of these tools, the giant software company has devised a survey where you can...


Bringing Windows 10 to a Close

25 May 2016

If you are feeling (red) cross with Windows 10 seemingly installing without your say-so, you may have reason to feel aggrieved.  Microsoft has come in for criticism from various IT fora this week for changing the pop-up box encouraging Windows users to upgrade to...


More Updates for Get & Transform in Excel 2016 / Power Query in Excel 2010 and 2013

25 May 2016

And there's more from Microsoft...  Late May sees the announcement of 10 new data transformation and connectivity features for Get & Transform (Excel 2016) / Power Query (Excel 2010 and Excel 2013).

These updates are available in Excel 2016 if you have an Office...


More Memory for 32-bit Click-To-Run Excel 2016

10 May 2016

Now this is good news.  The 32-bit version of Microsoft Excel 2016 can take advantage of the Large Address Aware (LAA) functionality after you have installed the May 3, 2016, update for Office 365 for Windows, build 16.0.6868.2060 for Office 365 Current Channel...


New Updates for Get & Transform in Excel 2016 / Power Query in Excel 2010 and 2013

4 May 2016

The Power Query train rolls on and on: it seems Microsoft has been busy.  No less than 13 new features have been released in two sequential updates to the Get & Transform capabilities in Excel 2016 and their counterpart Power Query add-ins for Excel 2010 and Excel...


Weather You Want To Or Not...

30 April 2016

Hurricane Cortana ravaged the weather report on KCCI News, as the media meteorologist attempted to forecast the conditions around Des Moines in Iowa (USA).  Maybe if she had upgraded and did not like the weather, all could have been reset with a simple CTRL + ALT +...


Microsoft Data Insights Summit - Free Online Sessions

18 March 2016

Microsoft's Data Insight Summit, the inaugural Power BI and Excel user conference, takes place on Tue 22 March to Wed 23 March in Redmond (US West Coast time).  We'll actually be there - but if you don't already have a ticket, you can still attend.

Microsoft has...


Excel 2016 / Office 365: New Functions and Features

1 March 2016

If you are an Office 365 subscriber and have access to Excel 2016, you will notice some brand new features and functions coming your way very soon - if not already - in Excel 2016.

Microsoft has added six new functions, IFS, SWITCH, CONCAT, TEXTJOIN, MAXIFS and MI...


Excel Summit South - Limited Time Discount Offer

7 February 2016

There's only a month to go until the Excel Summit South heads for Auckland, Sydney and Melbourne in a series of two-day sessions.

Sponsored by PwC and the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand, this is a unique opportunity to learn from some of the...


MVP 2016

2 January 2016

SumProduct is pleased to announce that our MD, Liam Bastick, has been re-awarded Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for Excel for 2016.  This award recognises exceptional technical community leaders from around the world who voluntarily share their...


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