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Windows 10 Upgrade Released

29 July 2015

Microsoft is making Windows 10 available as free upgrade for qualified Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices. Upgrades started today (Wednesday 29 July). You may have upgraded already. If you want to upgrade and haven’t already done so, you’d better...

Office for Mac 2016 Released

9 July 2015

Office for Windows and Mac are now closer to alignment given that Microsoft has finally launched Office for Mac 2016.

Four months after releasing the Office for Mac 2016 Preview, the final version was launched on 9 July 2015 for Office 365 subscribers only (at...

The Future’s Mapped Out..?

13 June 2015

It’s come to our attention that back in late May previous incarnations of the Excel COM add-in Power Map Preview for Excel 2013 “expired” and will no longer work on any version of Excel.

A new (final?) preview version is available for download here. If you...

Sooner Rather Than Later

1 June 2015

Windows 10 is coming sooner than first thought. Microsoft has announced that PCs and tablets running the software would go on sale from Wednesday 29 July (why midweek, we don’t know), at which point the operating system would also be offered as a free download to...

Office 2016 Public Preview Now Available

4 May 2015

Back in March, Microsoft introduced an IT Pro and Developer Preview for the Office 2016 release and now they are releasing a version for the broader public. From 4 May (US time), the Office 2016 Preview has been expanded, making it available to Office users...

Best Tip Ever..?

8 April 2015

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has just held a competition within its Excel community to come up with the best Excel tip ever.

The winning entry suggested using GoTo (F5) and ‘Special’ to select blanks in order to paste in...

Excel at Excel XL

7 April 2015

April’s newsletter challenges our readers to come up with what they think is the “Best Excel Tip Ever”, with results to be published in a couple of months. In the meantime, reader Brian Canes has drawn our attention to a new book in the pipeline from fellow Excel...

Power Update Update

2 April 2015

For those of you working with the Power Business Intelligence (Power BI) tools in Excel, you may be interested in Power Update, a new Excel add-in for users who wish to refresh any Power Pivot / Power BI workbook from any data source and publish to any location...

Free Financial Modelling Add-In

1 April 2015

Excel experts Frail Loop have announced a beta version of an exciting new add-in for Excel, A-Folio Pro. Aimed at accountants, financial modellers and analysts everywhere, this software is freely available for the time being for testing purposes only.


Archive for March, 2015 Increase Your Purview of Preview

6 March 2015

On March 5, Microsoft released a Preview of Office for Mac 2016, with the full suite due to launch in the second half of the year. This preview includes an updated version of Excel.

In order to install the preview, Macs purchased from 2008 onwards should work,...