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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...

Excel Online Update

15 April 2014

Microsoft has been busy updating the Excel Online experience as they try to convince spreadsheet diehards that the future lines on the web. The company has acknowledged that early adopters have found the experience rather limiting but they have been working hard...

A New Dawn

9 April 2014

Microsoft released its final batch of security patches for Windows XP (and Office 2003) on April 8, leaving those still running this operating system without potentially critical security updates. It is amazing to think how many people are still using this given...

Apple of Your Eye?

28 March 2014

Microsoft Office for iPad has just been announced, and MS Excel has hit the App Store ripe for download.

Like Microsoft Word for iPad and Microsoft PowerPoint for iPad, Microsoft Excel for iPad is available as a free download. Users can view documents for free...

Change of Address

25 March 2014

SumProduct has moved its Registered Office.

They say change is as good as a rest and SumProduct now rests at these new premises. Our Collins Street operating address remains, this is more an administrative move. We assure our existing and prospective clients alike...

Go Fourth and Multiply

22 February 2014

Well, if you can’t blow your own trumpet on your own website, where can you? Whilst it was published way back on January 7, one of our clients has kindly pointed out the following bragging rights which we thought we would share. Microsoft publishes various useful...

Shape Up to Ship Out

25 January 2014

Some of our readers may be using Web Excel, the on-line version of Excel that can be accessed via a web browser, frustrated by its lack of functionality in certain areas. You may like to know Microsoft has a public survey available regarding how shapes might work...

MVP 2014

2 January 2014

SumProduct is pleased to announce that our MD, Liam Bastick, has been re-awarded Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for Excel for 2014. This award recognises exceptional technical community leaders from around the world who voluntarily share their...

I Siena Wanna App

20 December 2013

OK, so we have our winner for the bad headline of the year award, but we thought we would wrap up 2013 with the announcement that Microsoft has released “Project Siena”, a Windows 8.1 app that lets you easily create your own Windows app. It is presently available...


6 November 2013

We thought we’d share this little gem with you that’s been doing the rounds around our office (or should that be “Office”?). As you may or may not know, the new Surface Pro 2 is out now and Microsoft has been going full tilt with the marketing campaigns, viz.