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Wake Up Call for Excel..?

16 June 2013

Microsoft has announced its Office suite for iOS devices, with the release of the iPhone app Office Mobile for Office 365 subscribers. That’s right: it may be free to download from the App Store, but an Office 365 subscription is required to actually use the...

Fresh Start for Windows 8

30 May 2013

After instigating one of the most radical shake-ups of its Windows operating system in recent years, Microsoft has confirmed the much-loved Start button is to returning to the desktop mode’s taskbar for June’s Windows 8.1 ‘preview’ update.

Some commentators appear...

Microsoft Discovers Australia

30 May 2013

At the risk of alienating international readers and appearing a little insular, please excuse us for reporting on a local (Australian) highlight, albeit released to little fanfare.

What seems like 35 years after it was released to the rest of the world,...

Geo with the Flow

22 April 2013

April saw Microsoft announce the availability of the project currently code named “GeoFlow” Preview for Excel 2013 (a catchy title I thought), an add-in for Excel that allows users to view information over the twin parameters of space and time.

Essentially, chart...

Which version of Office 2013..?

13 March 2013

Many of you will have been considering PowerPivot, the ‘new’ add-in for Excel 2010 and later versions. As companies and individuals consider migration towards Office / Excel 2013, you should be aware that if you still plan to use PowerPivot and its sister feature...