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October 2020 Updates for Power BI

21 October 2020

There seems to be a bit of a theme to this month’s updates – it’s all about visuals...

Happy Spreadsheet Day!

17 October 2020

It was October 17, 1979 when VisiCalc, the first spreadsheet program for personal computers, was released. To commemorate this “historic” event, fellow MVP Debra Dalgleish created Spreadsheet Day back in 2010 (so this is the 10th anniversary, so to speak). This...

Smart Narratives (Preview) Comes to Power BI

24 September 2020

We don’t normally make updates to Power BI news items, but we think this one is a worthy exception.

Power BI, Windows 7 and .NET Announcements

24 September 2020

It’s been almost nine months since support for Windows 7 ended (back on 14 January 2020). To be fair, Windows 7 has been around for more than 10 years, so perhaps it is time for us all to let it go and move on…

Auto-detecting Data Types

24 September 2020

Here’s a new one. As regular readers will know, Data Types such as Stocks and Geography have been available for a while, but many users simply aren’t aware of their existence. That’s about to change. Excel is going to get more bolshy and let users know when they...

September 2020 Updates for Power BI

24 September 2020

The Power BI updates have all come together... Plenty to get your teeth into this month including the highly anticipated Smart narratives.

Save As Picture

3 September 2020

Unannounced by Microsoft, Microsoft 365 Beta / Insider / whatever it’s called this week has a new option in Excel for charts, shapes and SmartArt – Save as Picture.

Continuing Financial Modelling - Out Now on Kindle

1 September 2020

Following on from An Introduction to Financial Modelling, our second book is available on Kindle now.

Situation Vacant – August 2020

28 August 2020

conomic downturns, bushfires, storm damage, pandemics, furloughed staff, Jobkeeper, Jobseeker et al. I think we can all agree 2020 has been a rough ride for everyone.

Excel for the Web Workbook Link Support

19 August 2020

Microsoft has just announced that workbook link support is now rolling out for its online cousin.