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Windows Insider Channels

29 June 2020

I know we mainly look at Excel, Power BI and Office products, but for those of us on a Windows Operating System, it is important to stay on top of the way Microsoft releases new Windows builds to us all.

Gone Too Soon: Chris "Smitty" Smith

25 June 2020

It’s been a terrible week for the Excel community, with the passing of Microsoft Excel team member and former Excel MVP Chris “Smitty” Smith

Additional Language Support for Stocks and Geography Data Types

25 June 2020

If you are presently subscribing to the Beta channel of Microsoft 365 (for either Windows or MacOS), then you have a 50% chance of finding that with the latest update you now have limited additional language support for the Stocks and Geography Data Types.

Brand New Excel Function: STOCKHISTORY

11 June 2020

Microsoft announces a new Excel function for Microsoft 365, Excel for Microsoft 365 for Mac and Excel for the web.

June 2020 Updates for Power BI Desktop

10 June 2020

This update sees several features become Generally Available, including automatic page refresh, the hierarchy slicer, the modern Ribbon and AI insights.

Announcing Excel Virtually Global

1 June 2020

Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professionals, or MVPs, are technology experts who passionately share their knowledge with the community. They are always on the “bleeding edge” and have an unstoppable urge to get their hands on new, exciting technologies.

Office Insider / Beta Channel File Opening Issue Workaround

27 May 2020

Now I know not everyone uses Office 365 / Microsoft 365 / whatever it’s going to be called next week. And I know even fewer use the Insider / Beta channel. But just in case you do, there seems to be a problem for some of us (not everyone) with installing the latest Windows and Microsoft 365 updates.

Get Data From PDF

27 May 2020

For all the perennial whingeing we do about changes to Excel, Office and Windows, sometimes it’s just great to see new stuff emanate.

Free Three Way Integrated Financial Model (Excel)

26 May 2020

We know that everyone all over the world has been going through a fairly tough time with isolation and social distancing. We know how important it is to maintain these measures in order to keep everyone safe from the coronavirus.

May 2020 Updates for Power BI Desktop

20 May 2020

This month, the decomposition tree and drill through button actions are now both Generally Available, amongst the usual profusion of updates.