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Excel Office 365 Performance Improvements

15 October 2017

You remember when you installed Office and the installation process asked you whether you wanted to submit telemetry back to Redmond? Well, some of you said “yes” and as a consequence, Microsoft has been identifying some specific examples of slow, high CPU or out of memory performance issues.

October 2017 Update for Power BI Desktop

13 October 2017

October sees another key feature from the Microsoft Data Insights Summit make its first appearance: bookmarking.

Excel for Mac Gets a Makeover

13 October 2017

There's a major version update for Excel for Mac just been released (in Preview right now), with co-authoring, AutoSaving, new charts and improvements to VBA available, depending upon whether you subscribe to Office 365 or not.

What's in Store for Power BI?

13 October 2017

Have we gone overboard on Power BI in the News section just lately? The answer is, "probably", but this is an important one for new users.

October 2017 Update for Power BI Service

13 October 2017

It's not just Power BI Desktop that's had a spruce up this month. Microsoft has been busy and has also released additional features across Power BI Service and Mobile throughout too.

Excel Shows its Form

13 October 2017

Forms for Excel, powered by Microsoft Forms, has replaced Excel Survey. This update, presently available for Office 365 Commercial and Education customers, comes with a modern experience to make it simple and easy to collect information from users in the same...

#N/A No Longer a Waste of Space

13 October 2017

Every now and then an improvement comes through in Excel that is truly newsworthy. Most features and functions we put in the Thought section in due course – but this one is different. Loads of users want this. I am talking about gaps in charts.

Mac Excel Gets PivotCharts

7 October 2017

At last!! It took just 30 years, but PivotCharts come to MacExcel (well, sort of). For spreadsheeters using the latest Excel for Mac Insiders Fast release, there is now PivotChart support.

Excel (and Office) 2019

29 September 2017

Earlier this week at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando (Florida), the software giant announced Office 2019 — the next "perpetual update" for Office. This release, scheduled for the second half of 2018, will include perpetual versions of the Office apps (including Word,...

Out and About in October 2017

26 September 2017

It’s been a while since we’ve travelled, but we are off and away again – pretty much for the rest of 2017! October will see us all over Australia as well as in London en masse and Singapore. Drop us a line at if you’d like to meet up. We’d be...