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Sending a PDF No Longer a Pane

2 November 2016

Did you know if you are an Office 365 user you can now create a PDF version of an Excel document and send it from the Share pane without leaving your worksheet or interrupting your workflow?

Power BI Desktop - October 31 Update

1 November 2016

The latest Power BI Desktop update has just been released. Microsoft has added several new reporting features, including a date slicer, the ability to snap to grid and several new analytical features including grouping and top N filters.

Trick or Treat 2016

31 October 2016

Every year we seem to dust this old perennial favourite off, but sometimes you can’t get enough of a good thing Let us reintroduce you to the COM add-in 3D-Map, which is a three-dimensional data visualisation tool that lets you look at information in new ways by plotting data on Bing renders of the globe – all embedded in Excel..

Office 365 Adoption Content Pack in Power BI Preview

24 October 2016

Now that's a mouthful.Understanding how your users adopt and use Office 365 may be mission critical for your business. The new Office 365 admin center (sic) provides usage reports which can help you understand business usage. However, the ways you can slice and dice...

Windows 10: September Update

24 September 2016

Late September saw the release of the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build (14931) for PC to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring.If you are on an Insider program, it is important to remember about build expiration. Since 15 September, PCs running older Insider...

Accessing dBASE

24 September 2016

Now we haven’t lost track of the fact that this newsletter is really about Excel, its ancillary products (e.g. the Power tools) and Windows impacts thereon. Having said that, we know many of you also use Excel’s sister product, Microsoft Access, and we thought we had...

Excel World Champ

20 September 2016

We talk about ModelOff every now and then but it seems Microsoft has decided to launch its own rival online Excel competition to help connect with Excel fans and drive awareness of features in modern Excel and Power BI.Let us introduce you to the Excel World Champ,...

August Update for Get & Transform / Power Query

3 September 2016

OK, so supposedly out in late August but only across our desk now, we thought we ought to bring you up to speed on the latest features to the ever-improving Power Query (Excel 2010 and Excel 2013) / Get & Transform (Excel 2016).

August Update for Power BI for Excel

26 August 2016

Microsoft has continued its regular updates of Power BI Publisher for Microsoft Excel with its late August update.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update

16 August 2016

We mentioned recently that it was Windows 10’s first birthday. Well… it bought itself a present and came up with an “anniversary update”.