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Excel in the Nether Regions

27 February 2015

At least eight of the current Excel MVPs have now been confirmed to present at the Excel Summit in Amsterdam on April 13 and 14.SumProduct’s very own Liam Bastick will be amongst the MVPs presenting in this two-day conference covering:How to use Power Query to...

Setting Windows 10 Free

21 January 2015

Microsoft has announced that its next operating system will be offered as a free upgrade to owners of devices running Windows 8, Windows 7 or the Windows Phone.The offer, which is limited to the operating system’s first year of release, may aid its adoption, marking...

Amsterdam Excel Summit – April 2015

19 January 2015

It has been a busy time for us over the Christmas and New Year period with various meetings / discussions held around the globe in London, Los Angeles, Rome and Melbourne amongst others, to name drop a few places. Indeed, Liam Bastick caught up with fellow Excel...

MVP 2015

3 January 2015

SumProduct is pleased to announce that our MD, Liam Bastick, has been re-awarded Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for Excel for 2015. This award recognises exceptional technical community leaders from around the world who voluntarily share their...

Xmas Quiz 2014 Now Live!

3 December 2014

Further to our last post, SumProduct teams up with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) to deliver a Christmas Quiz based on an Excel problem for its Insight magazine.We gave advanced notice back in late November and now we’re giving our...

Advanced Warning

29 November 2014

Each year SumProduct teams up with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) to deliver a Christmas Quiz based on an Excel problem for its Insight magazine. You don’t have to be a member of CIMA to read the magazine or enter the competition. And you...

Trick or Treat

23 October 2014

We’ve talked about Power Map for Excel 2013 before, but now seemed like an opportune time to provide a timely reminder (see the video demonstration below). Power Map 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. Not only can you plot geographic and temporal data on a 3-D globe, you can also show it over time and create visual tours you can share with other people. We’ve actually used to embed informative videos in a PowerPoint display for example. You can use Power Map to:

Resurfacing Surface

12 September 2014

Launched in the United States June, the past two months have seen the latest hybrid laptop / tablet become available in a further 25 markets. However, you might have had difficulty in procuring one with some retailers (e.g. Australian) reporting scorched surfaces...

ModelOff 2014

30 August 2014

We’ve talked about ModelOff before, happy to promote anything proving that you can have fun with that killer mix of Excel and finance (hmmm…), but still unsure whether bastardising your keyboard in order to type 37,000 formulae a minute is necessarily a good thing....

Excel for iPad Upgrade

31 July 2014

We have reported previously that Excel is now available for your iPad (see Apple of Your Eye for further details). Now, Microsoft have updated this Excel app. Reported improvements for Version 1.1 include:External Keyboard Support: Using an external keyboard to input...