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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...

Tabling a Coffee Table Table Book..?

12 July 2014

One of SumProduct’s regular contributors, Zack Barresse, has combined with fellow Excel expert Kevin Jones to write a warts and all tell-all book on Excel Tables. The two Excel MVPs have combined to write a book that explains what Tables are and how to create them....

Out and About in August

10 July 2014

Apologies to our readers not Down Under, but SumProduct hits the road in Oz having been invited to present for the Certified Practising Accountants of Australia (CPA Australia).There will be four half-day CPA Excel Masterclasses held as follows (all from 9am –...

The Excel Function Bible

20 June 2014

SumProduct would like to pass on its congratulations to Norman Harker and Ron de Bruin who have recently created the Excel Function Bible.The Bible contains 468 example files and a Function Index workbook to aid navigation. And it’s free – although donations are...

Summit to Talk About

25 May 2014

May saw the holding of the inaugural Excel MVP Euro Summit in Amsterdam. SumProduct’s very own Liam Bastick, in between training in London and Kuala Lumpur, was there to listen to hear what some of the keenest Excel minds in the world had to say. Key topics and discussions included the benefits of using Power Pivot and integrating third party add-ins into the spreadsheet software. More to follow in later news. Indeed, SumProduct continue to forge links with experts around the world including a revised Power Pivot training course co-developed with Excel Guru’s Ken Puls. We think the T-shirts may probably say it all…

Office 2016 Public Preview Now Available

4 May 2014

Back in March, Microsoft introduced an IT Pro and Developer Preview for the Office 2016 release and now they are releasing a version for the broader public. From 4 May (US time), the Office 2016 Preview has been expanded, making it available to Office users everywhere in preparation for general availability later in the year. Not only will Office 2016 previewers will get an early look at the next release of Office on Windows desktop, users may provide interactive feedback which could shape the final version.

Excel Online Update

15 April 2014

Microsoft has been busy updating the Excel Online experience as they try to convince spreadsheet diehards that the future lines on the web. The company has acknowledged that early adopters have found the experience rather limiting but they have been working hard incorporating several major updates. To try to encourage Excel users, Microsoft has prioritised Excel Online’s list of features and functionalities based on customer feedback and market research so that many missing links can now be accessed whether you use it via OneDrive (previously SkyDrive) or Office 365.

A New Dawn

9 April 2014

Microsoft released its final batch of security patches for Windows XP (and Office 2003) on April 8, leaving those still running this operating system without potentially critical security updates. It is amazing to think how many people are still using this given...

Apple of Your Eye?

28 March 2014

Microsoft Office for iPad has just been announced, and MS Excel has hit the App Store ripe for download.Like Microsoft Word for iPad and Microsoft PowerPoint for iPad, Microsoft Excel for iPad is available as a free download. Users can view documents for free with...

Change of Address

25 March 2014

SumProduct has moved its Registered Office.They say change is as good as a rest and SumProduct now rests at these new premises. Our Collins Street operating address remains, this is more an administrative move. We assure our existing and prospective clients alike...