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Go Fourth and Multiply

22 February 2014

Well, if you can’t blow your own trumpet on your own website, where can you? Whilst it was published way back on January 7, one of our clients has kindly pointed out the following bragging rights which we thought we would share. Microsoft publishes various useful...

Shape Up to Ship Out

25 January 2014

Some of our readers may be using Web Excel, the on-line version of Excel that can be accessed via a web browser, frustrated by its lack of functionality in certain areas. You may like to know Microsoft has a public survey available regarding how shapes might work in...

MVP 2014

2 January 2014

SumProduct is pleased to announce that our MD, Liam Bastick, has been re-awarded Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for Excel for 2014. This award recognises exceptional technical community leaders from around the world who voluntarily share their high quality, real world expertise with others. Microsoft MVPs are a highly select group of experts representing technology’s best and brightest who share a deep commitment to community and a willingness to help others.

I Siena Wanna App

20 December 2013

OK, so we have our winner for the bad headline of the year award, but we thought we would wrap up 2013 with the announcement that Microsoft has released “Project Siena”, a Windows 8.1 app that lets you easily create your own Windows app. It is presently available in...


6 November 2013

We thought we’d share this little gem with you that’s been doing the rounds around our office (or should that be “Office”?). As you may or may not know, the new Surface Pro 2 is out now and Microsoft has been going full tilt with the marketing campaigns, viz.

New Services Offered

2 November 2013

Apologies to our overseas readers and clients, but we’d like to perform a domestic plug! Although SumProduct works worldwide with our clients large and small, we have had a recent spate of requests for accounting and taxation services / queries back here in Oz. Never...

Office 2003 Terminated: Judgment Day Approaches

2 November 2013

Working with our clients worldwide, we still find there’s a significant number of people working with Excel / Office 2003. Microsoft is slowly starting to disengage from Office 2003. In fact if you are still using 2003 products, to ensure that you continue receiving...

Windows 8.1 Out Now

17 October 2013

As reported previously (see When They’re Cleaning Windows for more details), Microsoft’s first annual update in what it promised as a yearly release cycle for their operating systems has arrived for the Windows 8 desktop, tablet and Ultrabook. The download seeks to address some of the criticisms levelled at the original version of Windows 8, including restoring the start button and allowing a computer to boot up with the “traditional” desktop interface, bypassing the Metro-style Start screen.

Get Back in The Box

16 October 2013

Regular readers are probably getting rather bored with our running commentary on the trials and tribulations of picking up a copy of Power Pivot via the purchase of the Excel 2013 Standalone package.However, we have it on good authority now (i.e. from Microsoft) that...

No Souped-Up Excel For You!

12 September 2013

Sadly, we have to add a footnote to our recent news regarding Power Pivot being available via Excel 2013 Standalone. Some readers have contacted us to say that they have been unable to access this powerful Business Intelligence tool having purchased said software....