Friday Support: Excel and using pivot tables

If you’re anything like me, Excel is one of the Microsoft Office applications that you use frequently but don’t feel that that you use to its full potential. Yes it’s great for lists and storing data and capturing information and you can make it look pretty but you know it’s capable of so much more….

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Microsoft named a Self-Service Business Intelligence Leader by Forrester Research

  Forrester Research has positioned Microsoft as a leader in the “The Forrester Wave: Self-Service Business Intelligence Platforms, Q2 2012” report. In this report, Forrester highlights Microsoft’s approach to delivering self-service BI through the familiar tools of Excel and SharePoint. The research discovered that “Microsoft enables business users to look no further than Excel for…

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Julian Human: Squeeze the last ounce of information from your data!

Chancellor Osborne’s recent admission that the recovery will be choppy means there’s all the more reason for businesses to make the most of one of their existing valuable assets: their data. Julian Human, Head of  Market Development for Business Intelligence at Business & Decision, gives his take on the data challenges facing midsize companies and…

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Tips, tricks and time-savers for Word, Excel, OneNote, Outlook and PowerPoint

We blogged a couple of weeks ago about the Office 2010 tips and tricks screensaver, which you can download from the Microsoft Download Center. You can also find some of the Word tips, tricks and timesavers in the short video demos here, including: Not enough columns or rows in your Word table? Having trouble resizing…

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Conquer your calendar: use PowerPivot to analyse your time

 First published on on Bruno Aziza’s BI blog on 26 April Today we are very excited to release a free tool utilising PowerPivot for Excel, Calendar Analytics.  Calendar Analytics is a time management application that pulls information from Exchange and visualises that data in a very easy to use Excel dashboard.  We are releasing this…

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Why thinking is the enemy of innovation

Not really…. But if you want a 5-minute coffee break with a bit of humour take a look at MicrosoftBI’s YouTube channel, and specifically this great video: Why thinking is the enemy of innovation. And then browse through more serious videos, including How Procter & Gamble uses analyst reports to evaluate and select a software…

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Discover a more accurate way to see one version of the truth

Business intelligence is critical for organisations of any size. You need to know how your business is performing so you can see what’s working and what isn’t. How is your marketing spend increasing sales? What can you learn from geographic or seasonal spikes and troughs in sales? You need information to be relevant, accurate and timely…

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