Data Explorer Connects Big Data to Excel 2013

Posted by Kerry Godes
Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations

The amount of data available to individuals today is powerful and can spark exciting new insights. But it can also overwhelm. Consequently, organizations are challenged to give employees the tools needed to find and access the most pertinent information, whether across the web or within internal networks.

The Microsoft Data Explorer Preview for Excel 2013 addresses this challenge by providing an intuitive user interface for data discovery and refinement. With the Data Explorer add-in, users can now quickly and easily import data from a variety of sources, including relational, structured, and semi-structured data sets. Sources like Facebook, OData feeds, Windows Azure Marketplace, and big data solutions like Hadoop are now within the reach of any user.

For a quick overview of how Data Explorer enhances the self-service business intelligence (BI) experience in Excel, check out the below video.

For more details, please see the Excel blog. Or for an early look and to try it yourself, download the Data Explorer Preview from the Microsoft Office site.

Comments (4)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks, Sean! I’m looking forward to checking out the website and will follow-up with you via the email address listed on your website.

  2. Sean C says:

    Hey Kerry,

    Great post, Data Explorer is turning out to be a really interesting tool. Our DaaS platform, has a lot of potential to work with it, as we have over 4 million datasets that can be pulled in through DE. I'd appreciate it if you could check out our service and see if we could help to add value to Data Explorer.

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