Microsoft gives Excel wings with Python addition
Microsoft released a new preview version of Microsoft Excel today. Main new feature in this preview is the support for the Python programming language. Many data analysts are used to writing Python for analysis, which will soon be possible in Excel as well. This will give Excel wings.
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Alation introduces Marketplaces for third-party datasets
Alation introduces Marketplaces for its Data Catalog platform. The tool allows users to import trusted third-party datasets into the data platform for greater insight. The data intelligence specialist is also presenting Connected Sheets for Microsoft Excel and Alation Anywhere for Microsoft Teams.
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Malware attacks via Excel XLL files rose by nearly 600 percent
Cyber attacks based on Microsoft Excel add-in files (.XLL) increased by nearly 600 percent in 2021. In a new report, security researchers at HP Wolf Security disclose how the file type is being exploited.
Excel add-in files (.XLL) allow DLL files to be opened within Excel sheets. Cybercriminals ... Read more
Microsoft releases details about its new Office 2021 ahead of launch
Microsoft detailed the features arriving in Office 2021, its single-purchase productivity suite. Microsoft’s Office apps are available as part of other bundles offered by the software giant. Consumers usually get them as part of the Microsoft 365 suite, which needs a subscription.
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Microsoft readies Power Fx for low-code language
Microsoft's new language aims to further simplify access to its Power Platform low-code/no-code platform.
Microsoft is continuing to try to make its Power Platform collection of low-code tools easier for non-programmers to use. The latest addition to the Power Platform stable looks to be a new l... Read more
Microsoft increases the usability of Excel on the web
The latest news out of Redmond is that the world's most popular spreadsheet app just got a whole lot easier to use.
This week Microsoft announced that it has added a number of performance improvements to its popular spreadsheet app, Excel. The web version of the program will now feature faster w... Read more
Microsoft adds a feature that makes Excel incredibly versatile
Microsoft announced new data management features for Excel. The features aim to make working with complex and regularly updated information on spreadsheets much easier. Up until now, Excel only allowed users to fill it with text, numbers, and formulas.
Microsoft decided to take the first step to... Read more
Microsoft Excel digitizes data tables printed with smartphone camera
Microsoft comes up with an interesting new feature for the mobile version of Excel. If you have the software on your smartphone, you will be able to take a picture of a data table printed on paper. The Excel app then converts it into a fully editable spreadsheet.
Microsoft announces this in a blog o... Read more