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Microsoft ships PowerBI for Excel, bringing more live data to Office

The add-on for Office 365 can pull in public and private information into spreadsheets, along with nifty tools that includes natural language queries.

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Microsoft sharpens Office 365 tool to slice and dice data

The preview of Power BI, a data-analysis tool, for Office 365 now offers users the ability to mine data using natural language, question-and-answer-type queries.

Microsoft updates Skype with HD for iPhone and iPad, adds mobile BI app

Microsoft upgrades its Skype app to add HD video, while offering mobile users a chance to tap into its "live data" business intelligence app for Excel.

How to change the default font in Microsoft Excel

The setting isn't where you think it is.

Review: Microsoft's Office Mobile for iPhone app will disappoint most users

Good news: Microsoft finally released an iPhone app for Office. Bad news: It's not the kind of app we were hoping for.

Add checkboxes to an Excel spreadsheet

Tgood37 asked the Answer Line forum how to add checkboxes to Excel spreadsheets, and make sure that checking a box will have an effect.

Open Office docs right in your browser with Chrome Office Viewer

Google's new tool adds an extra layer of convenience to Chrome, but it's not quite ready for prime time.

Meet the Microsoft Office Luddites: Why power users won't live in the cloud

A loyal band of Office power users insists they have no intention of ditching traditional software and joining the cloud any time soon. Call them Luddites, but their reasons are compelling.

Decoded: Microsoft's puzzling Office 365 rollout

Three new packages offer an appealing lineup for small business, but the pricing plans and some of the features are difficult to decipher.

10 awesome new features in Excel 2013

The number-crunching workhorse in the Office suite is getting new tools to help newbies and power users alike. Here are 10 reasons to upgrade to get Excel 2013.