Microsoft has a few new features in the works for Excel 2016, from business insight and analysis tools, to new eye-catching, page popping charts. Here are three features to get excited about.
1. "Tell me" -- Granted, this feature is available in every application included in Office 2016, I mention it here as Excel is the program I know I will use it the most! Instead of searching the ribbon and tabs for a specific feature, enter your search in the "Tell Me" bar for quick access.
2. Power Query -- Previously available only as an add-in for Excel (2010, 2013), Power Query in now fully integrated with Excel and can be found under the "Data" tab in the ribbon. Power Query is a data analysis too that allows users to retrieve, combine, and review data from sources on your local computer, or from external sources like Wikipedia.
3. New Chart Formats -- The 2016 edition of Excel now includes new chart styles developed specifically for showcasing financial, statistical and hierarchical in highly visual ways. New charts include:
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From now until this end of this year, you can download your own trial version of Microsoft Office 2016. PC and Mac versions are available, though not all features are available in both.
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