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Hi there! 

 

As an appreciated member of the Microsoft Excel Community, we wanted to give you the opportunity to connect with us and see what we are working on. We have an anonymous, optional survey at the bottom where you can tell us a little about yourself and what you want to learn from us on the product team. 

 

We blog here as we have features and updates to announce, and you can always write us comments and provide feedback. Did you know that you can subscribe to updates on the blog by RSS or email under this dropdown? 

 

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Look for these New Features

  • Chat with your real-time collaborators – Communicate with those working in your spreadsheet without having to leave the app! Learn more here.
  • The new and improved Accessibility Checker – All it takes is one click to check your spreadsheet for international standards and handy recommendations. Learn more here.

Community Spotlight

Ariel Fischman was recently awarded the Guinness World Record for the largest collection of spreadsheet software. Read more here!

 

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How have you been using the new Stocks and Geography data types in Excel? While the new Stocks and Geography data types in Excel have been available to Insiders for a little while now, we want to hear from you! How have you been using them so far? Leave a comment on this post in the community. We will feature the most interesting uses in our next newsletter.

 

Video of the Month

We also recently published the latest episode of Excel Table Talk, covering how Power BI and Excel make each other better together. Go here to learn more!

 

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Survey

We have put together the following survey to learn a bit more about our community so we can better tailor the content we post – it is optional, but please do fill it out if you get the chance:

 

 

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Thanks for reading!

The Excel Product Management Team

3 Comments
Regular Contributor

Survey done!

I love that the image in your header as than annoying Normal2 style bug that comes from using a sheet.xlsx or book.xlsx file in your Excel start folder. Perhaps fix that after all of these years? ;-)

 

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Frequent Contributor

All good.

 

Just fix the locking / sheet protection on tables. It's been a pain using a table without proper locking while sharing an Excel with multiple users. Co-authoring is useless unless we can protect columns on a table, or preventing changes and allowing adding rows at the same time.

 

UserVoice request: Get Tables working on protected sheets.

 

Visitor

Survey done! 

 

Please...

 

1. Update Linked Pictures (the old Camera tool) so that the objects have higher resolution and they support manual refreshing. 

 

2. Give us a way for one slicer to specify which pivots other slicers control. (I have an eight-figure dashboard that supports about ten categories of transformation for each figure. So I now have have about EIGHTY slicers on the worksheet! When I created similar reports with combo boxes, I would need only 11 controls: one to specify which figure to modify and ten to specify the modifications.)