Excel @ Ignite 2018
Published Oct 15 2018 01:05 PM 8,121 Views
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Thanks to those who attended or streamed our Ignite sessions! For anyone looking to review content or catch up on-demand, here you can find everything we covered.



5:45-6:05pm- THR3017 - Be a data ninja: Best practices for analytics using Microsoft Excel with @Ken Puls and @Annie Colonna


Do you work with large and quickly-changing data sets, multiple data sources, a wide range of report/spreadsheet customers, and do you need to respond with increasing agility? In this advanced session our Excel PMs go deep and share their best practices and tricks. See some of the coolest formulas, visualization hacks, and other cool ways to manipulate data in Excel.




9:00-10:15am – BRK2122 - What's new in Microsoft Excel: Machine learning-powered insights, new data types, new visualizations... with @John Campbell@Olaf Hubel@Yana Terukhova and @JoeMcDaid


As the world’s more popular spreadsheet, Excel has continued to evolve and grow with its users. We have added new features, adapted them based on your feedback and continued to make the functionality in Excel better, faster & more efficient. Join us to learn more about the innovations coming in 2018 - Machine Learning-Powered Insights, New Data Types, New Visualizations, Custom Functions and More! From business analysts to line of business specialists, if you use Excel this is a session you don’t want to miss.



11:55-12:15pm-THR1024 - Ten Excel features you’ll wish you’d known earlier with @Jeet Mukeshkumar Patel and @Ingeborg Hawighorst


If you’re just starting to dig into the newer versions of Excel, this session helps you understand the basics. Come learn how to use combinations of new functions, tables, conditional formatting, Slicers, and PivotTables to get more done in less time.



2:00-2:45pm - BRK3252 - Power BI, Excel and Office 365: Unlocking the Value of your Enterprise Data with @Olaf Hubel@Yana Terukhova@Ken Puls and @Miguel Martinez


In this demo-rich session, learn how to use the unique strength of Microsoft Excel and Power BI to boost your business analytics and insights with Office 365. Learn how to easily collect existing organizational data with Excel and publish to Power BI, create visually rich reports to monitor your business, and securely share it with your colleagues all from within Microsoft Teams. Use the extensive Excel capabilities with Power BI to get valuable business insights and drill down to the last bit of your data.




9:00-9:45am - BRK3082 - Advanced analytics in Microsoft Excel: Get deep insights from your data including AI-power... with @John Campbell and @JoeMcDaid


Join this session to learn how to explore and analyze your data with the power of new AI capabilities within Microsoft Excel. We’ll review the new "Excel Insights" feature powered by ML based techniques, brand new Excel visualizations, and cloud-connected geography and financial data types. This session will also include a review of best practices using PivotTables, Power Queries, Conditional Formatting and more.



9:45-10:05am – THR1047 – Experience the power of Microsoft Excel anywhere with Excel Online with @Jeet Mukeshkumar Patel and @Ingeborg Hawighorst


You love Excel and everything it enables you to do on your desktop. Learn how the team is enhancing Excel Online to be more than just a viewer of Excel files in the web browser. Easily accessible and always up to date, it’s the ideal place to collaborate on Excel workbooks. With full fidelity rendering, data analysis/calculation, and many of the same features as the desktop version, Excel Online can make you more productive every day, whether you work alone or with a team. In this session, learn about the improvements we’ve made over the last year, and how we’re doubling down on those efforts in the coming months to make it the fastest, most collaborative, and easiest way to experience Excel on any device.



11:15-11:35am –THR3018 - New functions and calculation capabilities in Excel with @JoeMcDaid


Microsoft Excel, the beloved productivity tool, is introducing some new features we think formula authors will love. Come learn the ins and outs of key new functions and calculation capabilities that will enable you to easily build solutions in the grid that were previously expert-only.



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The Excel Product Team

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