Excel Roundup 20141027

If you’d like Microsoft to make Power Pivot available in all the Office 2013 and Office 365 packages, please sign the Friends of Power Pivot petition.

And if you’re lucky enough to have the Power BI tools, Kasper de Jonge outlines how to get started with Power Pivot (Part 1). Watch the short video below, to see the steps.

Contextures Posts

Here’s what I posted recently:

  • For a humorous peek at what other people are saying about spreadsheets, read the latest collection of Excel tweets, on my Excel Theatre blog.

Other Excel Articles

Here are a few of the Excel articles that I read recently, that you might find useful.

(Thanks to David Hagar and Derek Goodridge for their suggestions)

Excel Announcements

Here are some upcoming events, courses, recently published books, and other new items, related to Excel.


Advanced Excel Essentials, by Jordan Goldmeier – Pre-order today, for the Wednesday, Oct. 29th release

“For Intermediate or advanced excel users who wish to learn how to be more productive and develop more powerful applications…starts from the assumption that you are well-versed in Excel—and builds on your your skills to take them to the advanced level.”

LONDON Abbot Katz is presenting a series of Excel courses in London on consecutive Monday evenings, November 3-24, at the offices of the Guardian newspaper near the Kings Cross station

Excel Sumo — The sporting contest of Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets, Formula and Add-Ins

Enter your best Excel solution in the Excel Sumo tournament by Nov 3, 2014. Free registration – read the details here

There are four categories of Excel Sumo for your submission (you can choose multiple): Business and Productivity, Lifestyle, Fun and Entertainment, Technical (e.g. VBA, Macros, Data Visualization)

jankarelpieterse Excel VBA for Financials, 2-day course led by Excel experts, Jan Karel Pieterse and Tony de Jonker

This Dutch course is specifically aimed at the Finance professional. It has no frills, and no technical mumbo-jumbo – just the VBA you need to achieve more success in your daily job.

Date: November 19 and December 3, 2014

Location: Utrecht (Netherlands)


Share Your Events and Articles

If you read or wrote any other interesting Excel articles recently, or have upcoming Excel events, please share a link in the comments below, with a brief description. Thanks!

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Links to Recent Excel Books on Amazon.com