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John Campbell is an experienced Program Manager at Microsoft Excel for and has been working on the Excel Team for over 10 years.

In this episode John takes us behind the scenes and inside Microsoft’s offices to discuss the evolution of Microsoft Excel, Excel’s 30th Anniversary, the new features in Excel 2016, Microsoft’s plans for the next 5 years and he also talks about how it is to work with Bill Gates!

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  • Excel Tip: Pivot Tables

Interview Links

  • Excel User Voice to leave your feature requests, bug fixes and any ideas you may have to improve Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft’s HoloLens virtual & digital reality with holograms (Watch the video, really really AMAZING!!!)
  • Excel’s History in wikipedia
  • Visicalc was the first spreadsheet created
  • Multiplan was the first speadsheet created by Microsoft
  • Lotus 123 was one of Excel`s early competitors
  • Tableau is a current competitor of Microsoft Excel
  • Google Sheets is another competitor to Microsft Excel
  • Power BI is Microsoft’s data visualization & intelligence tool

Excel 2016 New Features

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