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The developers told about the future of Microsoft Excel

Разработчики поведали о будущем Microsoft ExcelAccording to the creators, the program in the near future will be much smarter.

Microsoft Excel will become more intelligent through machine learning and improved communication with the outside world. This was told by Jared Spataro, General Manager Office, and Rob Howard, Director of marketing for Office 365.

“We are pleased to introduce new data types, said Spataro. Sounds not so interesting, and we had a funny discussion about how to name these things, but in the end we realized that if you’re really a fan of Excel, the most important thing for you is that there will be new data types”.

However, new features are not just for nerds. Excel learn to automatically determine the categories in the lists of names — names whether it’s companies, or, for example, cities. If it is a company, the program itself can add to the list of names of companies on them, taken from Microsoft’s Bing API, including the stock price and market value. And if the city — data on population and other data.

In addition, the Office development has launched a new tool for Excel, which automatically collects the most interesting data from the table, and visualizes them. It is called Insights and is based on the same technology as the tool of visualization and data analysis Power BI.

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