Discover more about your data using Ideas in Excel and have a chance to win a $100 giftcard!
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Introducing Ideas in Excel to Win32 and Mac. Coming soon to Excel Online.
We’re looking for feedback on Ideas in Excel for languages: Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Japanese, and Spanish. If you speak these languages and are an Office Insider join the Excel Ideas competition and get a chance to win $100 vouchers!
What is Ideas?
Understanding data can be a challenge, especially if the volume of data is large or if it's an unfamiliar dataset. With Ideas (previously known as Insights), Excel automatically points out interesting patterns in user data, like trends and outliers. Ideas in Excel shows high-level summaries, statistically significant findings, and recommended visualizations. Ideas also helps you leverage the full power of Excel PivotTables and PivotCharts.
Since the last blogpost we've received great feedback and as a result there have been exciting changes!
- Easier to understand chart previews
- New analysis types including scatter charts and outliers
- Updated machine learning models to make even more powerful suggestions
- Now available in English, French, Spanish, German, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese
Here are some examples:
Support for Scatter Charts
Details and Subtitles, We’ve added subtitles to include additional supporting information to help you better understand suggestions
Feedback: we want to hear from you about your experiences. Go to File > Feedback and select the appropriate feedback option. Include the term: "Ideas in Excel" in your feedback.
Competition: we're recruiting for Excel fans who speak French, Spanish, German, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese. Check out the competition details.
Feature availability: This feature is being made available to customers on a gradual basis over several days or weeks. It will first be available in English, French, Spanish, German, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese to Office Insider participants on Windows and Mac, and later to Office 365 subscribers. If you are an Office 365 subscriber, make sure you have the latest version of Office.
For more information check out Ideas in Excel