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Top 10 Benefits of Microsoft Excel 2010

1. Create data charts in a single cell.
With Sparklines, a new feature in Excel 2010, you can create small charts in a single cell to quickly discover patterns in your data. It's a quick and easy way to highlight important data trends such as seasonal increases or decreases, saving you time.

2. Zero in on the right data points quickly.
Excel 2010 delivers a new and exciting filter enhancement for your PivotTables. The Slicer feature provides you with a rich visualisation of your PivotTable view so you can dynamically segment and filter the data to display precisely what you need. With the new search filter, you can spend less time sifting through large data sets in your tables and PivotTable views, and more time analysing.

3. Efficiently model and analyse almost any data.
The PowerPivot for Excel add-in, a free download, provides groundbreaking technology such as streamlined integration of data from multiple sources and lightning-fast manipulation of large data sets with up to millions of rows. Business users can effortlessly publish and share analysis through Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, and have other users enjoy the same Slicer, PivotTable, and fast-query capabilities when working on their Excel Services report.

4. Access your spreadsheets from virtually anywhere.
Post your spreadsheets online and then access, view, and edit wherever from just about any computer or your Windows phone.2 With Excel 2010, you can take advantage of a best-in-class spreadsheet experience across multiple locations and devices.

Microsoft Excel Web App. Edit workbooks in a Web browser when you're away from your office, home, or school without compromising the quality of your viewing experience.

Microsoft Excel Mobile 2010. Stay current and take immediate action when necessary using the mobile version of Excel specifically suited to your smartphone.

5. Connect, share, and accomplish more when working together.
Co-authoring through the Microsoft Excel Web App makes it possible for you to edit the same spreadsheet with others simultaneously from different locations. See changes from others appear as they are made and with the number of editors in the workbook shown on the status bar, you'll always know who else is editing the workbook with you.

6. Add more sophistication to your data presentations.
Conditional Formatting in Excel 2010 gives you more control over styles and icons, improved data bars, and the ability to highlight specific items in a few clicks. You also can display data bars for negative values to more accurately illustrate your data visuals.

7. Take advantage of more interactive and dynamic PivotCharts.
Quickly gather more insights with the ability to display different data views directly in a PivotChart, independent of PivotTable views, to analyse and capture the most compelling picture of your numbers.

8. Do things easier and faster.
Excel 2010 simplifies how you access features. The new Microsoft Office Backstage™ view replaces the traditional File menu to let you save, share, print, and publish your spreadsheets with just a few clicks. And, with the improved Ribbon, you can access your favourite commands even more quickly by customising tabs or creating your own to personalise the experience to your work style.

9. Harness more power for building bigger, more complex spreadsheets.
Power users and analysts rejoice! With the new 64-bit version of Excel 2010, massive amounts of information are easier to analyse than ever before. Analyse large, complex datasets greater than the 2-gigabyte file size of previous Excel versions.

10. Publish and share through Excel Services.
SharePoint Server 2010 and Excel Services integration lets business users share analysis and results across their organisation by publishing spreadsheets to the Web. Build a business intelligence dashboard and share sensitive business information more broadly with co-workers, customers, and business partners in a security-enhanced environment.