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Winner of (and answers to) our Easter newsletter quiz

Posted by Andy Brown on 30 May 2022

See who won last month's rollover 100-pound Amazon voucher, and read a review of some of the harder answers.

Our June 2022 competition - a Harry Potter word search

Posted by Andy Brown on 30 May 2022

For this month's competition we're asking you to find the 45 human and 10 non-human Harry Potter characters in a word grid (the unused letters will then spell out a quotation from one of the books, with its author).

Three new Wordle-style games asking you to guess films and songs

Posted by Andy Brown on 30 May 2022

Bored in your lunchtime? See if you can guess films from condensed five-second clips or from up to 6 still photographs, or songs from clips lasting for as little as one second.

Changes for the May 2022 Power BI Desktop update

Posted by Andy Brown on 30 May 2022

Small improvements this month, but welcome ones - particularly the ability to zoom in and out, and to select data points in (some) charts using a selection rectangle.

Tags:   Power BI | Updates

When the main guests at a party stand outside in the rain …

Posted by Andy Brown on 30 May 2022

What do you do when you organise a 30th birthday party for a company, but the two founders have COVID? The answer: make them stand outside with a broken umbrella, of course.

Tags:   Miscellaneous | Nostalgia

Marking our 30th anniversary month

Posted by Andy Brown on 26 April 2022

We're giving to UNICEF 30 pounds for each booking in May as part of the celebrations for our 30th anniversary

A couple of software quirks

Posted by Andy Brown on 26 April 2022

What happens when you try to defy gravity in Python, and why Excel sometimes creates worksheets with foreign names

Tags:   Excel | General    |    Python | General

Two more T-shirts for geeks

Posted by Andy Brown on 26 April 2022

If you're a fan of Boolean algebra, or are in two minds about Schrodinger's cat, these Ts are for you!

The new Excel Navigation pane and Sheet View

Posted by Andy Brown on 26 April 2022

Changes are coming to your version of Excel! The navigation pane is excellent, while sheet view will help you work on files being reviewed in isolation.

Tags:   Excel | General

Fourteen new functions coming to Excel

Posted by Andy Brown on 20 April 2022

Get a preview of the 3 text functions and 11 array functions coming to your version of Excel very soon!

Tags:   Excel | Excel functions

Extracting external links from websites using Power BI

Posted by Andy Brown on 20 April 2022

Did you know that you could use Power BI as a tool to scrape websites, using the Html.Table M function? We didn't either until now!

Tags:   Power BI | Query editor

Forthcoming updates for the Power BI Platform

Posted by Andy Brown on 20 April 2022

A 146-page document online summarising forthcoming changes to the Micrsooft Power Platform

Power BI Desktop Update - April 2022

Posted by Andy Brown on 20 April 2022

A small update this month, with the main change being the addition of a few formatting options for matrices and chart legends.

Tags:   Power BI | Updates

The world has a shortage of semi-conductors; are worksheets now running out too?

Posted by Andy Brown on 30 March 2022

After shortages of semi-conductors caused by COVID and other global supply problems, are Excel worksheets the latest resource to feel the pinch?

April 2022 Newsletter Competition: A Logic Puzzle

Posted by Andy Brown on 30 March 2022

Work out which of a group of 5 friends is doing which diet to win a fifty-pound Amazon voucher!

Answer to (and winner of) our March 2022 competition

Posted by Andy Brown on 30 March 2022

Last month's competition invited you to decrypt a message encoded in Excel coloured cells - this blog gives the answer and winner!

The March 2022 Power BI Desktop Update

Posted by Andy Brown on 30 March 2022

There are no significant new features announced in March's Power BI Desktop update, although error bars for line charts are now in preview.

Tags:   Power BI | Updates

Two different schedules of planned updates to Power BI

Posted by Andy Brown on 30 March 2022

It can be hard to track down that elusive animal, the Power BI Updates schedule, but we've found two hidden in the Internet undergrowth

Tags:   Power BI | Updates

Can cats and computers co-exist?

Posted by Andy Brown on 30 March 2022

Emma Howard recently attended a Python course with us, and has sent through a photo of her cat enjoying the courseware manual.

T shirts for nerds

Posted by Andy Brown on 30 March 2022

Need an idea for a present for the nerd in your life (which may or may not be yourself)? Here are 3 our favourite geek humour T-shirts (and one bonus Wise Owl one!).

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