This week, Microsoft announced their latest version of the Office Suite: 2013. As you can imagine, Excel will offer very nice improvements for analyzing data. The most important improvements over Excel 2010 are:

  • Calculated fields for OLAP cubes (you’ll need to know MDX)
  • Recommended charts: which chart type fits best with my data?
  • Charts preview when you create a chart or alter an existing one
  • Easy change of a charts’ color scheme
  • Embedded Power View reports

You can find a nice preview here.