Microsoft Excel

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by Microsoft Corporation

A well-known spreadsheet processor for creating reports, analyzing data, searching for patterns and trends, and generating forecasts of developments.

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Microsoft Excel description

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet editing service that has outlined key features:

  • Extensive functionality for information analysis and visualization: creating tables, charts with many other functions and tools.
  • Integration with OneDrive, Microsoft’s cloud service, for accessing documents from any device.
  • Real-time collaboration. Regardless of the workstation (or PC) and location, the user can edit a document together with a friend or colleague.

From version to version Excel absorbs more and more features, so some of the newest and most demanded ones are highlighted:

  • Express analysis for simplified conversion of data into tabular form and charts.
  • Automatically recognize a variety of patterns and fill in.
  • Creation of suitable diagrams for the specified data and their structure.
  • Creating slices to set data filters.
  • Easily work simultaneously with a number of Excel workbooks using separate windows.
  • A set of mathematical, trigonometric, statistical and engineering functions, a whole set of tools for changing dates and times, references, logic and text functions.
  • Data tags with flexible formatting.
  • Clear visual presentation of data changes thanks to chart animation.
  • Implement various kinds of crosstabs using a single list of fields.
  • Support for modern add-ons and converters to extend functions.

Compared to competitors, Microsoft product offers an advanced solution in terms of innovations with stable operation of its components. The main areas of development are data visualization, integration with the cloud and document collaboration.

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Founded in 1985 
Located in the USA

Prices for Microsoft Excel

Minimum 6.99 $
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Available for free as part of the Microsoft ecosystem and as part of the paid Microsoft 365 suite.

Microsoft Excel features

Security and privacy

Check out Protocol access HTTPS Data between you and the service is transmitted over an encrypted channel (SSL / TLS), which excludes their interception by intruders. 77
No Multi-factor authentication The combined use of several factors reduces the risk of data leakage (in addition to a password, cards, fingerprint scanners, and others are used). 40
No Backing up in multiple locations Backing up your data to multiple independent locations makes it virtually impossible for it to be lost or damaged. 56


No Included in the Unified Register of Russian Programs The service is in the register, which the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of Russia created in accordance with article 12.1 of the Federal Law "On information, information technologies and information protection", in order to expand the use of Russian programs, to confirm their origin and support copyright holders. 43

Collaboration and personal effectiveness

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Check out Search and filters 30
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last update for mac january 2018


Things got worse and slower !!!!


I’m using the new Mac Pro with 16GB of memory.

The January 2018 Mac release is much less convenient. Apparently there were global untested changes. 

Began to work slower. 

The selection of cells through the shift and arrows has become completely unpredictable.

Copying even small buffers began to take up to several seconds.

Smoothing of even basic fonts has gone somewhere .

When moving from sheet to sheet, each time he focuses himself, which annoys - the table twitches.

And a lot of minor inconveniences.

New versions need to be finalized !!!!!!!

Got much worse !!!

Microsoft Excel


Convenient table search

Many different formulas


Lately, tables often stop working, you have to save in 2 places

In general, the application suits.

It works stably, the interface is user-friendly. Ability to use on a mobile device.

The standard of any person!


Lots of built-in functions

Huge set of phi

Pivot tables

and many other big pluses!


high cost of the license

The best product for editing tables!

An irreplaceable assistant in serious analytical calculations!



Compatibility, functionality, diagrams


Paid, no collaboration

Is the de facto standard for tables. If you learn how to use it, you can use it instead of a calculator for quick calculation and analysis of data.

Can’t grow




Working with OneDrive

Large tables won’t open on mobile

Errors in Android tablet app

There are fewer problems with the desktop program, and in the latest 2013 office package everything has become much cleaner and more stable. But the company is now entering the mobile market, and then mistakes begin. For example, does not open large xls files. Therefore, I did not notice much difference between it and WPS, although I was really looking forward to Office for tablets. We’ll have to wait again while microsoft finishes its raw mobile products. As always. And, of course, not all functions are implemented. For example, there is no function for removing the protection of a sheet, with scaling problems, tables are not visible with fixed columns and many more little things.

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