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Hedge Funds Aren’t Done Buying NewMarket Corporation (NEU)

We are still in an overall bull market and many stocks that smart money investors were piling into surged through the end of November. Among them, Facebook and Microsoft ranked among the top 3 picks and these stocks gained 54% and 51% respectively. Hedge funds' top 3 stock picks returned 41.7% this year and beat the S&P 500 ETFs by 14 percentage points. Investing in index funds guarantees you average returns, not superior returns. We are looking to generate superior returns for our readers. That's why we believe it isn't a waste of time to check out hedge fund sentiment before you invest in a stock like NewMarket Corporation (NYSE:NEU).
Is NewMarket Corporation (NYSE:NEU) a safe investment today? The best stock pickers are buying. The number of bullish hedge fund positions increased by 7 lately. Our calculations also showed that NEU isn't among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds (click for Q3 rankings and see the video below for Q2 rankings). Video: Click the image to watch our video about the top 5 most popular hedge fund stocks.

5 Most Popular Stocks Among Hedge Funds

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Hedge funds' reputation as shrewd investors has been tarnished in the last decade as their hedged returns couldn't keep up with the unhedged returns of the market indices. Our research has shown that hedge funds' large-cap stock picks indeed failed to beat the market between 1999 and 2016. However, we were able to identify in advance a select group of hedge fund holdings that outperformed the Russell 2000 ETFs by 40 percentage points since May 2014 (see the details here). We were also able to identify in advance a select group of hedge fund holdings that'll significantly underperform the market. We have been tracking and sharing the list of these stocks since February 2017 and they lost 27.8% through November 21, 2019. That's why we believe hedge fund sentiment is an extremely useful indicator that investors should pay attention to.
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Unlike the largest US hedge funds that are convinced Dow will soar past 40,000 or the world's most bearish hedge fund that's more convinced than ever that a crash is coming, our long-short investment strategy doesn't rely on bull or bear markets to deliver double digit returns. We only rely on the best performing hedge funds' buy/sell signals. We're going to check out the new hedge fund action regarding NewMarket Corporation (NYSE:NEU).
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 27 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a change of 35% from one quarter earlier. On the other hand, there were a total of 13 hedge funds with a bullish position in NEU a year ago. With hedge funds' sentiment swirling, there exists a few key hedge fund managers who were adding to their stakes significantly (or already accumulated large positions).

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More specifically, Renaissance Technologies was the largest shareholder of NewMarket Corporation (NYSE:NEU), with a stake worth $49.1 million reported as of the end of September. Trailing Renaissance Technologies was Winton Capital Management, which amassed a stake valued at $42.7 million. AQR Capital Management, Millennium Management, and Citadel Investment Group were also very fond of the stock, becoming one of the largest hedge fund holders of the company. In terms of the portfolio weights assigned to each position Winton Capital Management allocated the biggest weight to NewMarket Corporation (NYSE:NEU), around 0.5% of its portfolio. PDT Partners is also relatively very bullish on the stock, designating 0.22 percent of its 13F equity portfolio to NEU.
With a general bullishness amongst the heavyweights, some big names were leading the bulls' herd. PDT Partners, managed by Peter Muller, created the largest position in NewMarket Corporation (NYSE:NEU). PDT Partners had $3.7 million invested in the company at the end of the quarter. Paul Marshall and Ian Wace's Marshall Wace also initiated a $1.4 million position during the quarter. The other funds with new positions in the stock are Paul Tudor Jones's Tudor Investment Corp, Michael Platt and William Reeves's BlueCrest Capital Mgmt., and Michael Gelband's ExodusPoint Capital.
Let's go over hedge fund activity in other stocks - not necessarily in the same industry as NewMarket Corporation (NYSE:NEU) but similarly valued. We will take a look at Moderna, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRNA), JBG SMITH Properties (NYSE:JBGS), Cree, Inc. (NASDAQ:CREE), and Dynatrace, Inc. (NYSE:DT). This group of stocks' market caps match NEU's market cap.
[table] Ticker, No of HFs with positions, Total Value of HF Positions (x1000), Change in HF Position MRNA,8,204933,-10 JBGS,19,235290,2 CREE,22,357481,-2 DT,20,147275,20 Average,17.25,236245,2.5 [/table]
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As you can see these stocks had an average of 17.25 hedge funds with bullish positions and the average amount invested in these stocks was $236 million. That figure was $194 million in NEU's case. Cree, Inc. (NASDAQ:CREE) is the most popular stock in this table. On the other hand Moderna, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRNA) is the least popular one with only 8 bullish hedge fund positions. Compared to these stocks NewMarket Corporation (NYSE:NEU) is more popular among hedge funds. Our calculations showed that top 20 most popular stocks among hedge funds returned 37.4% in 2019 through the end of November and outperformed the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by 9.9 percentage points. Unfortunately NEU wasn't nearly as popular as these 20 stocks and hedge funds that were betting on NEU were disappointed as the stock returned 4.6% during the first two months of the fourth quarter and underperformed the market. If you are interested in investing in large cap stocks with huge upside potential, you should check out the top 20 most popular stocks among hedge funds as 70 percent of these stocks already outperformed the market in Q4.
Disclosure: None. This article was originally published at Insider Monkey.
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Question: I upgraded to Catalina on my Mac and now Microsoft Office won’t work; what can I do?
Answer: One of the side effects of tech companies taking their platforms to new levels is that, often times, older software programs will no longer work.
The most recent version of Apple’s MacOS — known as Catalina — is having a major impact on those who upgraded without understanding that their older 32-bit programs would no longer run.
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If your version of Microsoft Office is older than Office 2016 v15.35, you’ll have to choose from a variety of costly or time consuming and complicated options.
If you have Office 2016, you should be able to upgrade to the 64-bit version through Microsoft’s standard upgrade process if for some reason it hasn’t already been updated.

  • Option 1: Purchase new software

  • You can purchase the Office Home & Student 2019 bundle from Microsoft for $149.99 or the Office Home & Business bundle for $249.99. The primary difference in the two packages is the business version includes Outlook.

  • Option 2: Start renting Microsoft Office

  • Microsoft is trying to get users to convert from a single purchase package that will eventually expire to their subscription "SaaS" (Software as a Service) platform known as Office 365.

This means you either pay monthly ($6.99 for Home & Student) or annually ($69.99 for Home & Student or $99 for Business) from now on.
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Option 3: Switch to Google’s offerings
If your needs for productivity software are very basic, you may find the free options available from Google through a Google Drive account to be acceptable.
It includes Docs, Sheets and Slides which are Google’s version of Word, Excel and PowerPoint, although nowhere near as powerful. Though it’s a web-based tool, there are options for editing your documents when you are offline.
Option 4: Revert back to Mojave
There is no simple way to go back to the previous version (Mojave), so this option is very time consuming and complicated, as you’ll have to wipe your hard drive and reinstall everything. Depending upon which version of the MacOS your computer shipped with, you may have to use an external hard drive to complete the reversion.
How to check for 32-bit programs
For those who are considering an upgrade to Catalina, a good first step is to see what 32-bit programs you are currently running to determine if they are important to you or not.
To do this, click on the Apple icon in the upper left corner, then on "About This Mac" and then on "System Report."  When the report opens up, scroll down to the "Software" section and click on "Applications."
An alphabetical list of applications will appear with various details about each one. If you scroll to the far right, you should see a column that says "64-Bit" and the words "Yes" or "No" for each application. To make it easier to see the Application Name and whether it’s 64-bit or not, drag the 64-bit header from the far right to the far left so it’s right next to the "Application Name" column.
Go through the list looking for your critical programs to make sure they are 64-bit or to see if a 64-bit version is available from the creator of the program before upgrading to Catalina.
Ken Colburn is the founder and CEO of Data Doctors Computer Services. Ask any tech question at: facebook.Com/DataDoctors.
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Here's What Microsoft Corporation's (NASDAQ:MSFT) P/E Ratio Is Telling Us

This article is written for those who want to get better at using price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios). We'll show how you can use Microsoft Corporation's (NASDAQ:MSFT) P/E ratio to inform your assessment of the investment opportunity. What is Microsoft's P/E ratio? Well, based on the last twelve months it is 28.40. That means that at current prices, buyers pay $28.40 for every $1 in trailing yearly profits.
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How Do You Calculate Microsoft's P/E Ratio?
The formula for price to earnings is:
Price to Earnings Ratio = Share Price ÷ Earnings per Share (EPS)
Or for Microsoft:
P/E of 28.40 = $152.32 ÷ $5.36 (Based on the year to September 2019.)

Is A High Price-to-Earnings Ratio Good?

A higher P/E ratio implies that investors pay a higher price for the earning power of the business. That isn't necessarily good or bad, but a high P/E implies relatively high expectations of what a company can achieve in the future.

How Does Microsoft's P/E Ratio Compare To Its Peers?

The P/E ratio essentially measures market expectations of a company. The image below shows that Microsoft has a lower P/E than the average (45.6) P/E for companies in the software industry.
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Its relatively low P/E ratio indicates that Microsoft shareholders think it will struggle to do as well as other companies in its industry classification. While current expectations are low, the stock could be undervalued if the situation is better than the market assumes. It is arguably worth checking if insiders are buying shares, because that might imply they believe the stock is undervalued.
How Growth Rates Impact P/E Ratios
Earnings growth rates have a big influence on P/E ratios. When earnings grow, the 'E' increases, over time. That means even if the current P/E is high, it will reduce over time if the share price stays flat. A lower P/E should indicate the stock is cheap relative to others -- and that may attract buyers.
Microsoft's 119% EPS improvement over the last year was like bamboo growth after rain; rapid and impressive. The cherry on top is that the five year growth rate was an impressive 16% per year. So I'd be surprised if the P/E ratio was not above average.
A Limitation: P/E Ratios Ignore Debt and Cash In The Bank
The 'Price' in P/E reflects the market capitalization of the company. So it won't reflect the advantage of cash, or disadvantage of debt. Hypothetically, a company could reduce its future P/E ratio by spending its cash (or taking on debt) to achieve higher earnings.
Spending on growth might be good or bad a few years later, but the point is that the P/E ratio does not account for the option (or lack thereof).

So What Does Microsoft's Balance Sheet Tell Us?

The extra options and safety that comes with Microsoft's US$67b net cash position means that it deserves a higher P/E than it would if it had a lot of net debt.
The Bottom Line On Microsoft's P/E Ratio
Microsoft's P/E is 28.4 which is above average (18.4) in its market. Its net cash position is the cherry on top of its superb EPS growth. To us, this is the sort of company that we would expect to carry an above average price tag (relative to earnings).
Investors should be looking to buy stocks that the market is wrong about. People often underestimate remarkable growth -- so investors can make money when fast growth is not fully appreciated. So this free visualization of the analyst consensus on future earnings could help you make the right decision about whether to buy, sell, or hold.
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Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking at a few good candidates. So take a peek at this free list of companies with modest (or no) debt, trading on a P/E below 20.
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Slack CEO Disses Microsoft Teams Hypergrowth, Saying Users Of Dead Microsoft Products Are Being 'force-migrated'

·  Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield has addressed competition with Microsoft Teams, arguing in the company's latest earnings call with investors that the two products have different goals while highlighting the number of Slack's enterprise customers also using Office 365.
·  On the call, Butterfield said Microsoft's 20 million daily active users weren't a result of organic growth, as it was getting customers who previously used Skype for Business, which it rebranded into Teams.
·  In touting Slack's growing base of enterprise customers also using Office 365, Butterfield tried to suggest that those customers were choosing Slack over Teams.
·  But analysts are still skeptical and say that the numbers Slack highlighted were inconsequential in the long run and that the company's weak guidance for the fourth quarter didn't forecast good growth prospects.
·  Daniel Ives at Wedbush Securities told Business Insider the underlying guidance was disappointing and combined with the Microsoft numbers would prove to be a "tough hurdle" going forward. "Right now that's the dark shadow over the company — Microsoft," he said.
·  Daniel Newman, the founding partner and principal analyst at Futurum Research, said Microsoft was just starting to "turn the screws" and was just in the early days of deploying Teams.
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Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield has dismissed Microsoft's claims of growing momentum within its rival Teams product, suggesting that Microsoft's expanding number of users is not as impressive as it might seem.
"Although Microsoft markets Teams as a Slack competitor — and there's no doubt this causes confusion in the marketplace — in practice, these are different tools used for different purposes and our customers achieve markedly different results," Butterfield said Wednesday during Slack's third-quarter earnings call.
"Just look at the weak engagement numbers that Microsoft themselves report about Teams and the much deeper level of engagement you see among Slack users," he said.
Butterfield went after Microsoft several times during the conference call, underscoring a fierce competition between the two companies that has put pressure on Slack's stock price. Microsoft recently announced that Teams, its workplace chat app, had 20 million users — a significant lead over Slack, which said in October that its workplace chat app has 12 million daily users.
Slack did not provide an update to its daily users on Wednesday but instead painted Microsoft's numbers as the result of Microsoft killing older products and "force migrating" users to Teams.
"When they first announced the shutdown of Skype for Business, we expected this," Butterfield said.
"Now that Skype for Business users are being force-migrated to Teams, it's reasonable to expect more of the same. Unless they hit a snag, we'd expect them to announce 50 million in the next six months and then 100 million within the next year."
The comments seemed to do the trick, sending Slack's stock up about 2% in after-hours trading.
It's encouraging that Stewart Butterfield addressed the Microsoft question heads-on, since I know that weighs on investors," Rishi Jaluria, an analyst at DA Davidson, said. "I thought it was smart for him to say he expects Microsoft to ultimately report 100MM DAUs on Teams and get ahead of the narrative.
Still, Jaluria noted that "it may take some time for Slack to shake off the 'Microsoft overhang.'"
Indeed, while Wall Street was encouraged by Butterfield's comments, some analysts said Slack's actual metrics and guidance didn't show a rosy path ahead.
Daniel Ives at Wedbush Securities told Business Insider that the underlying guidance was disappointing and that combined with the Microsoft numbers would prove to be a "tough hurdle" going forward. "Right now that's the dark shadow over the company — Microsoft," he added.
In particular, he thinks Wall Street wanted to see better billings guidance for the next quarter, as that is an indicator of future growth.
Butterfield with the Slack cofounder Cal Henderson outside the New York Stock Exchange on June 20 before their company's initial public offering. Associated Press
Microsoft bundles Teams in with its Office 365 productivity suite for business. Analysts have said this gives Microsoft a major advantage that could make it more difficult for Slack to compete.
Butterfield on Wednesday said many of Slack's customers also used Office 365, suggesting that those Microsoft customers were choosing Slack over Teams. Slack said that it had 50 paid customers spending over $1 million annually and that 70% of those customers were also Office 365 users.
"We've continued to add Office 365 using enterprise customers at the $100,000-plus level and at the $1-million-plus level," Butterfield said. "Just as you can expect more Skype for Business users forced over to Teams, you could expect more of these customer wins from us as well."
Slack needed the "injection of confidence" from Wednesday's earnings, said Daniel Newman, the founding partner and principal analyst at Futurum Research.
But the company needs to add a lot more customers than it did in the past quarter if it wants to keep up. He added that Microsoft was just starting to "turn the screws" and was just in the early days of deploying Teams.
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Microsoft Wants Everyone To Follow Its Lead With Its New Mobile Design

Nearly a decade ago, Microsoft launched its Windows Phone platform with the promise that its software would free users from their phones. The first big ad campaign showed people engrossed in their devices at clubs, restrooms, and even on a roller coaster, while frustrated bystanders asked, over and over: “Really?”
Windows Phone would answer those frustrations, said Microsoft. It was “designed to get you in and out, and back to life” with the help of the company’s striking tile-based Metro user interface. Microsoft envisioned a world in which apps would talk to each other seamlessly and content flowed freely. Despite some great design principles, Windows Phone didn’t work out, but Microsoft never gave up on the idea of improving mobile productivity.
Today, Microsoft is reviving some of these ambitions by bringing what it calls its Fluent Design system to its mobile Office apps, a simplified set of principles designed, just like Windows Phone, to speed things up on the go. It’s even letting third-party app developers embrace these design elements with toolkits to prettify their own apps. This will have the benefit of making Microsoft’s mobile apps feel more consistent, but the end goal is the same as Windows Phone’s was: to get users in and out of their apps quicker and back to life again.
“When we look at the mobile market, we feel like no one has done an amazing job of nailing productivity on phones across voice and visual systems in a sort of microtasking kind of way,” explains Jon Friedman, corporate vice president of design and research at Microsoft, in an exclusive interview with The Verge. “We feel like it’s our birth right and duty to help people in the world accomplish their goals, so that’s why we’ve been super focused on this.”
Microsoft has spent years researching exactly how people use their phones on a daily basis in markets like China, India, Europe, and the Americas. More than 40 designers and researchers across Microsoft “have collaborated to rethink and redesign how we approach mobile and mobile productivity,” reveals Friedman. “Not just the apps themselves, but how they all connect together and work together; and to build a common design system to extend Fluent to be a truly mobile-first design system.”
This unified mobile design system borrows a lot from the work Microsoft has been doing on Outlook in recent months, with improved iconography, identical file lists, updated typography, new splash screens, and a focus on dark mode.
Apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneDrive will now all share common design elements and look far more similar. Even Yammer, Teams, and Planner are getting new versions, too. You’ll soon notice a brand-colored header at the tops of these apps (like what exists in Outlook) and a simple bottom bar with Microsoft’s new Fluent design icons. Just like how Microsoft created a new dedicated mobile Office app to focus on tasks people do on the go, these separate apps have been simplified with the same goal in mind.
”The thing we learned in all of our research is that people spend about 4 hours a day on their phone, but the average session time of doing something is between 20 and 30 seconds long,” explains Friedman. That’s an extremely short burst of time to get something done on the go, and Microsoft is trying to improve its own apps, and others, to simplify those tasks with a design that makes it more familiar and less jarring when you switch apps.
That doesn’t mean every Microsoft app will look the same on iOS and Android, as the company is still trying to feel at home and native on these platforms. It means things like search should be in a similar place, and iconography will be reused so things feel more familiar. It’s these very subtle changes that can add up to improvements over time, and it’s a big part of Microsoft’s open design approach internally.
It’s not been an easy journey to get all Microsoft designers on the same page, but things like buttons, patterns, and file lists are now being reused freely in the company. “That took us some time to really get everyone involved and contribute,” says Benedikt Lehnert, director of product design for Microsoft 365 mobile experiences, in an interview with The Verge. “Now we have a really thriving community of mobile designers across the company that’s literally every week making the system better.”
A lot of this work has started off in small and subtle ways, but recently, Microsoft launched a new “Play My Emails” feature for Outlook that uses Cortana to read out emails and even calendar invites when you’re driving to work, cooking, or commuting. This feature was born out of designers wanting to design email for people who are visually impaired. Microsoft formed a relationship with the Washington State School for the Blind and spent time studying what it’s like to live in a narration experience.
“Listening to the entirely of a UI… is highly fatiguing for your brain,” explains Friedman. Microsoft added audio bumpers between emails, thanks to its research, allowing everyone to ignore things that aren’t important and stop listening. This is a feature that was designed around accessibility, which is a big focus for Microsoft, but that actually ends up being useful for everyone using it.
Beyond these subtle changes today, Microsoft has broader ambitions to impact iOS and Android further and push dual-screen experiences ahead. “Building this foundation of a Fluent mobile system that works across iOS and Android has been an awesome experience in designing dual-screen experiences as well,” reveals Friedman. “So when we work on Surface Duo and work on iPad side-by-side experiences, having a common system helps our apps align and have a cognitive connection across them with shared components and it makes the foundation of the dual-screen experience way better.”
Microsoft obviously faces big challenges here because the company doesn’t own or control the platform on which it’s trying to build apps. To counter this, the answer seems to be close partnerships with Samsung, Google, and others. Microsoft only vaguely hinted at its Google partnership for dual-screen Android experiences during the Surface Duo unveiling earlier this year, but it looks like this will go a lot deeper soon. Gmail, Google Drive, and Calendar are coming to Outlook.Com, and Microsoft is testing ways to let people use their Google accounts to sign into a number of the company’s services.
“We have designers from Samsung, Google, and Microsoft sitting in rooms together designing together,” reveals Friedman. That’s a surprising turn of events, given the history of Samsung holding back on Windows Phone and Google’s bitter rivalry with Microsoft. Things have started changing, though. Microsoft and Google are also collaborating on Chromium, and now we’re starting to see some collaboration on Android. “It’s really about how do we make that experience better for our customers. That gives us a direct line of communication between designers on how we improve Microsoft experiences, how do we help Samsung improve its experiences, and how do we help Android improve its experience,” explains Friedman. “Those collaborations are awesome, it feels great to be part of an industry where we can actually work together on these things to make the products better.”
Microsoft is now leaving it up to developers to decide whether they want to use Fluent design elements in their own apps that plug into Office or even ones that are entirely separate. “If developers decide to build entire apps with these toolkits we’ll be really excited to see that, too, since they represent the best in class patterns from our perspective,” says Lehnert.
It’s fair to say that Microsoft’s previous Metro design system really helped push iOS and Android forward, and the company has been quick to adopt other design trends that the industry has implemented. “We’re in an interesting time when it comes to UI, things are converging more and more,” says Friedman. “I like to think that back in the Metro design days we started with this idea of simplification... And that’s gotten friendlier over time, which we’ve embraced with round people, rounded corners, and subtle drop shadows, and dark mode. I think generally speaking when we look at Android, iOS, the web, Windows, and Mac, there is a common DNA from a visual design perspective we’re starting to feel.”
Microsoft’s fresh approach to mobile design will be interesting to follow in the year ahead and beyond. Combined with the company’s promises for Fluid Framework, it feels like Microsoft is truly embracing mobile and the web as the foundations of its future. As Satya Nadella said recently, “the operating system is no longer the most important layer for us.” For Microsoft, it’s all about apps and services and building useful features that help people get work done on the go just that little bit quicker.

What Is Microsoft Access?

Microsoft Access is a data base management system.
Available as part of Microsoft Office, Access combines the relational Microsoft Jet Database Engine with a graphical user interface and software development tools.
Microsoft Access is used by developers to create application software, which is a computer program designed to execute functions, tasks or activities for the user.
Used by software developers, data architects and power users, the first version of Access was released in November 1992.

How To Use Data Visualizer Add-In For Excel

Microsoft Excel is great for numbers, certainly, it does this job really well. But, if you are looking to present your data in an attractive manner that allows you to easily visualize and analyze it, then this amazing product may lack some features. This calls for some support – try out Data Visualizer add-in for Excel.

The Data Visualizer add-in for Excel is a new arm to Excel which can convert an Excel 365 worksheet into a Visio diagram. This add-in allows the users to automatically create high-quality flowcharts, cross-functional flowcharts, and organizational charts—all the shapes, connections, and data linking—from the data in Excel tables. Users will not need to buy Visio to use the Microsoft Visio Data Visualizer in its simple form, just Excel 365 for Windows/Mac or Online. This is one interesting tool and worth trying if you frequently make flowcharts or diagrams.
All you need to get started is an Office 365 subscription—added subscription to Visio is NOT required.
Data Visualizer leverages the best of Excel and Visio; you enter data into an Excel workbook and Visio creates a diagram automatically. Anyone with an Office 365 subscription can use the Data Visualizer add-in to create Visio diagrams; use the underlying Excel data to modify diagrams; and, view, print, and share diagrams.
This tool is an alternative to the diagram options already in Office which offers limited options and can be quite annoying.
How to get started
The Data Visualizer add-in for Excel is available for:
·  Excel on Windows (2016 or later)
·  Mac (2016 or later) and
·  Excel for the web with a work or school account
To install Data Visualizer on any of the above, you will have to follow these steps:
1] Open ‘Excel’ and create a new ‘Blank’ workbook
2] Click ‘Insert’ and then hit ‘Get Add-ins’
3] In the Office Add-ins Store, search for ‘Visio Data Visualizer’ and hit the ‘Add’ button.

Microsoft Reveals The Future Of OneNote And It’s All About Fluid And Desktop

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Microsoft is detailing its plans for its popular OneNote app today. The software giant reversed course and revived its OneNote 2016 desktop app earlier this week, with a new dark mode and extended support. Microsoft has much deeper plans for this desktop app, and OneNote overall, though.
“We are literally merging all of our modern code back into the legacy 2016 codebase to create a unified single codebase that we can ship and deliver OneNote from,” explained Ben Hodes, product manager of OneNote, at a Microsoft Ignite session today. “The reason we’re doing this modern merge is to get back to a single codebase and start to deliver these features in the coming year and a half.”

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