Looking for an easier way to use Excel? Microsoft Excel 365 is your answer! This brings the tool you know and love to any device. Let’s walk through how to get it, why it’s better, and some minor differences from previous versions of Excel.
What is Microsoft Office 365?
Microsoft Office 365 is the same set of tools from your desktop made available in the cloud. Included are Word, Excel, Outlook, and more! Instead of purchasing software and installing it on your computer, Microsoft Office 365 is a monthly or yearly subscription and available on any device through the internet.
Benefits of Working in the Cloud
Access: You can access your software and files from any connected device. You won’t have to worry about emailing files or using jump drives since your files travel wherever you go.
Ease of use: Navigate to Microsoft’s website. Once there, you can get started! You don’t even need to do any installations or software updates.
Security: Take advantage of the newest and most secure platform available. Security features are frequently updated to stay ahead of scammers and hackers.
Differences from Excel 2016
Honestly, there are very few differences. It is important to note that Office 365 includes 5 desktop downloads of the most recent software. You will have access to both the cloud-based and desktop version.
Saving: Office 365 will autosave your files to OneDrive.
Collaborating: Office 365 allows multiple users to work in a file concurrently.
Enhanced Formulas: Formulas such as CONCAT, IFS, MAXIFS, MINIFS, SWITCH, TEXTJOIN, and XLOOKUP are unique to the cloud-based platform.
Extra Charts: The map chart and the funnel chart are only available online.
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