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Microsoft launches “Data Explorer" Preview bringing Big Data to Excel

Microsoft announces the availability of Data Explorer for Excel 2013 that enhances the Self Service BI using Excel by simplifying data discovery and access to a broad range of data sources including Private or Public data. “"Data Explorer" provides an intuitive and consistent experience for discovering, combining, and refining data across a wide variety of sources including relational, structured and semi-structured, OData, Web, Hadoop, Azure Marketplace, and more. Data Explorer also provides you with the ability to search for public data from sources such as Wikipedia.” Get Data from the Web: Online Search lets you Search, Preview and Import Data into Excel. Here is a preview of the List of States and School Superintendent If you have a Web Page that contains a table of information, you can get directly from that web page. Below, I am importing data from the wikipedia for a list of countries by population. You are presented with the Query Panel Window as seen below: With the data…

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