Microsoft announces six new data transformation and connectivity features for Get & Transform in Excel 2016

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Excel 2016 comes with a set of features called Get & Transform, which provides fast, easy data gathering and shaping capabilities. Get & Transform allows users to connect, combine, and refine data sources to meet their analysis needs. Microsoft today announced six new data transformation and connectivity features for Get & Transform that have been requested by many customers.

These updates include the following new or improved data connectivity and transformation features:

  • New OLE DB connector.
  • Enhanced “Combine Binaries” experience when importing from any folder.
  • Maximize/Restore buttons in the Navigator and Query Dependencies dialogs.
  • Support for percentage data type.
  • Improved “Function Authoring” experience.
  • Improved performance for OData connector.

These updates are available for free as part of an Office 365 subscription. Read about all these improvements in detail here.

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