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What’s new with Excel in Office 365?

Get a clearer picture of your data
Get a clearer picture of your data

Organize, visualize and extract insights from your data more easily than ever with powerful new features.

Collaborate with ease
Collaborate with ease

With 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage, you can back up, share and co-author workbooks from any device.

Take Excel on the go
Take Excel on the go

Review and edit files at work, home, or anywhere in between with iOS®, Android™, and Windows mobile apps.

Always up to date
Always up to date

Get exclusive, new features and security updates available only for Excel in Office 365.

Compare Excel 2010 and Excel with Office 365

Efficient files

With XML-based file formats, documents are smaller, more robust, and integrate with more information systems and external data systems.

Improved toolbar

The Quick Access toolbar provides access to your most frequently used commands in Excel, no matter which tab of the Ribbon is active.

Flash Fill

Easily reformat, rearrange, and extract information from imported data.

One-click forecasting

Create forecast charts based on existing data and predict future trends with a simple click.

Mobile apps for your devices

Review and edit documents from anywhere with the Office mobile apps. Enjoy a familiar user experience on iOS®, Android™ and Windows mobile devices.

New mapping features

Transform geographic data into professional-looking visualizations in just a few steps.

Recommended Charts

Excel recommends the best ways to present your data based on the context and recent work patterns. New bars, colors and icons help to highlight trends.

Always up to date

Always have the latest Office apps, features, and services.

Efficient files

With XML-based file formats, documents are smaller, more robust, and integrate with more information systems and external data systems.

Improved toolbar

The Quick Access toolbar provides access to your most frequently used commands in Excel, no matter which tab of the Ribbon is active.

Flash Fill

Easily reformat, rearrange, and extract information from imported data.

One-click forecasting

Create forecast charts based on existing data and predict future trends with a simple click.

Mobile apps for your devices

Review and edit documents from anywhere with the Office mobile apps. Enjoy a familiar user experience on iOS®, Android™ and Windows mobile devices.

New mapping features

Transform geographic data into professional-looking visualizations in just a few steps.

Recommended Charts

Excel recommends the best ways to present your data based on the context and recent work patterns. New bars, colors and icons help to highlight trends.

Always up to date

Always have the latest Office apps, features, and services.

Compare Excel 2010 and Excel with Office 365

Excel in Office 365

*included with Office 365

Excel 2010

Efficient files With XML-based file formats, documents are smaller, more robust, and integrate with more information systems and external data systems.
Improved toolbar The Quick Access toolbar provides access to your most frequently used commands in Excel, no matter which tab of the Ribbon is active.
Flash Fill Easily reformat, rearrange, and extract information from imported data.
One-click forecasting Create forecast charts based on existing data and predict future trends with a simple click.
Mobile apps for your devices Review and edit documents from anywhere with the Office mobile apps. Enjoy a familiar user experience on iOS®, Android™ and Windows mobile devices.
New mapping features Transform geographic data into professional-looking visualizations in just a few steps.
Recommended Charts Excel recommends the best ways to present your data based on the context and recent work patterns. New bars, colors and icons help to highlight trends.
Always up to date Always have the latest Office apps, features, and services.

Excel in Office 365

*included with Office 365

Excel 2010

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Office 2010 suites include applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. They’re available as a one-time purchase for use on a single PC.

Office 365 plans include premium versions of these applications plus other services that are enabled over the Internet, including online storage with OneDrive and Skype minutes for home use. With Office 365 you get the full, installed Office experience on PCs, Macs, tablets (including iPad® and Android™ tablet) and phones. Office 365 plans are available as a monthly or annual subscription. Learn more.

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However, Internet access is required to install and activate all the latest releases of Office suites and all Office 365 subscription plans. For Office 365 plans, Internet access is also needed to manage your subscription account, for example to install Office on other PCs or to change billing options. Internet access is also required to access documents stored on OneDrive, unless you install the OneDrive desktop app.

You should also connect to the Internet regularly to keep your version of Office up to date and benefit from automatic upgrades. If you don’t connect to the Internet at least every 31 days, your applications will go into reduced functionality mode, which means that you can view or print your documents but cannot edit the documents or create new ones. To reactivate your Office applications, reconnect to the Internet.

Yes. Documents that you have created belong fully to you. You can choose to store them online on OneDrive or locally on your PC or Mac.


If you cancel your subscription or it expires, you can still access and download all your files by signing in to OneDrive directly using the Microsoft account you used to set up Office 365. You do lose the additional storage that comes with your subscription, so you must save your files elsewhere or buy more OneDrive storage if your OneDrive account exceeds the free storage quota.

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To add someone to your subscription, visit www.office.com/myaccount and follow the onscreen instructions to add a user. Each person you add will receive an email with the steps they need to follow. Once they have accepted and completed the steps, their information, including the installs they are using, will appear on your My Account page. You can stop sharing your subscription with someone or remove a device they are using at www.office.com/myaccount.

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Microsoft Excel with an Office 365 subscription is the latest version of Excel. Previous versions include Excel 2013, Excel 2010, and Excel 2007.

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