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#1 patrick ohrn

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 07:19 PM

Will you be offering an Excel 2016 course or is it a carbon copy of Excel 2013?

 

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#2 Mike

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 10:37 AM

Hi Patrick

 

Essential Skills

 

For Essential Skills, Excel 2016 isn't an exact "carbon copy" of Excel 2013 but it is very, very similar with the exception of Cloud Computing support.  There's not a huge number of new features and most users won't even notice that they have upgraded.

 

Cloud Computing has been evolving rapidly in the last couple of years so there's been a lot of movement in multi-device support  (covered fully in the revised Cloud Computing session in the new Excel 2016 Essential Skills book).  

 

You can purchase "Learn Excel 2016 Essential Skills with The Smart Method" as a paper printed book or e-book.  This book is in stock at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk and is available from any bookstore by quoting ISBN 978-1-909253-08-7.

 

Expert Skills

 

Expert Skills is also very similar to Excel 2013 with the exception of two new OLAP tools (3D Maps and Get & Transform).  These tools were previously known as Power Maps and Power Query and used to be only available as add-ins.  They now (along with the PowerPivot data model) are an integral part of Excel so are fully covered three dedicated OLAP-related sessions in the new Excel 2016 Expert Skills book (making it about 100 pages bigger than the 2013 book).

 

You can purchase "Learn Excel 2016 Expert Skills with The Smart Method" as a paper printed book or e-book.  This book is in stock at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk and is available from any bookstore by quoting ISBN 978-1-909253-09-4.

 

If you prefer the video course and you're using Excel 2016 (or if you need Expert Skills right now) you won't find it difficult to work thorough the 2013 course using the 2016 release.  There will be minor differences in some dialogs but they are very easy to work around.

 

Best regards

 

 

Mike Smart 


Mike Smart is the author of ten world best-selling Excel books. The books are available in printed form for for Excel 2007, Excel 2010, Excel 2013, Excel 2016 for Windows and Excel 2016 for Apple Mac. Mike has also recorded over 850 video lessons (that you can watch online) for Excel 2007, Excel 2010 and Excel 2013.
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#3 ajbozdar

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 01:25 PM

This thread was helpful two days ago, but it seems you have published 2016 videos as well.



#4 Mike

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 04:31 PM

There are no Excel 2016-specific videos published to date. 

 

You can, however, purchase our Excel 2016 books (as a downloadable, printable PDF e-book) that can also be read online.  When you buy the e-book you don't just get the current version but also the next two versions.  This means that if you bought the e-book today, you'd also get access to another e-book in January 2018 and July 2018 to support the next two releases of Excel 2016.  It is, of course, extremely confusing to even call the current Excel version "Excel 2016" but Microsoft still often do.  More recently you'll usually see it referred to as "Excel 365" to reflect the fact that it is a constantly changing product (with new semi-annual releases that add new features and remove old ones).

 

It is the ever-changing nature of Excel 2016 (Excel 365) that makes it impossible to create a video course as the time needed to record and edit the course is around the same six months as the life of the product.  That's why we're encouraging users to use the e-Book instead.

 

We do intend to add selected videos to the 2016 course and you'll see that happening in the future.  The videos will tend to be those that teach theory though rather than specific features - there will never be a video for every lesson as is possible with the 2007/2010/2013 courses.

 

Best Regards

 

 

Mike Smart


Mike Smart is the author of ten world best-selling Excel books. The books are available in printed form for for Excel 2007, Excel 2010, Excel 2013, Excel 2016 for Windows and Excel 2016 for Apple Mac. Mike has also recorded over 850 video lessons (that you can watch online) for Excel 2007, Excel 2010 and Excel 2013.
Mike Smart is also part of the team that answers questions posted on the ExcelCentral.com forums.




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