The introduction is always written last. After updating 38 chapters, I reflect back on the things that simply knocked my socks off in this version of Excel.

For people who are new to Excel:

• The Flash Fill and Quick Analysis features will be huge timesavers. Read about those features in Chapter 2, “Introducing Flash Fill and Quick Analysis.”

• The new JavaScript Excel App Store holds a lot of promise. A few good apps are there right now. Microsoft is currently training more people to write apps, so hopefully by the time you are reading this, there will be many more apps. Read about apps in Chapter 5, “Extending Excel with Excel Apps and Add-Ins.”

For people who use Excel every day:

• After you create a chart, a paintbrush icon appears ...

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