Why Microsoft Excel?1:09 with Michael Watson
Microsoft Excel is the most popular spreadsheet software for business. It's powerful toolset, and wide user base make it the best choice for business analysts.
[MUSIC] 0:00 There are many software options for creating and using spreadsheets. 0:04 Google's Sheets is a highly functional free option with 0:09 many features you'd find in commercial desktop applications. 0:12 However if you plan on using spreadsheets in a business 0:17 you almost certainly be using Microsoft Excel. 0:20 It's the most popular spreadsheet software and used by many if not most, 0:23 businesses to build spreadsheets and do data analysis and visualization. 0:27 Excel is not only popular but it's also very powerful. 0:32 It can hold more data than free options like Google Sheets. 0:37 And includes many powerful functions that business and data analysts need. 0:40 We'll be using Excel for the intermediate and 0:46 advanced spreadsheet courses here at Treehouse. 0:47 And I recommend that you purchase a copy of Excel if you don't already have one. 0:50 Sometimes Excel comes pre-installed on new computers. 0:55 So check to see if you already have a copy. 0:58 In the next few videos in the workshop I'll take you through a quick of Excel for 1:01 both Mac and Windows systems. 1:05 Let's get started. 1:08
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