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Microsoft Excel spreadsheets now take custom live data – Engadget

Microsoft Excel now takes al kinds of custom data, expanding spreadsheets well past the usual text and numbers.

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Microsoft is still finding ways to inject drama into spreadsheets. The Vergereports that Microsoft is giving Excel support for custom live data types, expanding the content you can include well past text, numbers and the occasional stock quote. You could slip a country’s data into a cell and create a formula that extracts the most recent population for your sheet, for example.
The approach works by using logic to structure the data you insert into a given cell, using Power BI to connect data types…

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