Create a 64-bit version of Excel
Computer hardware and operating systems have been 64-bit for over a decade. Excel (and Office) still run as 32-bit applications, unless one goes out of their way to install 64-bit.
Can you make changes to Excel necessary to recommend 64-bit as the default?
(2016-05-10 Dan [MS] - added this idea to break out the 64-bit portion of this existing idea, since we've added the ability for 32-bit to address more memory: https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304921-excel-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/13522164-increase-usable-memory-or-switch-to-64-bit-excel-a )
marioustx excel commented
XL 64-bit for large corporations requires a migration. If not proper planning many thing will go wrong.
Larry Tavares commented
If you do change the default to 64-bit can you make sure 32-bit computers will still work since the software does know which computer is being used.