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    Thanks for logging this great suggestion, Zack, and to others for voting it up. We’ll prioritize this according to the number of votes, so if there’s more interest, please make sure to register your vote!

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    Ashvini Sharma
    Lead Program Manager
    Excel

    Ron commented  · 

    Re: Simon Hurst commented · May 16, 2019 11:50 PM ·
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    Presumably there is no progress on this because the Access team have forbidden the Excel team from dealing with this very significant flaw in case it means that Excel can be used for basic database stuff rather than using a proper database.
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    I don't think that is a problem. PowerPivot and DataManager give Excel lots of DB functionality. And take a look at the FREE download PowerBI. It too does a lot of DB "functions".

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    Hi all,

    I’m happy to announce that your input has had another direct impact on the product. In this case, a decision has been made to have Power Pivot be available in all Windows editions (“SKUs”) of Excel! This means the Business, Home, Standard, etc.. all of these will have Power Pivot. As your comments have indicated, Power Pivot has moved from targeting a specialized audience to generally useful capability for working with data in spreadsheets. As such, it makes sense to make this as broadly available as possible.

    We have started rolling this change out with the April Current Channel updates (Builds 9330 and beyond). I’m also happy to announce that these SKU changes will be reflected on the upcoming 2019 version as well.

    Thank you for pushing for this!

    Ashvini Sharma
    PM Manager
    Excel

    Ron commented  · 

    Thanks for acting on the suggestion.

    I hope that MS extends the concept to all features in Office applications. Get back to the original Office concept, only one "version" of an application. Everyone gets the same features. Granted, that may not possible going across operating systems, but within a given OS, everyone should have the same feature set.

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    Ron commented  · 

    This is not a problem limited to Excel. It also happens in Word to a lesser extent. It is all part of the DUMBING DOWN of Office desktop applications to allow them to work on teeny tiny PORTRAIT smartphone screens to the detriment of large LANDSCAPE 16:10 desktop monitors. Desktop monitors do not have vertical space to waste, the ribbon is to phat already.

    I thought one of the key features of Win 10 was that feature to redraw stuff to fit the screen. Why is this change hardcoded into Office apps. It should be a dynamic change based on the computing environment.

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