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What is NPV?

If you’re here and reading this post, then you’ve probably been asked to calculate the Net Present Value of a set of cash flows in Excel. Over the next few posts, I’ll walk you through Net Present Value (or NPV) as a concept and then go into the details of how to calculate this in …

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2 Tips to become more efficient at Microsoft Excel

As part of my day job, I’ve spent a lot of time working with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint. Not only with 2010, but also with Excel 2003 and Excel 2007. And with any task or software, the more you use it, the more efficient you get with it. Below are two key tips that I have learnt and …

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Free upgrade to Windows 10 for all users

In a startling revelation, Terry Myerson, who runs Microsoft’s operating systems unit, announced that all users of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 will get a free upgrade to Windows 10. This also includes everyone who are, either knowingly or unknowingly, running a non-genuine version of Windows! This seems to be Microsoft’s plan to battle pirates …

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Excel Paste Special

This amazing Excel shortcut will save you hours!

This is one very powerful and, in my opinion, less used feature of Microsoft Excel. Many of you are familiar with Paste Special, also popularly called Alt + E + S after the legacy Excel 2003 shortcut which still holds true to this day. Below is what the Paste Special window looks like. You can …

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How to stop personalised ads from Microsoft

Advertisement tracking is pretty much a given in today’s world. Major networks like Google and Microsoft are serving advertisements on thousands of websites and they attempt to serve you relevant ads based on your browsing experience. But, you can stop the tracking and serving of personalised ads.