Hello all and a Happy New Year!
We're pleased to have teamed up with our partners Filtered to run a competition for some great prizes - namely free access to all of Filtered's great Microsoft Office and business courses for one lucky winner. There's also a grand prize of free access for you and up to nine colleagues for the best submission by an Excel Community / IT Faculty member - so if you are a member, please enter behind the paywall here. If you'd like to find out more about becoming an Excel Community subscriber, read more here - including the Excel courses from Filtered that membership lets you access.
The competition is for your Excel New Year's Resolution. What's something you want to commit to improving this year - a new skill you want to learn, a piece of best practice you want to stick to, or a bad habit you want to kick? It can be anything big or small - we'll pick our favourites for a follow-up post and identify our winners.
Here are the competition rules:
If you're looking for some inspiration, consider reading our Excel thought leadership:
I want to become really proficient at the Get and Transform Data. I've become very capable with Pivot Tables and used them to great effect with various clients. But Get and Transform remain something of a mystery!
To ensure that all my spreadsheets, including inputs, outputs, calculations, VBA and Power Query formulae, are properly and fully documented so that others can understand them and maintain them.
To ensure I'm not wasting 90% of the time I spend in Excel because of the use of cell-based (legacy) Excel rather than using the Power Query/Get & Transform tools.