Excel 2010 Data Visualization Features 'Sparklines, Data bars' and more

Excel 2010 has several improvements in the data visualization area; First off, added a visualization “Sparklines ‘intense, simple, word-sized graphics’” help bring meaning and context to numbers being reported and, unlike a chart, are meant to be embedded into what they are describing. -Data bars and icon sets have been enhanced. “In Excel 2010, we have introduced negative value data bars which can […]

Excel 2010 has several improvements in the data visualization area; First off, added a visualization “Sparklines ‘intense, simple, word-sized graphics’” help bring meaning and context to numbers being reported and, unlike a chart, are meant to be embedded into what they are describing. 
-Data bars and icon sets have been enhanced. “In Excel 2010, we have introduced negative value data bars which can help analyze trends when negative values are involved. By default, we smartly position the axis in the cell so that a small negative value will not occupy half the cell lengths when bigger positives values are also in the range. If you prefer, we let you position the axis in the center of the cell.”
-Also, there’re improvements to charting, especially around the performance and rendering of charts.

More infoSparklines in Excel | Icon Set Improvements | Data Bar Improvements | Improvements to Chart Performance