Microsoft released a new development milestone of the Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket Add-in for Excel -- is a free application that allows discovering and importing of data from Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket into Microsoft Office Excel.
"Microsoft Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket Add-in for Excel (CTP 2) provides a simple experience allowing you to discover datasets published on the Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket right within Excel. Users can browse and search for a rich set of datasets from various content publishers within a tool they already use," Microsoft stated.
"The add-in features a full buying experience that allows users to identify interesting data and purchase them directly from within the workbook."
"With only a couple of clicks, the user can query their datasets and import the data as a table into Excel. Once in the workbook, the data can be visualized, joined with other data sources (including owned/on premise data) or exported to be used in other applications," the company added.
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