We are the Microsoft Excel team - Ask Us Anything!
We are the Microsoft Excel team. We are engineers that design, implement, and test the versions of Excel that you use every day including Windows, MacOS, iOS (both iPhone and now iPad), the Web (Excel Online) and mobile platforms like Windows Phone.
We're full of coffee and pizza and we’re excited to answer your questions so feel free to ask us anything!
We'll focus on the questions about stuff we know the most about - Excel for the platforms we support, and questions about us or the Excel team. Oh, and Clippy.
We'll start answering questions at 13:00 PDT (16:00 EDT) and be here to answer your questions till 14:30 PDT (17:30 EDT).
To answer your questions we have:
- Aaron Wilson - a Program Manager for Mac Excel, and Excel on iOS
- Ben Rampson - a Program Manager for Excel (specialist in BI and Charting)
- Joe LeBlanc - a Tester (QA) for Mac Excel, and Excel on iOS
- Matty Androski - a Developer for Excel
- Sam Radakovitz - a Program Manager for Excel Online, and Desktop Excel.
And of course me - Dan Battagin - a Program Manager for Excel Online, and Desktop Excel.
The post can be verified here: https://twitter.com/msexcel/status/451827610855559168
-dan (for the Excel Team)
[Edit @ 14:18 PDT] We're going to be here for another 15 minutes or so - we're having a great time. Keep the questions coming!
[Edit @ 14:32 PDT] OK reddit - it's Friday afternoon, and we've got a few work things to wrap up before we head out for the weekend. We may answer a few more questions over the next few days. We may also do another AMA in the future - we had a great time with this one!
[Edit @ 14:43 PDT] We're still here answering. Man this is fun.
[Edit @ 15:00 PDT] The room is clearing out. We may try to get to some of the unanswered questions in the next few days - thanks for everything!
-danb (for the entire Excel team)