Excel Interesting Facts

 

You Should know Excel Interesting Facts

Excel Was Born on 30-Sep-1985

Yes, the program that has served as the foundation for my paycheck for over 15 years was saved to a Master Disk and rushed to market on this day in 1985. Given the impact Excel has had on the way the modern world works with data, it should be a global holiday. But I suspect this day will go unnoticed by almost all of Excel’s 1.2 billion users.

DID YOU KNOW…?

Second Real Facts of Excel The father of Excel is widely considered to be this man. Douglas Kundler. In 1981, Kundler joined Microsoft straight out of MIT and served as the Lead Developer for Excel. It’s estimated that he wrote a third of the original code himself, including the revolutionary “intelligent recalculation” paradigm. Intelligent Recalculation allowed Excel to recalculate only those cells affected by user changes. This gave Excel a huge advantage over Lotus 1-2-3 in terms of processing speed.

 

 

 

EXCEL First Version

Excel 1.0 was largely based on Microsoft’s graphical Multi plan spreadsheet application and a Charting application it developed for the MAC. – Excel Interesting Facts

 

Excel could be Name as Master Plan or Mr.Spreadsheet

-Microsoft settled on the name “Excel” for the final product, but other proposed names were put forth – including “Master Plan” and “Mr. Spreadsheet” but finally they Decide to continue with Name Excel –  this is really Interesting Facts of Excel

 

Some of Excel Features We are taking Granted

Some of the Excel features we take for granted today, were actually included in Excel 1.0 just because they seemed like a nifty thing to do. At the time, features like Paste Special, Print Preview, and Array formulas were considered to be obscure features added as “bells and whistles”.

Pivot Table Lovers Must know this

The beloved PivotTable was not in the first version of Excel. In fact, the idea for pivot tables didn’t come from Microsoft at all. Lotus developer Pito Salas invented the Pivot Table paradigm, helping Lotus develop and launch their IMPROV application in 1991. Users loved IMPROV immediately. Unfortunately for Lotus, so did their competitors. Both Borland and Microsoft immediately went to work implementing their own versions of IMPROV. Borland implemented a tool called DataPivot into their Quattro Pro application, while Microsoft implemented PivotTables in Excel 5 (1993).

 

Microsoft released Excel in 1985

When Microsoft released Excel in 1985, they entered into an exclusivity contract with Apple promising not to release a PC version of Excel for two years. In exchange, Microsoft would get the code details for many of the MAC’s system features. PC users would not see Excel until 1987 when Apple’s two-year contract expired. Before 1987, PC users were stuck with the DOS version of Multi plan.

 

Lotus 1-2-3 was never ported to the MAC.

Instead, Lotus decided to develop a new spreadsheet program for the MAC called Jazz. In fact, it was the threat of Jazz that forced Microsoft into the strategic decision to release Excel on the MAC instead of their own DOS system. In the end though, Jazz was steamy turd that nobody liked. It failed miserably, making Excel the clear winner on the MAC. Most tech history geeks believe that if Lotus would have just ported 1-2-3 immediately to the MAC instead of diddling with Jazz, we very well could be celebrating 30 years of LOTUS right now.

Gabe Newell

Microsoft hired its very first QA Tester during the development of Excel (Gabe Newell, now a millionaire and co-founder of Valve Software.) Before that, developers would test their own applications. Gabe is shown here in the typical IT polo shirt complete with grease stains down the front.

Excel features we take for granted today

Some of the Excel features we take for granted today, were actually included in Excel 1.0 just because they seemed like a nifty thing to do. At the time, features like Paste Special, Print Preview, and Array formulas were considered to be obscure features added as “bells and whistles”.

 

Excel 3.0 (1991) was the first application to use the modern toolbar. This would become a standard for many desktop applications for years.

The beloved PivotTable was not in the first version of Excel. In fact, the idea for pivot tables didn’t come from Microsoft at all. Lotus developer Pito Salas invented the Pivot Table paradigm, helping Lotus develop and launch their IMPROV application in 1991. Users loved IMPROV immediately. Unfortunately for Lotus, so did their competitors. Both Borland and Microsoft immediately went to work implementing their own versions of IMPROV. Borland implemented a tool called DataPivot into their Quattro Pro application, while Microsoft implemented PivotTables in Excel 5 (1993).

 

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    (December 15, 2017 - 2:47 pm)

    I like your web and blog, hope get more knlowledge from you thanks a lot

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      (December 15, 2017 - 8:16 pm)

      THANKS RAMESH

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    (December 16, 2017 - 1:54 pm)

    Its relly interesting facts

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