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Microsoft Excel Loses Features That Were Not Being Used

Microsoft Excel is losing a trio of features, including the Money advanced template and a couple of partner tools.


has sent feature assassins into Excel to take out features that users are no longer using. While we get accustomed to receiving new tools on the popular spreadsheet app, Microsoft does sometimes depreciate features. And this week the company says it will end support for three features from June 2023.

According to the company, all the three features are only available to customers. In other words, non-subscribers will see no difference. Microsoft says it is removing the features because not enough people are using them anymore.

That is probably true, but also bad news for any of the remaining customers who do use the features.

The first of those features is Money. If you are unfamiliar with this tool, it is a dynamic template that allows users to automatically connect their bank information directly to Microsoft Excel. According to the company, from June 30, 2023, the app will no longer connect financial account data, whether new or existing.

Partner Features

Although, users of the Money feature will still be able to keep current data and it will remain secure with Microsoft unable to see the data. The company points out there are alternative premium templates in Excel to replace Money.

Next is the Wolfram Data Types, which was born from a partnership between Microsoft and Wolfram several years ago. That partnership will not be renewed, so Microsoft is instead looking for its own similar solutions. All existing Data Types and new ones will stop working from June 11, 2023, although the existing data will not be removed.

Lastly, Microsoft is removing another partner feature but hasn't gone into detail on the specifics. That feature will be removed on June 30, 2023.

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Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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