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No-one learns Excel for fun. But if you have good-to-excellent Excel skills you’ll stand a better chance in today’s highly competitive job market

# Who I am and What I Do

I’m Mike Thomas. I have over 25 years experience designing and delivering training courses and I’ve been working with Excel since the early 90’s as a user, a Developer and a Trainer.

As I said at the top of the page, “No-one learns Excel for fun. But if you have good-to-excellent Excel skills you’ll stand a better chance in today’s highly competitive job market.” Through my training courses, videos and written tutorials, I hope that I can help to make a difference.

# Latest Excel Tutorials

My latest written and video based Excel tutorials. For more tutorials, please visit the Tutorials section (use the menu at the top of the screen)

## Excel 2010 – Create a Combo Chart

A combo (or combination chart) is a chart that plots multiple sets of data using two different chart types. A typical combo chart uses a line and a column. Despite being out of support for several years, Excel 2010 is still in use in many organisations, however,...

## Power Pivot and Power Query

Do you need to create pivot tables from multiple datasets? Do you spend too much time cleaning up imported data before it can be used?

## Excel – What is a Dashboard?

One of the training courses that I deliver is how to create a dashboard in Excel. In this short video I explain what an Excel-based dashboard means to me.

## Excel 2016 – Create a Map Chart

A Map Chart (new in the November 2016 release of Excel 2016 for Office 365 subscribers) allows you to quickly and easily display geographic data as a map

## Rounding Time to the Nearest 15 Minutes

I was recently asked how to round a time to the nearest 15 minutes. The question was in relation to the “7 minute rule” where employee clock in and clock out times are rounded to the nearest quarter hour.

## Calculate Date Difference with Custom Weekends

The NETWORKDAYS.INTL function will calculate the number of working days between 2 dates but will also allow you to define which days are weekends. Useful for regional variations.

## Create a Geographic Heat Map in Excel

Heatmaps are just one way to analyse and present data in a visual way. They are especially useful when it comes to geographic-based data.