MC221738 – Updates to the Ideas Feature in Excel (archived)

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As part of our efforts to improve the usability and discoverability of the Ideas feature in Excel, we are going to begin rollout of a naming update to highlight that the focus of this connected experience is to make Data Analysis simpler, faster and more intuitive. Note: this change does not impact functionality, only the name. The "remove Ideas button from the Ribbon" policy setting, which located under User Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Microsoft Excel 2016\Intelligent Services, will not be affected during this change. In the next 3 months we will be retiring the Group Policy as the Ideas functionality is a Connected Experiences in Office and there are new privacy policies for managing the experience. When this will happen We will be rolling out the naming change for Ideas in early October.

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Admin impact, Feature update, User impact

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Awareness Plan For Change

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