Posted by Openness Team

 If you’re a Microsoft Excel fan who is hoping to use familiar technologies to meet the open data mandate, you should check out the just released Socrata Open Data Connector for Microsoft Office 365.

By adding support for the Open Data Protocol (OData), an open standard for accessing data over the web, users will be able to seamlessly access datasets from within their Excel spreadsheets, and keep them in sync as data changes.

For a tutorial on how this release will help you access and analyze open data sets from within Excel or build and share dashboards using Microsoft Power BI for Office 365, please sign up for the webinar on March 26 or visit the Socrata blog today.