Microsoft Office 365 Roadmap shows upcoming bitcoin support for Excel

Chances are that Microsoft Office 365 represents one of the world’s most popular applications, found on millions of computers from all around the world.

According to recent reports, it seems like Microsoft has chosen to take yet another step in the right direction to promote the digital currency. The Office 365 roadmap lists a couple of updates that will soon be available to subscribers.

With this in mind, something known as Bitcoin Currency Format Support will be offered for Excel 2016 users. This means that users will be able to use Excel to analyse and track bitcoin-based data, using a couple of number formatting options. There are a few other updates in store, which have been categorized as launched, in development, rolling out, previously released and cancelled.

By taking a look at these, Microsoft’s steady approach to support Bitcoin’s growing popularity can be noticed. The Bitcoin Currency Format Support feature for Excel is currently in development and is bound to work for Excel on Windows, Excel Mobile, Excel for Android and Excel Mobile for Windows.

Not long ago, Microsoft has mistakenly made an announcement regarding the removal of bitcoin support from the Windows Store. Shortly after, they stated that the announcement was a mistake, and that bitcoin support will continue.

Based on everything that has been outlined so far, what do you personally think about Microsoft’s decision to support bitcoin growth through their Microsoft 365 updates? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Source: Office 365 Roadmap

  • Helio Dias

    I am all in with Microsoft now.. After all they were the ones who first made it possible for simple mortals to communicate with machines , scalability is their business … they should know a bit about software coding and digital revolution by now..:-)

  • Fact is the Microsoft Store does not accept BTC on checkout. After chatting with a MS Store Rep it was confirmed there is not support for paying with bitcoin on their online store. So I am not sure what this dis-info is about here and on the similar Tech-Crunch article as well. A little fact checking goes a long way!

  • Expanse <3

    Great.Users will be able to use Excel to analyse and track bitcoin-based data.