Well, this video has been a preview for a few weeks now – hoping to get some feedback from those interested in preventing spreadsheet risk.
None so far.
But the good news is, the clever people out there have spotted some ancillary ideas in this video. There’s plenty of interest from those who want to
- Share the same data among many spreadsheets
- Update a back-end table with selected updates
- Use a shared data model outside the spreadsheet(s)
- Selectively password protect sensitive data
So my faith in coolness of the Excel user community is restored.
I’m reminded of the story of 3M and the yellow Post-It tabs. Apparently, (I’m leaning towards this being a made-up story!) the 3M researchers were looking to produce an adhesive that will never come apart. But they failed. But it spawned a whole new incredibly successful product!