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12-Aug-2010 Analyse-it 2.22 adds support for Excel 2010

Update 4th April 2012

The Analyse-it Standard Edition version 3.00 now supports 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Excel 2010. For more information see Analyse-it Standard Edition .

 

Original article

It's been a few months since we released Analyse-it 2.22, which added compatibility with, what was then, the Excel 2010 release candidate. Now Excel 2010 is available it seems many are upgrading from Excel 2003 and are contacting us to ask whether Analyse-it is compatible. It is!

Interestingly, starting with Office 2010, Microsoft is providing 32- and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Excel. Until now Excel has been a 32-bit application only (going back to Excel 5 which was a 16-bit application). Excel 64-bit natively supports the 64-bit microprocessors becoming more common in desktop PCs and allows you to work with truly enormous quantities of data.

Unfortunately most Excel add-ins, such as Analyse-it, are 32-bit applications and are not compatible with the 64-bit versions. It will take sometime until add-ins like Analyse-it natively support 64-bit – it has taken Microsoft many years to take the first step. For this reason, Microsoft recommends you only choose to install Excel 64-bit if you really need it. And 99.99% of users don’t. Excel 32-bit supports over 1million rows by over 65,000 columns and up to 2GB workbooks – that’s a lot of information!

If you have to choose whether to install Excel 32- or 64-bit, and want to use Analyse-it, ensure you choose to install the 32-bit release. And before you think you'll have your cake and eat it – you can't install both 32-bit and 64-bit versions on the same PC. It's one or the other. See Microsoft’s advice: 32-bit vs 64-bit editions of Office 2010.

How to download and install 2.22

You can download Analyse-it version 2.22 now at:

/support/download.aspx 

When you’ve downloaded the update, simply install over your existing version of Analyse-it. There’s no need to uninstall the old version and you won’t need your product key to reactivate Analyse-it -- unless you’re upgrading from Analyse-it version 1.xx in which case you’ll need to request a product key to activate Analyse-it 2.20.

Network administrators can install Analyse-it version 2.22 by repeating the server installation steps as described at /userguide/install_net.aspx

What's changed in this release?

Since many of you work in regulated environments, and need to re-validate changes made in each Analyse-it update, we have described the changes in the change log at:

/support/changes.aspx 

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