Excel 2010 – 64-bit Edition

One of the most obvious new features of Microsoft Excel 2010 is its 64-bit edition.  If you have over 4GB of memory and a 64-bit Windows operating system; then you may consider upgrading to Microsoft Excel 2010 64-bit edition.  It allows you to create gigantic Excel spreadsheet, i.e. over 2 GB limit.


I don’t recommend Excel users to create any huge worksheet because it is often problematic.  I encourage them to move their data to a database if the worksheet is too big.  However, I understand some organizations may not have a database server and their Excel worksheets can hit the 32-bit limit.  With the 64-bit edition, the 2 GB limit is gone and you can also do a pivot table analysis on large database recordsets. You might need to review your VBA code and make updates in order to get it working with 64-bit Excel. You may also need to have 64-bit versions of any ActiveX controls, COM Add-ins, or XLLs if these are used in your solutions.  Please consult your IT department before upgrade to Microsoft Excel 2010 64-bit edition.

Andrew Chan is the owner and founder of ALG Inc.

About Andrew Chan
Andrew Chan is an Business Consultant who gives you accurate, consistent and timely information so that you can make better and faster decisions. He is an Associate of Society of Actuaries with over 20 years of IT experience. Apart from strong analytical skills and proven technical background, he was also a former system director at Manulife who had extensive project management experience. If you are looking for someone to gather, consolidate, validate, visualize and analyze data, look no further! Andrew can provide the most cost effective business analytics solution so that you can explore, optimize, predict and visualize your business. Don’t guess on any decision, no matter it is finance, operation, marketing or sales! Always ask for evidence!

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