Introduction to Microsoft Excel 1990

Dipublikasikan tanggal 28 Mar 2013
Microsoft Excel Video with Jan Brehm

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  • It’s nice to know that 30 years ago my grade 5 excel skills would have closed a massive business deal.

    • @Pinedhuitre 2A What do you consider complex today. But in the future, it can become as easy as child's play. I advise you to always observe the context of the reality of that time when technology is not the same as it is today.

    • @Robert Law to the politicians and hustlers LIVE and LET LIVE

    • @Shaia pouf lmfao

    • It's amazing horrible acting horrible direction horrible production horrible camera work, Steve Jobs did it better with Hollywood director

    • 😁👍

  • They actually did a great job showing the main features that people want from a product like that. It was pretty much the whole workflow for 99% of people who use it.

    • @Chraan Excel in 1994 (v5.0) definitely had charts, but idk if 4.0 like in this video already had it too.

    • It's at 999 likes and I'm gonna make it 1k

    • @Chraan Did they not have them then? I didn't use it until the late 90s, maybe 2000, and they had charts then so I presumed they'd been included since the start. Every day is a school day.

    • Yeah fr

    • Wow, no wonder people who work in offices have depression 😩

  • Bateman would like this. The whole thing has a clear, crisp look, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the figures a big boost.

  • It’s kinda odd to think that a piece of software that has become completely common place on most computers and is taken for granted by nearly everyone was such a game changing and revolutionary program back when it was released

    • See the relation?

    • You know it's completely revolutionary when it becomes mundane decades later.

    • @Mike Matei Inspector Gadget Oh yeah it gets over the top a lot but im just there for the funny memes, but i will admit some people take it way too far and make it theor whole life

    • Why r u so surprised? That's pretty much history of every successful invention and a product in the world

    • @DVD Copy of Shark Tale i used to go on there but it got a little over the top and cringy so I stopped. Saw some funny memes here and there but it was getting to the point it was just a massive circle jerk over Bimmy and Screenwave. I’ve had the Inspector Gadget thing as my username for a while now. I just love brown bricks in minecrap

  • Honestly, I didn't even KNOW AutoFill was a thing since the beginning of Excel, I always thought it was a recent feature, to have that from the beginning is freaking smart, good work Microsoft!

  • 30 years later, and nothing has changed: The world still uses excel; There is still one guy doing the work; There are still three guys being clueless; There is still one guy pushing to go faster, thinking the project is doomed… and taking the credit when everything works out.

    • shit's been like this for 30 CENTRUIES

    • Iam the clueless guy. 🤣🥹

    • Hahahaha true

    • 🤣🤣🤣😂😂🙏🏻🙏🏻

    • And there is still that guy with the bicycle helmet

  • Before Excel, clunky, DOS-based 'Lotus 123' was the industry standard for spreadsheets. It got the job done, but it was cumbersome to use. Excel was a breath of fresh air. Same thing with MS Word vs. Wordperfect for DOS. That laptop he was using probably cost around $4,000.

  • Very cool seeing this. My dad worked as a consultant for Microsoft and taught some of the very first people how to use Excel and Word :)

    • @FearOne I was thinking native Americans 😄

    • What was it like to live among the very first people?

    • Homo habilis?

  • I didn't know these features existed 30 years ago. Kudos to the team that designed and developed it back then 🙂

  • How do I know Excel was brought to us by a time traveler? 30 years later... It's still the best pound for pound all-around data tool. Will hold that title for years to come.

  • It’s kinda wild that, 30 years later, those features work pretty much exactly the same in modern Excel. They nailed it from day one.

    • I wouldn't say "They nailed it from day one". Because it's an ad from 1992, the year Microsoft released Office 3, including Excel 4. So there have been a few previous iterations to improve upon. The first versions were Macintosh only though. If I'm not mistaken, Excel 3 was the first to release for both Macintosh and Windows at the same time.

    • @User One Yeah, keyboard shortcuts are much faster.

    • I still cant do it

    • @beetdiggingcougar I'm a child and I'm pretty good at if if I do say so myself

    • I doubt they "nailed it". Most likely they stole it from an existing program, probably one from WordPerfect.

  • I can vividly remember using Excel for the first time after having been using Lotus 123 for years. Absolutely mind-blowing!

  • I remember making my first excel sheet in 1997. Followed it up with designing my first code in Foxpro. It was just an invoice creation but felt like revolution.

    • I always heard names like foxpro, dbase and lotus and just figured they were crazy complex systems that only pros could ever understand. Then later in leaf realized they were just marketing names for simple utilities.

  • 30 years later, I am still like a professor in technology once I demonstrate how to use the SUM feature to my elders.

  • I can't tell you how many times I have found myself in this exact situation. Microsoft Excel is a lifesaver!

  • It's really, really hard to exactly describe how ridiculously revolutionary this was when it came out.

    • Imagine how hard it is to hold that 20lb laptop

    • @Trevor Austin Lotus history makes me smile. How could they fail so hard? Idk

    • @Sk K well, you're right. But my last laptop was bought in 2013, and in 2014 I bought an I-pod tablet, in 2017 I use smartphones only for my work... In ten years a PC became obsolete and is no more in use... So imagine how amazing is the technology advance is! I do remember how new and strange it was to me that I am no more chained to the power cord, and I am free from home! That was really cool to do the job in the seashore in my car, or to combine travel with job! The working day became somewhat between an endless vacation, I was so much happy! Just imagine the same salary but I jump in a jet airliner and after a long 9 hour flight I am in Moscow enjoying 4 star hotel and historical museums, theatres... In December 2017 I spent the New year vacations in St.Petersberg, that awesome...and all the time you are nominally at work, you really work, you receive the payment. But no more dull window and working table... It's revolutionary

    • @Michael Boyko 2008 is not that long ago. With that said I'm still using ms office 2007.

    • Unless you used a different computer like the Acorn, Amiga or Atari, which is where the ideas came from.

  • I use Excel all the time. And I never thought these features were such game changers back then :D Honestly, it's so natural for me to run quick data comparisons and checks with vlookup, Power Query or pivot tables on a daily basis that only the dazzled stares of my coworkers make me realise what magic I have at the tip of my fingers :D and I'm not a pro...

  • I started my career posting to ledger cards on a mechanical accounting machine. It broke about one month before we converted to our first computer system and accounting software. My task was to use Lotus 123 v1A to emulate the input and output (via large 17" matrix printer) onto those ledger cards to complete and close the month so the new system could start with verified balances. What fun!

  • Its amazing how they were not surprised with a 60 floor building and a lift that goes up and down, yet they were surprised by (what is now) a simple software. Goes to show that development is a factor of where we dedicate our effort into

  • It is amazing to see that excel has the same features as today, 30 years ago.

  • Props to Microsoft Excel for single-handedly carrying the whole Microsoft Office suite.

  • This video entered to the history of program evolution. Once, today, I just made one touch to the history! I feel like very exciting myself, but I realize that all contribution of this system. Respect, MS!

  • Even now those features are relevant and kicking!!! It’s crazy to think how much powerful Excel is and we only use less than 1% of the features.

  • I started learning excel at the age of 8, I am 28 this year, I have been using this product for 20 years and I love it.

  • I remember working on 20/20 spreadsheet on a DEC VAX back during that time. I couldn't tell you if it was capable of doing any of that or not. I was a college intern brand new to spreadsheets and only used it to do the simplest of task.

  • This very accurately describes how important executives conduct businesses around the world today.

  • Great recommendations 30 years later :)

  • Man this was considered amazing back in the 90s, today you are required to be able to build a AI using excel to be qualified for a analyst job

  • This classic Microsoft Excel ad deserves to be digitalized.

  • All things considered, design decisions on that format cell dialogue box , autosum, and autofill have remained unchanged in 30years. Hats off to the original team that brought this to market

    • Human creativity and genius at its zenith

    • @wisenber OMG WordPerfect. A name I haven't heard in a long time.

    • @Patrick Valentino what? You mean they will like lie and exaggerate in an advert?!?

    • @Krishna Sanyal One of the best inventions in history of mankind: Microsoft Excel

    • And yet, they managed to screw up the File Save dialog in Office 365.

  • Working for a small business, I don’t know how we would get by without Excel. It is just so versatile and fills the gaps our off the shelf ERP systems can’t help us with unless we want to pay crazy amounts of customisation. Thank god for power query!

  • I learnt to use this thing in 6th grade and it is really awesome I always loved every software from Microsoft.. ❤️

  • Whenever I use excel I go into this deep transcendent state where I feel oneness with the businessman I was in 92, that thrill of fast deals and steadily improving tech side by side

  • Amazing commercial. Excel is still a powerful program in today's world. Thanks for sharing.

  • Imagine living in a world where this is considered impressive... How did people even do things before Excel?!

    • So...the present?

    • In that day, just him pulling out a briefcase sized computer in an elevator was pretty impressive too

    • Quattro Pro I guess

    • @Marty McFly The internet didn't exist back then.

    • So you weren't born yet

  • I don't know if this is an Ad but it was done right. I feel motivated to actually use this program and I've been using Excel for 15 years

  • Almost 10 yrs passed since this video, excel is still king. More than just math, good for anything really

  • 30 years later, the biggest limitations of the MS Office suites are the actual end users who never go beyond the most basic features.

  • I remember when I was a child and my uncle showing me how spreadsheets work. That was 10 years earlier than Excel in the early 80s with Lotus 1-2-3.

  • Microsoft had to target the most creative, intelligent and innovative people in the market: those of us who wait till the very last moment to finish the job.

    • @mpup54 OMG, I was trying to remember the spreadsheet I was using in the 90s and I was like "no, it wasn't Lotus 123, what... was.. it?".

    • @75hilmar Dude, I'm going to use that line 🤣

    • Ok

  • This is why folks over the age of 50 rely on excel sheets after another....it is what they learned in the 90s and what they used to. MS just improved excel over the years that these folks never got away from it from business use. If used properly and correctly, excel is extremely powerful to use in business.

  • It's hard to imagine that anybody now would sit through a 4 min ad even if it was the invention of time travel

  • What's accurate is how useful it is to those who need a robust program to stay strong, such as when project managing billions of dollars for a project. That guy talks about excel just like a project manager I know lol

  • insane I was just first grade at this year, and yes its still super widely used!

  • Even in 2022, autofill is still fun and fantastic to use, just so satisfying to drag and see all the numbers appear.

    • "Fun"

    • I didn't learn this technique until well into the 2000s, probably 15 years after this video.

    • Feels like I walked into an MS retirement party. Lotus 1 2 3 anyone?

    • Dragging formulae and format across multiple cells and columns is $my $jam

    • @dronespace I'm on your team when the zombies come.

  • I used a spreadsheet at work in 1989 called the "Smart Spreadsheet" and I'm pretty sure it could do all this

  • Excel has always been quite impressive.

  • Something funny about this… When I started working at my previous company back in 2013, fresh out of college me made a simple spread sheet for adding up totals (seriously, that’s about all it did), and the office freaked out and had no idea how I did it. I get everyone there was older/didn’t use computers a whole lot, but I was amazed that they were amazed by it lol

    • @Danat Amanov Man that's pretty insane lol. I mean not surprising, but still. Think it's funny how an advertisement about how amazing Excel can be when it first came out, is still the case today. But I mean heck, pretty sure they forced us to learn excel in grade school when I was a kid. We had to do science fair projects and make graphs and what not. Maybe that's not the case anymore?

    • There are still many people in 2022 who have absolutely no idea how Excel works, and what's more surprising that some of them are young. My 17 yo niece knows how to make a Tiktok video, yet has 0 clue on how to make an excel table. My mid-30s best friend who owns a business does all his math by calculator at the end of every month because he doesn't trust "machines".

  • I'm a '94 baby so I wasn't around for its release, but I can remember computers of the 90s well, first using them from the age of 2. I can't help but wonder how much that laptop must have been in this advert. Must have cost a fortune at the time

  • 30 years and there is always that guy with a slingbag and bicycle helmet. Those guys never die.

    • @Mark Never heard of that in all my life.

    • @Space Wargamer I work in an office, I've done both private and public sector and there's always been a shower and changing rooms in every office I've worked in.

    • @Mark Thats why idk what job do you have and I am asking, never heard of that except in gyms

    • @Space Wargamer By using the showers at work...?

    • @Mark How you take a shower before work then?

  • Damn! When will this kind of advance technology reach our hands?

  • BROTHER, YOU ARE THE BEST!!! You oooh really helped me!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

  • I feel like this when I show my high school students excel for analysing at their lab data.

  • Sometimes I wonder if these people were actually aware of how HUGE these programs would be in the future.

  • "Now hold still, I'm about to perform a miracle." Running Excel on 95 without crashing like that? Absolutely a miracle.

    • @HandyMan I remember trying WIndows NT 4.0 with my gamer mates. Nothing would run well, drivers were garbage for anything game related. Not sure what we were thinking.

    • @Robert Giese I got disks from PC Magazine.

    • Was a good one!

    • Can you imagine if we had Comet Cursor in 1992? No spreadsheets would have survived the crashes.

    • @HandyMan Lucky…you skipped Windows 8 (yikes).

  • this looks so dope, hope they launch it soon

  • Those features are taken so much for granted nowadays. I absolutely love the ridiculously large computer (that someone else had to hold!!!!), the insanely impractical mouse, the color schemes… this is gold!

  • It's hilarious to me how the super-early-90s-looking "professionally designed formats" for tables haven't changed very much and still look super dated and very early 90s in design/layout/color scheme here in 2022 lol.

  • This was back when Microsoft sought to make products that are sleek, efficient and do everything they need to do, without unnecessary clout, garbage and "features". After 2000, the focus shifted to making software that serves the Microsoft instead of the customer.

  • This ad really makes me want to make a complex spreadsheet that has millions of rows and tables and is actually a relational database which is gonna haunt the company's backend devs for many years to come.

    • There is similar add for postgress in dev world

    • Make that your entire data "architecture" and really make future data scientists the company hires after expanding also cry

    • The OG developers were like “no way anyone is gonna need more than 65k rows, that’s what a database is for!”

    • M E T A E T A

    • A portable file-based relational database with capabilities of autofills, editing, querying, reporting, even multidimensional cube analyses. You don't even need internet to use it. What more could you ask for?

  • I use Microsoft excel to manage my personal finances. It’s such a valuable tool.

  • After 30 years, it is still giving jobs to millions of people 😉

  • even after 30 years, companies wanted their employees to be good at excel and people still don't know that learning excel should be basic education in school and college curricular activities.

  • Bill Gates's transformation is amazing. He went from being a computer nerd to becoming a vaccine fanatic who is trying to control global health policy.

  • This...this was the decade for me. I was a hard-core Lotus 123 fan and built spreadsheets for my company, but when Excel hit the scene and I begrudgingly made the change, it opened a whole new world. I've been involved with the reporting, programming and database world since the 80s, but the decade of the 90s was the most enjoyable as far as my career. I was getting better by leaps and bounds with Excel, building simple databases, digging under the hood of our company's midrange computer, and just having a hell of a good time overall. It was an exciting time of discovery when the industry was still relatively new and possibilities seemed endless. Then I got moved into system support and it all went to hell. 🙂

    • I learned Lotus 123 in University in 1991. MS Excel seemed advanced technology at the time. But as a finance person, I'm sad that I can no longer make a presentation like the video and have everyone think I'm a whizkid.

    • I feel your pain. LOL.

    • I was waiting for...but then the piles of cocaine took its toll

    • Way to kill a good story 🤣

  • This video really helped me. Thank you very much!

  • Excel es y seguirá siendo uno de los mayores aciertos de Microsoft

  • So that’s how Gus Fring managed to build his empire so well.. He attended the first presentation of Excel and grabbed it before anyone else could.

  • love those professionally designed formats

  • Ad actually explains the product while managing to stay humorous, hard to do with software. Nice job 👍🏽

    • @Coding Anarchy our attention spam might be lower, but that's likely not the case for the short adverts. It simply costs a fortune nowadays to run a TV advert that's longer than 30 seconds during prime time. Short adverts also allow the company to tease the product, creating some sort of suspense because nobody actually knows what the product is going to be like.

    • @Steve E that comment doesn’t receive enough praise yet

    • That old-ass laptop's battery wouldn't have hold the elevator trip

    • It's application not software for coding

    • @Coding Anarchy lol most ads since at least the 70s were 30 seconds. This isn’t a regular tv ad. This had to be part of a rollout presentation by Microsoft.

  • I've been using Excel for decades, including VBA, but I learnt something new in that advert.

  • Whoever behind the Excel is realllllyy an amazing mathematicians

  • excel really was a life changing product.. being good at it can pay your bills.

  • This was just awesome! Thanks a lot!

  • 30 years later... Excel is still the main player for companies. Thoroughly enjoyed this video.

    • Big Four? How come no one in ENY knows how to use Excel? 🙄

    • @Random Comment Than excel? Maybe.

    • Yes, but CRM and ERP softwares are being more utilized.

    • That’s for letting us know.

    • @Achim and companies still spending millions in ERP licenses for make reports at excel 😅😅😅

  • This is 2022 and Excel is still the best tool for data analysis

  • There are still lots of major business functions tied to databases using excel macros and code which were built all the way back in the 90's.

  • Excel is still the big thing. Love the old times.

  • Oh my god….!!!! Thank you for this invention. It’s 1am here right now, just took a break from making a spreadsheet 🤘🏼😂 Thankful for this tool. Wait…. Is Google spying on me…????

  • Impressive. Very nice. Let's see Paul Allen's spreadsheet.

    • I was actually looking for this comment

    • Comment of the year! 🤣

    • Greatest comment ever 🙌🙌

    • @Steven Sutton Awesome.

    • Just beautiful.