Cricket is one of the world’s most popular sports and fan bases clamor to the internet to find any information about their teams during the Cricket World Cup. A Bing program manager named Donald Brinkman made a Power Map using Microsoft Excel to show searches that went on during the major sporting event.
Power Maps are a powerful tool, and a free add on to Microsoft Excel or included in Office 365 ProPlus, for viewing data in a dynamic way. In Donald’s video they are especially dynamic because of the techno beat that would make the video fit right in at a popular night club. They show the ebbs and flows of nations’ citizens searching for their team throughout the Cricket World Cup.
Usually Bing uses major events to advertise itself as a search engine, and this event was no different with Bing accurately predicting 83% of matches, but with this Power Map a program manager from Bing showed off one of the more useful features available to Microsoft Excel.Further reading: Bing, Cricket World Cup, Excel, Power Map