Worth looking at for presenting geographical data Power Map for Excel–February update for Office 365 http://blogs.office.com/2015/02/10/power-map-excel-february-update-office-365-2/
As microsoft develops its on-line tools it is catching up with google. One area of this is the on-line survey tool. You can set up a simple survey and the results appear in a spreadsheet.
This may be the solution to enabling people to register for my CPD programme and other admin functions.
I would like to get a copy of the form by email as a notification - and am looking into that.
Am learning how to use pivot tables as part of that - very useful, turns a spreadsheet into a simple database.