Today Microsofts announced that they are bring 3D visualization of spatial data into Excel 2013. Once you have installed GeoFlow, you can open it from the Insert tab in Excel as shown below.

Excel Tool Bar

Using this new capability it is possible in a new interactive way present and analyse data. The storytelling possibilities are great and it is possible to play the scene over time.

Geoflow

Download the preview from:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/download-geoflow-for-excel-FX104036784.aspx