Tag Archives: Office 2010

UK Excel User Conference

My pal Simon Murphy, aka Smurf, is hosting another Excel User Conference in January in London on Wednesday, Jan 25th, 2012. Here is a link to info on this session.  I think if you’re in the London area and you … Continue reading

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PowerPivot CTP3 Hierarchies Make All The Difference

I have been around OLAP databases since 1994.  By “around” I mean that I have used them off and on for all those years without actually becoming a true BI dev – rather I am an occasional consumer. This is … Continue reading

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What I Did This Summer

I have now returned home to Canada after an extended stay in the Netherlands over the summer working on an Access Services project.  Beyond the fact that there are much worse places to hang out than Holland, I also learned … Continue reading

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The Perfect Storm

For years I have been arguing that the combination of Excel and Access is the strongest “story” in Microsoft Office – and the most ignored.  I have used these two products together and separately to deliver solution after solution that … Continue reading

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What Does The Lack Of Microsoft Office Seminars Mean ?

I just bumped into the SharePoint Conference 2011  on the Internet today ( http://www.mssharepointconference.com/Pages/default.aspx ).  I remember not too long ago that this conference was the Office Developer Conference (maybe 2 years back) and now I see not one reference … Continue reading

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Is Excel 2010 Kinda Fragile ?

I have once again run into a major probem in Excel 2010 related to doing major surgery on a large file and ending up with it being unwilling to Save and requiring me to perform some serious “sleight-of-hand” to save … Continue reading

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Putting Tables To Work In Excel 2010

I was very lucky to be able to develop a major Excel 2007    “Application” shortly after it shipped.  In that file I used the new Structured References that are designed to work with the enhanced Excel “Tables” from that version.  I … Continue reading

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