Category Archives: Office 2007

Coolest. Tool. Ever.

I’m struggling with how to best start this post. Here are a few possibilities: I like to think that I’m a hard person to impress. But… I swear at my computer many times a day, but usually in anger and … Continue reading

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One More Reason to Attend

I’ve posted a few times already[1] about the SSWUG Business Intelligence vConference that I have been helping to organize. Well, the conference is now less than a month away, and there is more news to share: We’re giving away a … Continue reading

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Outlook and Time Zones

I travel quite a bit for work (and occasionally for pleasure) and I like to track my itineraries in Outlook so I don’t lose track of things and miss my flights. This also allows me to have everything at my … Continue reading

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Office 2007 Usability

I posted a long rant about usability not too long ago, and included a mild jab at the Office 2007 UI (which I personally love, but which others do not) at the end of it. Today I ran across this … Continue reading

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But What About Excel 2007?

That last post on loading multiple Excel files is probably going to be less useful if you have files in the new Excel 2007 XSLX file format. The built-in Excel source component in SSIS only works with the “classic”[1] XLS … Continue reading

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