I’ve written a few books about Excel and soon it will be time to update the QUE books for Excel 2013. This is a fun process, as I get to share information about all of the new features added to Excel 2013, tune-up past writing, and weave in new tips that I’ve learned along the way.
If you own any of these books:
- Excel 2010 In Depth
- Pivot Table Data Crunching
- Excel 2010 Charts & Graphs
- VBA & Macros for Microsoft Excel 2010
- PowerPivot for the Data Analyst
Is there anything that you would like to see added? Is there a topic you hoped to find but couldn’t? Post a comment and I will do what I can.
I think it is really funny that Mike Alexander is practically starring in the latest radio commercials for Dr Pepper 10. USA Today ran a story on Monday about the new diet soda for men, then a few hours later, I was in the car and heard a radio commercial for Dr Pepper 10. The commercial lists a whole bunch of attributes that describe the typical Dr Pepper 10 consumer. Here is a partial list:
- If you’ve ever hemmed your pants with duct tape…
- If you sport a handlebar mustache…
- If you’ve blogged about bacon…
I almost drove off the road laughing at that last one, because Mike Alexander regularly blogs about bacon!
Mike Alexander is my co-author on the Pivot Table Data Crunching books, a funny presenter, and the host of DataPigTechnologies.com. If you follow Mike’s blog, you know that most of the time, Mike blogs about some useful Excel or Access trick. But, on weekends, Mike presents a new bacon recipe, such as this post for bacon-wrapped smokies.
Is it a coincidence that Mike lives just 10 miles up the road from Dr Pepper’s Plano TX headquarters? I half expect to see Mike’s mug on the back of the Dr Pepper 10 can…
For several years, I’ve been selling my Excel Function Clock:
I was just shopping at Target, and they are now selling their own math clock. Great idea, just not as cool as the Excel Function clock:
To get your own Excel Function Clock, visit MrExcel Store at CafePress.
Recap of the 2011 Rock Hall Induction
Embed part of a Excel Web App worksheet in your webpage!
I’ve been playing with FlipBoard on the iPad as an interesting way to read Twitter. While FlipBoard is very cool, it currently requires an iPad.
My first try at creating a newspaper is here. I pared my Twitter follow list down to 28 people who regularly tweet about Excel or PowerPivot. That list currently includes @dennylee, @dkusleika, @donalddotfarmer, @eavb, @Excel_Geek, @exceldashboards, @exceltips, @ExcelZone, @Jon_Peltier, @kjonge, @kpuls, @microsoft_excel, @MrExcel, @mrexcel_east, @MSOfficeUS, @nbrgraphs, @nick_hodge, @Office, @powerpivot, @PowerPivotBlog, @powerpivotinfo, @powerpivotpro, @powerpivotyoda, @R1C1, @rgovier, @SmittyPro, and @WessexBob. If you know of others who regularly post about Excel and include their posts in Twitter, let me know and I will include them.
Paper.li refreshes once a day, so it is not quite as up-to-date as going straight to http://twitter.com/MrExcelArticles/excelnews, but the reading format of Paper.li is pretty cool.