January 2013 Archives

Mynda's Excel Dashboard Course is open once again and right now she is offering a 20% Discount Code:  DASH

That code is valid until the end of the day on January 30.

You may recall that last summer Mynda offered this course for the first time and it was an absolutely smashing success. Mynda Treacy has put together a truly fantastic Excel Dashboard Course

Dashboards are the new buzzword when it comes to Excel reporting and employers are specifically asking for these skills.

If you need to take your Excel skills to the next level to get that dream job, then knowing Excel Dashboards will help you stand out from the competition. 

Dashboarding is an incredibly valuable tool in today's market for consultants, analysts, and managers.  But Excel surely does not make it straightforward to build highly professional and interactive dashboards.  That's why this type of training is crucial.

The course is video based, delivered online and is available 24/7. You also receive comprehensive workbooks and sample dashboards to keep. There's even an option to download the videos.

The previous classes have been a huge hit with many saying that they love the cool techniques and that they've been able to impress their colleagues by using them in all sorts of reports, not just dashboards.

Click here to find out details of the course, read comments from past students, and watch the 'behind the scenes' video that shows you what you'll receive as a student.


If you sign up by the 30th of January you can get it for 20% off.

I am really happy that Mynda and her crew have put this Excel Dashboard Course together. 

There are many techniques in this course that will surprise you, and you will immediately be more productive.

Do yourself a favor and read this page.  The course is awesome.  The price is incredibly fair.  And for the next six days, you can enroll with a 20% discount.

Consider this: although I get approached by countless people to promote their Excel related products, I rarely do.  I must consider it awesome first and foremost, and it must be extraordinarily valuable to you.  The only Excel training products I have ever recommended are my own course (EHA), Chandoo's courses, and now Mynda's Dashboard Course.  Think about that.

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Regional Excel Differences - Leave Your Mark

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My friends in Europe (Italy and Hungary) are on a mission to collect some frequently used regional settings from different languages and versions of Excel. 

I would like to support their effort by drawing your attention to this project. Excel comes in many different language versions.  I only use the English version of Excel, but I have seen first hand how trivial differences between the versions can cause differences in how formulas work. 

Complicating matters, we can change the regional settings of Windows - which adds another layer of nuanced differences. For example a common problem are the different separator characters - these are dependent on both the regional settings and the language and version of Excel too.

In most cases the average Excel user does not realize what is happening inside Excel, but as Excel developers we must keep in mind the challenges presented by these differences - especially when we are not 100% sure what local settings will be used by our end users.

I have already sent the English settings of my Excel 2010 and 2013. Now it is your turn - if you use a local-language version of Excel, please take a look at this post, where you can find how you can contribute to this important project - it takes just 3 minutes!

I am really interested to see the final collection and read the experiences collected!

Thank you!

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