Excel Roundup 20141201

Wow! It’s December already – how did that happen? It’s Cyber Monday too – a big online shopping day. Did you find any Excel bargains?

To start the countdown to Christmas, Mynda Treacy created an Advent Calendar in Excel. You can download the file, if you’d like a bit of fun while you count the days until Christmas

You’ll have to answer a quiz each day, to open the calendar doors. To get a head start, you can start thinking about the answer to the December 5th question, shown in the screen shot below.


Contextures Posts

Here’s what I posted recently:

  • For a humorous peek at what other people are saying about spreadsheets, read the latest collection of Excel tweets, on my Excel Theatre blog. There is a poll at the end, so please vote for your favourite tweet.

Other Excel Articles

Here are a few of the Excel articles that I read recently, that you might find useful.

Excel Announcements

Here are some upcoming events, courses, recently published books, and other new items, related to Excel.


PowerPivot Pro is offering a free online seminar today, Excel to Power Pivot: Cross the Gap Walkthrough.

Date: Today — Monday, Dec. 1st, 12 noon to 1 PM (Pacific time)


The ModelOff 2014 finalists have been selected, and you can attend the finals:

Sunday December 7, 2014 at Microsoft in New York


Registration is open for Felienne Hermans’ MOOC Course — Data Analysis: Take It to the MAX()

“Using video lectures and hands-on exercises, we will teach you cutting-edge techniques and best practices that will boost your data analysis and visualization skills.”

You can audit this 8-week course for free, and classes start Apr. 6, 2015.


Data Analysis in Sport by Peter O’Donoghue and Lucy Holmes

“Introduces the fundamental principles of data analysis, explores the most important tools used in data analysis, and offers guidance on the presentation of results…Covers commercial packages for performance and data analysis, including Focus, Sportscode, Dartfish, Prozone, Excel, SPSS and Matlab”

Share Your Events and Articles

If you read or wrote any other interesting Excel articles recently, or have upcoming Excel events, please let me know. Thanks!

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Links to Recent Excel Books on Amazon.com