Pulling RSS data into Excel (or: Using Excel to Search Craigslist) – Part 2

This blog post is brought to you by Dan Battagin a Lead Program Manager on the Excel team. You’ll remember last time that we’d built a spreadsheet that searched Craigslist via the RSS feed that’s available for search results, and pulled the information into Excel using the little-used XML Map feature. Today, we’ll continue on where we left off, adding the ability to search multiple sites, and adding a little progress indicator in case the search takes a long time.

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Pulling RSS data into Excel (or: Using Excel to Search Craigslist) – Part 2

Can you really dump Exchange for Google Apps Synchronization with …

Microsoft has been doing email for businesses for quite a long time.

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Can you really dump Exchange for Google Apps Synchronization with …

Can you really dump Exchange for Google Apps Synchronization with …

Microsoft has been doing email for businesses for quite a long time.

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Can you really dump Exchange for Google Apps Synchronization with …

Rules of the Road

I was digging through my OneNote today, organizing stuff and reading old notes and whatnot, when I found a page I wrote on 7/13/2006. I don’t know why I wrote it in OneNote, but it is something I’ve talked about to my direct reports, colleagues and others for a long time. It was simply titled “Rules of the Road” and had the following content: Don’t stress out about things you can’t control – ignore them Don’t stress out about things you can control – fix them Confront someone as soon as you recognize the problem – don’t let it fester! Help people who sincerely ask for help Fight for what you believe in Admit when you are wrong Reserve the right to change your mind You do NOT have to justify saying no to someone My dad taught my 1-3 when I was growing up

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