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

Pulling RSS data into Excel (or: Using Excel to Search Craigslist) – Part 1

This blog post is brought to you by Dan Battagin a Lead Program Manager on the Excel team. OK, so I’m going to talk a bit about a relatively unknown feature in Excel: XML data import. It was introduced in Excel 2003, but we’ve done a pretty good job hiding it since Excel 2007 by putting it on the Developer tab of the Ribbon.

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Pulling RSS data into Excel (or: Using Excel to Search Craigslist) – Part 1

Accessing an OData Producer using an Office 2010 Add-in

To continue the theme of landing external data in Office 2010, I’ve taken a demo excerpt from a session I presented at a conference last week to show how easy it is to land OData information in an add-in. In this sample I simply use the Northwind Database which is a publicly available OData producer .

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Accessing an OData Producer using an Office 2010 Add-in

Customizing Ribbon Positioning in SharePoint 2010 Master Pages

Hi, I’m Jonathan Kern and I’m a developer on SharePoint Foundation.

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Customizing Ribbon Positioning in SharePoint 2010 Master Pages

To-Do Bar Improvements in Outlook 2010

In earlier posts about the To-Do Bar you provided us a lot of great feedback. You might wonder what To-Do Bar improvements were made in Microsoft Outlook 2010. We want to present a brief overview of the work that we have done, based on your feedback, to make the To-Do Bar more useful.

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Power Tip: Become an early Business Intelligence adopter or fall behind

Today’s guest blogger is Access MVP Garry Robinson, who offers the Smart Access collection of articles at http://www.vb123.com/kb . Excel 2010 is coming and your boss and peers might soon start asking questions about Business Intelligence and Data Mining. This leaves the Access professional looking a little behind the times unless you adapt to this new area.

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Power Tip: Become an early Business Intelligence adopter or fall behind

SharePoint 2010 – new developer training material including full virtual machine download

Lots of new SharePoint 2010 training material released in january: 2010 Information Worker Demonstration Virtual Machine (Beta) – fully functional virtual machines to demo Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010. Free E-learning: What’s new in Microsoft SharePoint 2010 for developers

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A Virtual Machine (VM) for the Office 2010 Developer Training Kit – (Includes SharePoint 2010)

  The Office 2010 Developer Training Kit requires a development environment to give you the full impact of the development experience which includes SharePoint 2010. There are many ways to go about setting up a Virtual Machine (VM) x-64 environment from using Windows Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 (x64) to running a VM under Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008/R2 or on Windows 7.

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A Virtual Machine (VM) for the Office 2010 Developer Training Kit – (Includes SharePoint 2010)

Word Automation Services: How it Works

In my first two posts in the series on Word Automation Services, I talked about what it is and what it does – in this post, I wanted to drill in on how the service works from an architectural standpoint, and what that means for solutions built on top of it. Word Power on the Server The most important component of Word Automation Services is getting a core engine with 100% fidelity to desktop Word running on the server – accordingly, much of our effort was focused on this task.

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Access Services overview and install information

Recently on The Access Show Ryan and I introduced Access Services and created a donations application that ran in the browser. I thought it would be helpful to provide some background to the vision and direction.

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Access Services overview and install information