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After the great success of our free Excel Soccer World Cup 2010 Planner for the Soccer World Cup in South Africa this year with over 380,000 downloads and the great feedback, referrals and links from companies, bloggers and individuals, we feel happy to announce the Excel Soccer Woman’s World Cup 2011 Planner. The Woman’s World Cup takes place in Germany and will start on 06/26/2011 at 18:00 in Berlin with the match between Germany and Canada.

We are planning for the next version of the Excel Planner an improved user interface with a modified design and new features suggested by our users. Of course, we will also create a new dedicated website for the planner. And, as for the World Cup 2010, the planner will be at least released in German, English and French.

PS: for those who are unfamiliar with the planner, the website www.en.excel-soccer-2010.de is still online and the version for the last soccer World Cup can be downloaded from there.

If like to contribute to the project, for example helping us to translate the planner or contribute in another ways, please just drop us an e-mail to the adress provided on the imprint page of this blog or leave a comment to this post.

 

Microsoft has recently released the “Group Policy for Microsoft Office 2010” E-Book. The book is available for download as a Word, PDF or XPS document. The target groups are primarily IT professionals, consultants and administrators. The book is explaining on 259 pages the meaning and use of group policies and gives tips on planning and configurating Office 2010 deployements. Links to additional information are also provided.

The chapters in the book include an overview of Group Policy and Office 2010, plans for accessibility and security by using Group Policy, plans for Outlook 2010 and SharePoint deployements and of course information how to customize Office 2010 and its components by using Group Policy. The last chapter contains a technical reference about the used tools and administration templates.

 

We have released the French version of our multiple year calendar template for Excel 2007 and Excel 2010. The calendar includes the official holidays for France. However, due to some regional differences for the holidays, you may activate or deactivate some entries.

The calendar can be downloaded from the follwing page, providing an overview of all current releases and translations of the calendar: “Overview of the Excel 2007 and Excel 2010 Calendar Templates for 2011

We will publish are more detailled manual in french (as included in the calendar templat) as soon as possible. The manual will the be downloadable as a PDF file.

Each calendar template contains a language and country code representing the language used by the template and the targeted country. For example, the code “DE-DE” is used for German and Germany and “EN-US” is used for English and the United States. The download files and the calendar files themselves also include this code in their names. And we have already entered the most important official holidays for each targeted country in the respective calendar templates.

Manuals for the calendar templates

I have published an online version of the manuals for the calendar templates in English and in German to this and the German sister blog. The manuals are describing the features and functions of the calendars. A shortened version of the manuals is also included in the calendars.

Language Manual Download
English Link to the blog post NA
French NA NA
German Link to the blog post NA

Download of the calendar templates

The following versions are currently available for download. Please note, that we are using a script which checks the referrer sent by the browser for ensuring that the download link is called from our site. Normally, the common browsers are sending the referrer from the last visited site by default. However, if you or someone else has disabled this function, the script redirects you back to the homepage when clicking on the download link. In case you cannot enable the referrer in your browser, please send me an e-mail to vba(at)maninweb(dot)de. I will then send you the calendar template either via e-mail or create a special download link for you.

Language Country Code Download
Englisch USA EN-US Version 1.10 – Build 200111
French Belgium FR-BR Version 1.10 – Build 200111
  France FR-FR Version 1.10 – Build 200111
German Austria DE-AT Version 1.10 – Build 200111
  Germany DE-DE Version 1.10 – Build 200111
  Liechtenstein DE-LI Version 1.10 – Build 200111

If you would like to inform us about an error in the calendar template or send us suggestions and wishes for the next versions of the calendar template, please use the comment function in this post. Finally, we would like to thank all users who had downloaded and are using our template.

 

I am currently testing Drupal, a very mature and flexible content management system. Drupal is currently available in the stable version 6.19, which should be used for production systems. Drupal 7, which is currently in beta 3, brings a lot of new features and is definitely worth a test.

In preparation for moving my websites to Drupal, I had already installed some Drupal 6.x test systems on my 1&1 (German Internet Provider) dedicated managed server. The installation is not quite trivial on their servers, but you can find some good tutorials for Drupal 6 on the web. Yesterday I tried to install Drupal 7 on my server and I was about to despair if I had not found the following tip related to Piwik, a PHP web analysis software.

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