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Archive for 2011

Two days ago (July 1st, 2011), we started our forum for a German speaking audience and unlocked the user registration. We would like to thank to all developers from “Simple Machines” for creating a great forum software which is easy to administer and also already has a pleasant default layout.

Office365 Forum

We have created categories including forums for the Office Web Apps and for the e-Mail, calendar, team and communication features of Office365. A category offers forums for discussions about the administrative tasks in Office365. Another category is provided for collecting tips and tricks, book and website recommendations from our users and for linking to news from Microsoft about Office365.

The next steps will be to create a specific design, of course standards compliant, and to add some interesting features for the forum. I am also preparing the migration to a new provider as the current provider unfortunately does not satisfy my needs.


The forum forum.excel-soccer-2011.de for the Excel Soccer World Cup Planner was officially released by me today. Like the Excel Soccer World Cup Planner, the forum is available in the three languages German, Englisch and French. You can ask questions there about the planner and, of course, post bug reports or suggest new features for the next versions of the planner. A subforum collects all ideas from our users. The forum will also remain active after the Womens’ World Cup this year and be available for future versions of the planner.

I would also like to announce another forum, which will not be related to the planner but to another very interesting product and theme. I have already reserved all domains for this forum and will write more about it the next days, so please stay tuned.


He is back! We published on June, 8th our Excel Soccer World Cup Planner 2011 for the Womens’ Soccer World Cup this year in Germany. We look forward exciting matches and welcome guests from over the world.

Excel Soccer World Cup Planner 2011

We have, in addition to some internal changes to improve the performance, made some design changes to the planner. New icons and an improved menu and navigation structure make the planner more easier to use (we hope so) and a new option allows to setup the print area for the sheet with the prediction game. The planner is currently available in German, English and French. And we have changed the domain for the planner; however we did not disable the previous domain but are redirecting to the new domain.

Since the publication of the planner a few days ago, the planner was already downloade more than 2,000 times; at this point we would like to express special thanks to the german bloggers Oliver Münk und Valdet Beqiraj, who had, like last year, written a post about the planner on their blogs.

And, last but not least, we are currently setting up a forum for the support for our users and hope to open the forum in a few days.

The year could really not have begun more beautiful. A few minutes ago, a mail from Microsoft arrived in my mailbox, informing me that I have been awarded with the MVP Award 🙂

I would like to take this moment to thank Microsoft for the award and also thank my family and all my friends, readers for their support and encouragement.

Microsoft MVP