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In early December 2012, I have released the new websites for the Excel formula translator. The site in a similar design to Excel Ticker is available in German, English, French, Italian and Hungarian and is also part of my planned network of websites focusing on Microsoft Excel.

Excel Formula Translator

The websites provide, in addition to the integration of the online tool, a reference to the translations of all Excel functions from Microsoft Excel. In case where the translation on an Excel function differs from one Excel version to another, these translations are listed separately. And all translations are linked to the Microsoft Online Help in the corresponding language. A few days ago, I did an update and released the websites in Italian and Hungarian.

Many thanks to Roberto Mensa and Krisztina Szabó for supporting and helping me to translate the sites. Roberto is an Excel e VBA enthusiast expert. He is mainly active on Italian online forums and he regularly publishes his work on his sites E90E50 and E90E50fx. Krisztina is the manager of Excel Hero LinkedIn Group and member of the Frankens Team.

If you would like to support us to translate the website into more languages, we welcome your comments here or write us an email to the address mentioned on our imprint page.

 


Tina Clarke, Expression Web MVP, recently created a Facebook group about Expression Web & Co. As I am occasionally using Expression Web for designing or modifying my blog templates and sometimes have questions about the software and its use, I thought, it should be a good idea to join the group for getting in touch with the experts for this software. Tina Clarke and Pat Geary are operating several sites about Expression Web and have also written several free e-books, which I would like to share here.

Expression Web

You can download the free e-books from the Microsoft Expression Gallery and get more help and support on Tina’s and Pat’s websites.


We are pleased to announce the release of the next version 3.0 of the Excel Soccer – the Soccer World Cup and Championship Planner – on April 23th, 2012.

The new version is a complete redesign and development from scratch, including a new user interface and a new navigation. New internal structures should also contribute to an increase in speed. Additionally, there will be no more single files for each language, but all the translations can be found in the same file. We are planning a short test phase after the release, so that if errors will be found, we can fix them in time before the European Championship. The Add-on tool will be released after the planner.

I have moved all my domains, which are related to the Excel Soccer, to a more performant server. The websites have also been rebuild and reorganized and, we hope so, welcome the visitors with a more modern interface. Please note, that the websites are currently in progress, so there may be some missing content here and there. By the way, I am using a multi-site installation of WordPress for all sites, allowing me a comfortable and flexible management of the templates and plug-ins at a global level, and much more.

In addition to the main domain www.excel-soccer.de for the Excel Soccer, I created a subdomain for each language (German, English and French):

All other domains I used the last years are now redirecting to the domains mentionned before. Although the obsolete domains will remain active for a while, please update your bookmarks and favorites as soon as possible.

Last but not least, I have set up a forum for the Excel Soccer with three subforums for each language. The Excel Soccer Forum – forum.excel-soccer.de serves as primary point of contact for questions, support and help around the Excel Soccer. Please note, that the forums itself also supports the three languages.

Some people who had supported us during the World Cup 2010 have already contacted us and offered their support, for example translations, for the next version. At this point, our big thanks.


I have started to migrate all my domains to a new server. This project will probably take some time, especially as I have to move about 50 domains and my time is currently limited. In addition, the move is also an opportunity for me to clean up the sites.

My Excel Formula Translator is already available under its “true” addresses www.excel-translator.de and www.excel-translator.com. Although I will keep the subdomain translator.excel-ticker.de for a while, I recommend to update your bookmarks.

The next steps will be the migration and/or relaunch of the Excel Soccer website, the Office365 Forum and the Excel Ticker itself. During the migration the domains, I work with mirrors of the sites, so I hope to ensure that all domains are reachable and the normal operation will not be affected.


As a fan of the ideas and tools of Microsoft FUSE Labs, I registered for an e-mail invitation to participate in the beta test for the new social network so.cl some time ago. Although I had not recieved an invitation, I was fortunately able to take a closer look to the platform two days ago, as I got an invitation from a friend via Facebook.

Fuselabs Social Network so.cl

In order to use the social network, you have to log in by using a Facebook account. Then you will be taken to the welcome page, where the main functions and features are well explained.

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Unfortunately, my provider 1&1 experienced some network configuration problems on 09/26/2011 that have led to a server failure from approximately 14:45 to 16:45 and from 19:45 to 21:30 o’clock (Central Europe time).

Not only this domain was affected, but also several other domain hosted on this server like the German Excel Ticker, the Website about my services, the Excel Formula Translator or the German Office365-Forum.

According to the 1&1 blog, the failure was caused by a faulty network configuration, which in turn was caused by a software.