OfficePalooza appears to be an opportunity to sharpen your VBA skills.
OfficePalooza is a two-week event (April 20 May 1, 2009) that is open to just about everyone around the world. (Technically we’re supposed to be targeting what our marketing team likes to call “Advanced Business Users,” but even if you don’t think you’re one of those you’re still welcome to play along. And if you are an Advanced Business User maybe you could answer a question for us: what the heck is an Advanced Business User?)
By “play along” we mean that we’re going to present you with a set of challenges, and you’ll have to use Microsoft Office 2007 VBA to solve those challenges. When you think you’ve solved a challenge, follow the instructions on the challenge page and send in your solution. It’s that simple.
Not for everyone, though. From the official rules
§ You are NOT a resident of the province of Quebec, Canada.
Binder Clippy (pictured) is the cousin of the infamous Clippy. You see, the Ribbon is too fat to be held by a paper clip, so they had to upgrade to a binder clip.
As a VBA developer, I have to say that I’m pretty pleased to see MS devoting resources to getting people interested in VBA. I guess I can put off learning C# one more year.