Have you ever thought about all the data that is stored in Microsoft Office Excel workbooks around the world? Excel workbooks are an extraordinary data store, but they also offer great potential as a resource of dynamic information that can move across data-management workflows and business processes.
The previous paragraph was stolen from my last column. Of course, when I wrote this article I was not thinking about some other cool and interesting data that you can store in Excel workbooks. My mind is set to think about Office programs as work-related applications and I am always thinking about ways that will help developers discover cool features (such as SpreadsheetML) to solve business problems. I sometimes forget about all the fun that applications like Excel can provide.
The 2006 Fifa World Cup is starting this month, and some people are starting to create Excel templates that can help you keep track of the results of the game matches for you.
You can download the 2006 World Cup Tracker. An Excel template published recently on Office Online (English version).
I am also attaching a very cool Excel workbook (Mundial 2006) that my friend Juan Balmori from Mexico shared with me. This Excel workbook helps to track game statistics and is a great option if you are looking for a template in Spanish.
Also, Franck Halmaert, the Office PM in France, sent me this great link for a French version.http://blogs.microsoft.fr/franckha/archive/2005/12/26/16932.aspx
Have fun watching the games and forget about work for a while :).
I would like to know if any one knows how to create that world cup tracker over with groups of 7 instead of 4. I am organizing a kids league and it is four group with 6 - 7 teams and I would like to have four tables with the set teams from each group in it. Can any one help me, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm currently undertaking an assignment to create a database to record statistics regarding Euro 2008 qualifying - the only hitch is I have to do it using Microsoft Access ONLY - any ideas would be welcomed???
ايه الفزباله ونكنكه دي ياولد الكلب
i made an access-app for soccer fifa worldcup 2006, which you can download at:
maarten van reek