Microsoft MVP Summit 2012: Reports from MrExcel in Redmond, Volume 2.2.1

March 1, 2012 at 8:59 pm 1 comment

A report from Bill “MrExcel” Jelen landed in my inbox today; he is sending us updates about the goings on at the Microsoft MVP Summit 2012, in Redmond, Washington this week. This report is for February 29, 2012.

I am learning a lot about my iPhone here at the Microsoft iPhone Summit!  TWO new tricks on day 2. I started out the day learning a new trick for accessing alternate keys from the keyboard. Did you know if you click and hold the period key on your keyboard, a tiny menu pops up with alternate keys?  This happens with many keys. Try it!

I ended the day with a strict tutorial on how to quickly get the iPhone to take a picture from the front-facing camera, administered by Teylyn.  With German precision, she instructed, “Click the top button, double click center button, then here, then there, and then this button”.
I feel as confused as when I show a newbie how to double-click the Fill Handle to shoot a Formula down. Teylyn also provided a hot Sparkline tip which I will show on the Learn Excel from MrExcel webcast next week. On a similar note, I did get a nice walk-through of a Windows 7 phone, so it is nice that I can get tips about all phones here.

And, I did see more jaw-dropping features about Excel – none of which I can discuss…just yet. 

[But the real Jaw-Dropper…? Read on…]

Microsoft Office: Mac 2011

I left the Microsoft Company Store with less cash in my wallet and a large bag of Microsoft logo product, as well as a bright yellow box of something I thought I would never own. [Bill included a note to his Learn Excel from MrExcel followers: ” To all those people who asked me to do mac podcasts, I’ve taken the first step“]


Also, Clippy was removed from Office after 2003. Let’s call that 8 years. Is that really long enough for him to reappear on a Retro Ringer t-shirt??? Well, I bought into it.

I placed my bet in the pool for when Office 2012 will release to manufacturing. 




I think I signed two new book deals at the Excel product dinner last night,  with a pitch for a third book deal last night at the Rock Bottom Brewery. 


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Microsoft MVP Summit 2012: Reports from MrExcel in Redmond, Volume 2.2 Dueling Excel – “Record Fill Down- Part Due(l)x”: Podcast #1524

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  • 1. teylyn  |  March 1, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Nice summary, Bill! All those iPhone taps were only required to figure out what version of iOS your phone is running. So, for everyone on iOS 5: double tap the home button to wake up the phone and you will see a camera icon on the home screen. Tap it and shoot your picture. :-))


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