Microsoft Healthcare User Group Presentation

Wow, what a day yesterday. Gave a presentation at the Microsoft Healthcare User Group Conference with Rick Garcia of Methodist hospital to two completely packed rooms. Funny thing, Rick and I had no clue we were supposed to be using the microphones because there was another room full of attendees that obviously couldn’t hear us…

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Building a Project Timeline in MS Excel

Below is a recent screencast I recorded showing how to build a project timeline (gannt chart style) using MS Excel. It’s simple and easy and works great for porting it around to other office apps (eg. Word, PowerPoint). Let me know if you have questions by posting a comment and enjoy!

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Excelsius and the MS BI Stack

Recently I was on a call with a client and one of their IT guys asked if the Microsoft Business Intelligence stack can do everything Exclesius can do. In short, the answer is sorta. Through reporting services the MS BI stack can provide similar functionality however, it cannot provide the flash animations you get in…

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Using Excel 2007 files as a Source in SSIS 2005

Thanks to “jaegd” for his post here:¬†forums.microsoft.com/… on how to accomplish this. Below please find some more details along w/ a example which can be downloaded here (ssis-2005-excel-2007-source-example). Steps Create new OLEDB Connection by right clicking on the Connection Manager tray Chose any valid type or value for the connection and click okay Rename the…

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