Excel Conditional Formatting Against a Goal Value

Today, for a metrics worksheet I’m doing, I had a conditional formatting problem with Excel.  I suspect this is a pretty common problem.  I had a column of numbers showing the monthly results for a set of metrics (the rows) for this fiscal year, and I had an annual goal for each metric.  I summed…

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Business Contact Manager and Outlook 2007

My group at work has decided to use Business Contact Manager (BCM) for tracking engagements we’re doing with other product groups here at Microsoft. My team is a sort of internal consulting organization focused on software development processes and tools at Microsoft. So I went to setup BCM on my machine to play around with it. …

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Don’t Forget Those Passports!

As an experienced international traveler, I am embarrassed to admit that on a trip this weekend, I forgot my passport on an international trip.  This past weekend was my wife’s 50th birthday and we decided to celebrate it on Vancouver Island, at the Wickinannish Inn.   We thought enough about the border crossing that we planned…

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