April 20 – May 1, 2009

The countdown has begun! We’re closing in on the debut of OfficePalooza, some of the most fun you’ll ever have with Microsoft products. (Okay, Xbox might be a little more fun, but this is a close second.) We have a little preview here of what you’re in for.


Here are the official rules.  Note that sweepstakes starts at 12:01 AM PT on April 20, 2009.


Take a look at the FAQ to get the details on how the competition works.


While you're waiting for OfficePalooza to start, take a look at the new Solutions for the Advanced Business Users of Office page on Microsoft Office Online. For an entire month Microsoft is going to be featuring all sorts of content that will help you with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), the Office Fluent UI and Open XML, and in general show you how to "Do more, faster with Office."



About OfficePalooza

About OfficePalooza
What’s this all about, and where did this crazy idea come from, anyway?

OfficePalooza Challenge Preview

OfficePalooza Challenge Preview
Get a preview of the types of challenges you’ll be seeing with these short summaries. We’ve also included deadlines so you’ll be able to plan ahead.

Introduction to VBA

Getting Started with VBA

If you’re new to Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), this article might help prepare you for the challenges.

Binder Clippy

The Story of Binder Clippy
An introduction to our mascot, Binder Clippy!


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