Announcing Excel 2010 Developer Challenge Winners

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We want to thank all of you who submitted entries for our Excel challenge. We had great entries that were well designed using Excel 2010 features, VBA and the user interface. Many of you are as passionate about Excel as we are and we thank you for your feedback.

We extend our congratulations to the following winners:

First Prize Winner: Andre L G Viol, United States

Prize: Xbox 360 Elite Video Game Entertainment System and a copy of the Xbox 360 game: FIFA 2010

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Description of the application:

The application enables user to keep track of the results of the 2010 World Cup from beginning to end. It has a calendar of the games, a graphical description of the groups in which the teams are divided, the complete table of matches for both the group and  knockout stages, a page with some basic statistics so the user can visually see the performance of the teams compared to each other, a summary of the data that includes data from all previous world cups and some options to choose from and charts comparing wins, draws, losses, goals and some stats for all teams that have at least one participation in a World Cup. The user is able to retrieve the results of all matches via internet, by pressing a button.

Note: Click here to download the winning application.

Second Prize Winner: Premysl Lazecky, Czech Republic

Prize: National team jersey of winner’s choice

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Description of the application:

User fills all data about each match or the application can download the data from the FIFA website. User is able to see statistic of each team or players – who scored, who got yellow or red card, who played a match. Also there is a nice database about previous world champions cups. The application customizes the ribbon with a new tab and buttons.

In addition, we would like to have special mention to the following participants for their outstanding Excel 2010 applications. The following will receive “I love Macros” t-shirts:

· Elliot Bendoly                     United States

· Louise Sondergaard        Denmark

· Grid Logic                            United States

· Adrian Wibly                      Argentina

· Ji Fang                                   China

· Juan P Arbelaez R            Colombia

To learn more about how to develop on Office 2010, go to Office Developer Center.