VSTO & .NET & Excel

December 14, 2008

Back to school!

Filed under: .NET & Excel, SharePoint — Tags: , — Dennis M Wallentin @ 1:29 am

The recent financial crisis and the following ‘panic stop’ in the world wide economy have also reached my part of the world.  In my opinion all the Medias have this time successfully contributed to the recession status.

The first cut down among the costs (in my wallet) is to end my MSDN subscription. For several years I have subscribed to it and the subscription has giving me a lot of new knowledge as well as the opportunity to explore new tools. During the present circumstances it’s simple too expensive. I also expect that I will be forced to reduce the costs additional within the nearest future… 

During previously recessions I have taken the time to learn new things or add knowledge to my knowledge on various subjects. This time is not an exception and I have decided to set focus on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (aka MOSS) and later on the Excel service that MOSS provides. In other words, MOSS will be on the agenda for 2009!

As for the blogging I have promised myself to post more frequently next year about Excel automation, managed COM add-ins and VSTO.

Finally, I want to wish all the readers of this blog a Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Prosperity New Year with the below picture. It was taken by me today around 14:00 at Storsjö’s beach (about 1 km from where I live).  At the time of taking the picture the temperature was around -12 Celsius.

Kind regards,


  1. Merry Christmas Dennis.
    I’m looking forward to learning any knowledge you pass along through this blog.


    Comment by GollyJer — December 14, 2008 @ 8:23 am

  2. Or you can just come work for us! Really!

    Comment by Johan Nordberg — December 14, 2008 @ 1:51 pm

  3. Johan,

    If you offer me free coffee and access to MSDN then I will be interested.

    Kind regards,

    Comment by Dennis Wallentin — December 14, 2008 @ 2:31 pm

  4. Happy Xmas Dennis, you can keep that -12oc over there though thanks!!!

    Comment by Ross — December 15, 2008 @ 2:08 am

  5. Happy Christmas to you and your ladies. Look forward to swapping MOSS stories in 2009.

    Best regards,


    Comment by Will Riley — December 15, 2008 @ 2:40 am

  6. A great 2009 to you Dennis!

    So has your workload dropped that dramatically?

    Mine hasn’t (yet)!

    Comment by Jan Karel Pieterse — January 5, 2009 @ 4:48 pm

  7. Hi Jan Karel,

    A healthy and safe New Year to You too!

    Congratulations to You for still have business to do.

    No, I have not yet recovered from the dramatically autumn 2008.
    And let us see how I will manage to survive without the MSDN
    subscription now that has been ended…

    But since I’m is an optimist I believe 2009 will be better then 2008 🙂

    All the very best,

    Comment by Dennis Wallentin — January 5, 2009 @ 4:57 pm

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