3/16/2014 1:00:00 AM
Updated Production Schedule
By Richard Rost
Updated 18 March 2014
This is a guide to what's coming up next, in order of release. Don't ask me (or Denise) for dates, as I never give them (Why? Click here for an explanation). You can find more information or pre-order these courses by clicking on the links below. Your credit card will NOT be charged until the course is actually released.
WORKING ON RIGHT NOW:
I'm working on a seminar to teach you how to send EMAIL using Microsoft Access. I'll use both Outlook and Gmail, but I'll show you how to send mail using almost ANY mail provider using SMTP. There will be lots of email list management techniques shown. It will be fun. I hope to have this out in the next couple of days, but with the Holidays upon us, I can't give an exact date.
NEXT ACCESS COURSES:
Access Expert Level 20 - You can pre-order now by clicking on that link. You'll be added to the Waiting List and will receive a discount when it's released. I plan to do my best to release at least two or three new regular Access class every month until all of the old ones are updated. Just how many classes are going to be in the Access Expert series? I'm not sure. I have a lot of material I still want to cover before I make the jump up to the "Advanced" level. Probably 3 to 5 more classes.
MORE OFFICE 2013 LESSONS:
I really need to get out the Beginner Level 1 lessons for Office 2013. These will essentially just be re-recordings of Word 2007 Level 1, Excel 2010 Level 1, Access 2010 Level 1, PowerPoint 101, Outlook 101, and possibly new lessons for OneNote and Publisher, although I'm not married to that idea. I know that most of you reading this DON'T need them, but I see that most of my competitors already have 2013 lessons out and I need to do so as well. These shouldn't take very long to make, and I'll give FREE copies to everyone who has purchased the previous Level 1 lesson for those. I'm not making any firm date commitments on these. I'll record them as I have time.
I've been getting a lot of requests for a SHORT lesson that covers all of the Access Beginner material in a quick, one-hour video geared towards 2013 users. LOTS of people ask me if they can just skip over the Beginner stuff and go right to Expert 1. Sure, you can... but there's a lot of GOOD material in there. Unfortunately, there's also a lot of duplication (I don't want to call it "filler" because I believe learning is best when you see some things more than once). So I'm going to make a short, one-hour lesson that goes through ALL of the material from Beginner 1 to 9 for people who don't want to watch 10 hours of lessons just to get the basics. It's going to cost THE SAME as if you were to buy 1-9 separately, so you're not saving any money by skipping the full lessons. I MAY also make one for the Expert series once it's done.
Several months ago, I started work on a seminar to handle personal finance: tracking expenditures, bank accounts, importing data from your bank's web site into Access, checking for duplicates, assigning categories for expenses, and so on. I started this project in early April so I could use it for my own finances to prepare my taxes. I finished the core of it, but it needs some embellishments and polishing. I'm going to try to have this out soon.
WAITING LIST RESULTS as of 14 March 2014:
As you know, I like to use the WAITING LIST as a means to guide what I work on next. Here are the most popular topics ranked IN ORDER on the Waiting List. This order hasn't changed since June.
01. Access 2013
02. Windows 8
03. PowerPoint 2013
04. Outlook 2013
05. Excel 2013
06. Visual Basic 2012
07. Word 2013
08. SQL Server Seminar
09. Access Barcode Seminar
Like I said, I generally use the Waiting List as a guideline, but it tells me what all of you are interested in. I will say that there are FOUR TIMES as many people interested in Access 2013 as there are the #2 items on the list, Windows 8. So that's one of the reasons I've been working so hard to get all of the Access 2013 lessons out. LOTS OF YOU WANT THEM! So if there's something YOU want to see made into a lesson, VOTE FOR IT!
ALSO IN THE QUEUE: (in no particular order)
Alex requested that I make a seminar dealing with Updating an Access Front-End database file in a split-database environment using batch files and other crazy automation. So I may throw this one in at any time.
These are all pretty popular requests. VOTE for them NOW on the Waiting List:
Publishing Access Databases Online with SharePoint
Using Access with SQL Server
Visual Basic 2012 Beginner 1
Using Access with a Barcode Scanner for Inventory
Certifica Gift Certificate Database
I've also got a couple of other requests from clients for additional database work that will most likely be turned into seminars as well, so these can get injected into this schedule at any time. If you have a need for custom database work, let me know. If I can turn it into a seminar that others will benefit from, I give a huge discount on my normal hourly rate. Contact me here.
EXCEL ADVANCED has surprisingly few people signed up for it on the Waiting List. As of right now we only have about 40 people signed up, whereas Visual Basic has twice that, and Access has over 400 people waiting for the next lessons. So you see where my priority has to be right now. YES, I'm definitely going to throw a bunch of advanced Excel lessons in there, but I probably won't get to them until this summer... unless people VOTE FOR EXCEL on the Waiting List.
HANDBOOKS are generally ready within 1 week of the final release date of a course... unless it's a long seminar. Then it can take longer.
This list has been determined by the voting results on the Waiting List. If you are interested in helping to determine what courses are made next, visit the Waiting List now and cast your votes. There were surprisingly FEW votes for Photoshop. This used to be one of my more popular classes. If you'd like to see new Photoshop classes, click here. I'm also quite surprised that Excel Expert is so low on the list. I've gotten a lot of emails from people asking when more Excel lessons, but perhaps these people aren't signing up on the Waiting List (hint hint).
Now, remember, everyone... if you purchase any of my CURRENT lessons from now until the release date, you will get a FREE upgrade to the new course when it's available. If there's anything else that you'd like to see, please let me know. Comments? Questions? Post them here. Thanks.
I've got a LOT of seminar ideas planned for Microsoft Access, Excel, and more. You can see the full list here. I'm going to release these based on the signups on the Waiting List (see that link). Once any particular seminar gets at least twenty (20) students signed up for it, then I'll start working on that seminar (so they could come out at any time, based on signups). So if you're interested in a specific seminar, sign up for it now! And remember, your credit card won't be charged until that seminar is available. You can back out any time... and you will never be charged more than the amount shown (and sometimes less). If you have any questions, Contact Me. I've also got a few MINI Seminars planned that will only cost a few bucks, but cover something specific that a bunch of people have asked me about... too long for a free TIP video, but not long enough for a normal seminar. Stay tuned.
And, of course, as a disclaimer, NOTHING listed above is set in stone. These are ESTIMATES ONLY. The tutorials I release may change at any time depending on demand, need, customer interest, or even just my whim. I like to keep you guys "in the loop" as best I can, but remember that things may change.
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