Archive for September, 2018

Office 2019 released

Tuesday, 25th September, 2018

Does anyone care?

It sounds like it is pretty much just a freeze of the current Office 365.

Which as we know contains xlSlow, so I assume that’s not getting its performance fixed, ever.

Has anyone got it?

Is it any good?

I only just picked up a cheap 2016, so I can’t see me ‘upgrading’ to 2019 any time soon, if ever.

I’m doing a lot of SQL Server at the moment which is a nice change, and SSIS, which is less nice. But still better than the Access I was doing. I like the Access visual designer (a bit), but the rubbish SQL editor is frustrating. In the end I had all the SQL in notepad++ (colour coded key words, indenting and new lines (MS Access team take note – how hard can it be?). And looking at the visual designer for the joins. Not a bad way of working actually…

And I have been messing with RubberduckVBA, it seems that’s currently the best way to indent other peoples shitty VBA, to make it at least semi-readable. (Smart Indenter seems to be pining for the fjords with a combo of lack of VB6 love at MS and increased ‘security’.). (I am sure I used to have a VBA version of that somewhere).

Anyway, another shout out for the developExcel conf in a few weeks. I have been busy messing with VSTO and Addin Express in preparation. It looks like there are going to be quite a few of us (100 ish I believe).

Rach from the 2013 conf

said she would come if her sock drawer was in order.




Bluetooth mice

Friday, 21st September, 2018

Any of you using them?

Any good?

I have just swapped out the one I had at work because it randomly ignored me for 30 seconds every now and then.

Now I have one with the thickest most inflexible cable ever. Its doing my RSI no end of bad.

Initially I really like the bluetooth rodent, but after changing the batteries didnt improve its obedience it had to go. It also sometimes would not release like dragging and dropping but without the drop

I dunno what brand it was, but I am very underwhelmed. I am thinking I may have to go back to a track ball.

Anyone had good experiences with them? maybe I need to upgrade..



ps don’t forget the amazing brilliant and excellent DevelopExcel conf is coming soon to that London. If you have not booked on yet, why the bloody hell not? linky.