So I was all excited. Office DevCon 2009 was in Brisbane this year. We develop in Excel and VBA. I was looking forward to networking with others who do the same, and learning some new techniques and tricks. The session track précis hinted at new reporting techniques, building reports for excel-centric clients, new VBA forms and more. I skipped the first day because there was only 1 session I wanted to go to. I was all excited about the second day because I thought (wrongly) my desires would be met. But no. I should have read the presenter profiles page first!.
These guys were all Access gurus. And they seemed to know what they were doing, but when it came to Excel they ignored the massive functionality of Excel, and treated it primarily as a report display system.
I think I am going to offer to present next year.
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