Martyn's blog for the Revelation Software community, sharing ideas, news, views and more. NOTE – Views and opinions expressed in this blog are personal and do not necessarily represent those of Revelation Software.
Please be advised that the email system for both Revelation Software UK and Sprezzatura is down today – 14th March 2019.
We understand that email sent to us is ‘not’ bouncing back to the sender and therefore people might not be aware that there is an issue.
The issue is with our third party email provider and a support incident has been raised. However, at the time of writing, we do not have any details about the cause of the issue nor know when the issue will be resolved.
We will all respond to email as soon as the system is back up and running and we are receiving email again.
I’ll be the first to admit that, the above image is not a very pretty sight, but this is where is all happens – the recording of my YouTube videos of course.
It is a hive of furious activity at the moment and I really cannot crank out these OpenInsight 10 (OI10) lessons quickly enough.
Anyway, a few people have been asking me what I use, how I prepare, what my workflow is and the like. This has got me thinking and it builds on a conversation that I’ve been having with one of my UK VARs over recent months.
I am considering offering my skills to any Revelation Software VAR who needs to put together one or more videos for their OpenInsight based application. This could be a short introduction video, a training video or three, or anything else that you need. These would primarily be screen cast type videos, but we could consider personal videos (i.e. you in the video) if you prefer. That said, this proposal is more about getting your application in front of people and having it on YouTube, Vimeo or wherever you prefer.
Video really is one of the first ports of call when people are researching and evaluating things and software is no exception.
So, if this is something that you might be interested in exploring please comment below, or drop me an email if you’d prefer to keep things offline.
So, I’ve been quiet on the blog for a few days but I’ve been far from quiet in the office. As well as the day job, I have been busy creating OpenInsight 10 (OI10) Lesson videos and there are currently ten lessons online. I’m now getting into building forms, so now is a good time to head over to my new OI10 YouTube Channel, catch up on what I’ve been doing and also please remember to subscribe.
Subscribing and commenting lets me know that it is worth my time creating these videos and that people are finding them useful or not. If you are a positive comment, a like and subscribe online would be welcome. If not, please drop me an email explaining why and I’ll try to change before I get too much further into the series.
I am also pleased to feature the RevUS DBTA video from yesterday. This is a video that features Mike Ruane, Bryan Shumsky and Bob Catalano (all from Revelation Software in the USA) all talking about the many “Features and Benefits of OpenInsight 10”.
In addition, and a first for my YouTube channels, I have a guest presenter. Andrew from Sprezzatura worked on something for me recently and which will become a big time saver and another example of using the OI10 tool set, rather than cutting and maintaining code. His video went live this afternoon on the channel.
Anyway, please like, subscribe and comment and help me to keep putting in the hours to get the series of lessons completed and, once that’s done, I’ll be looking for other OI related subjects, hints, tips and how-to’s to video.
So, it was mentioned to me that I was using a static control to launch the pop-up in my video this morning. Whereas, Andrew was using a Hyperlink Control to do the same. So what’s the difference and why did I opt for the Static Control?
I’ve just uploaded a new video to show the difference between the two and to show why I preferred the static text control in my application – mainly for a little more control owing to the background colour scheme that I have been using in my windows – no other good reason.
I hope that you are finding these videos useful and I’ll welcome your comments, feedback and ideas for more snippet videos like this one.
Firstly, may I wish all of you celebrating Easter weekend a very good and safe weekend, especially if you are travelling – let’s hope that the weather stays kind to us.
The RevUK and Sprezzatura offices will be officially closed on Friday and Monday for the Public Bank Holiday weekend. Normal service will resume on Tuesday 3rd April.
However, because we are so close to the OI10 release and because there is masses to do, some of us ‘might’ be monitoring email from time to time. If you need us for any urgent technical issue that cannot wait until Tuesday morning, please be sure to email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and mark your subject line as ‘URGENT SUPPORT REQUEST’, rather than calling the office by phone.
Whilst I cannot guarantee a response, or even a quick response, this will be the best method to contact us over the weekend.
I am now at a point where my RevUK Contact Management Application can be deployed to Bill and Prashant in the office as read only and for testing. I still have some parts to update and enhance, but deployment license keys have been supplied by Bob, I have the procedure document to follow, so wish me luck.
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