Catch Up Time

Firstly, I am sorry for having been so quiet recently.  As many of you will know, I have been heavily involved with learning OpenInsight 10, planning and then producing the OpenInsight 10 Quick Start Videos.  I have now produced and published 46 individual lesson videos on my OpenInsight 10 YouTube Channel and I still have reporting and a few other topics to cover over the next few weeks.

However, I wanted to share some wonderful news that came to my attention a couple of weeks ago.  Every year Database Trends and Applications (DBTA) publish their annual industry awards and this year OpenInsight 10 was voted the Reader’ Choice Award Winner in the Best MultiValue Database category.  This is quite the accolade considering that OpenInsight 10 has only been released for a very short time and it is a very welcome acknowledgement of the fantastic work undertaken by Mike, Carl and the whole developer team at Revelation Software.

If you would like to experience OpenInsight 10 for yourself, please drop me a line via and I will get back to you as quickly as possible with details of the OpenInsight 10 evaluation.


OpenInsight 10 Overview Video

Since uploading the two videos yesterday, I have had more pressure from people to get some form of overview video out for OpenInsight 10.  It seems that there is significant interest in the new version of OpenInsight but people want a quick view, rather than downloading, installing and running their own evaluation.

I have therefore just uploaded an initial overview video.  Although this video is not short (a little over 51 minutes), it is a ‘very’ quick overview of the OpenInsight 10 tool-set.

Aimed primarily at experienced OpenInsight developers who are familiar with the OpenInsight tool-set, this video takes quick look at the Integrated Development Environment (IDE), how the tools are launched and how the interface reacts to those launched tools.  We don’t look at everything and nothing is looked at in any great detail.  I’ll take that request on a module by module basis.

As always, please comment below the video on YouTube if you find this video useful.  It is the only way that I know whether these videos are worth the time and effort to produce them.


RevCon 2016 End of show slideshow.

I am pleased to announce that the video slideshow of photographs taken at this years Revelation Conference in Orlando, Florida is now available on my personal YouTube Channel and it can be run from the link below.  There is also a Playlist which I will use to bundle all of my Revelation videos together, for now there is just this years conference and last years in the playlist.

The captions in the video will only really make sense if you were there.  Things like “Bob’s special little network” will only mean anything to those of us that were fortunate to be at this main Revelation Software event. However, it was nice for me to get more than a few giggles and laughs from the audience and this was a great way to round of a fabulous few days with the Rev team and some of our clients from all over the world.

I do have a license to use the music files and this is through the software used to create the slideshow.  As such I have contested this with YouTube and apologise for the annoying adverts that YouTube includes in the video whilst the issue is investigated.  I hope that they do not spoil your enjoyment of the video.

I still have the photographs to process and these will be added to my M4Photo website as Revelation Software gallery when they are complete.  I’ll blog here just as soon as this is the case.