Category Archives: Courses

The Amsterdam Excel Summit 2018 Was outstanding

Two excellent days. That about sums it up for me for our 2018 Amsterdam Excel Summit. The positive feedback we recieved from our attendees and our speakers (just look at the smiles on their faces in the above picture) was overwhelming.

I’d like to  thank everyone who made it possible for our event to become such a success!

We hope to welcome you next year.

Thanks again,

Jan Karel Pieterse

Tony de Jonker

Amsterdam Excel Summit 2018 opens registration

Registration is open!

Our fifth Amsterdam Excel Summit has opened for registration!
June 7, 2018: The Amsterdam Excel Summit 2018
June 8, 2018: The Amsterdam Excel Summit post-conference Masterclasses

Two masterclasses

This year our outstanding event will feature two post-conference masterclasses (on June 8):
The Excel Business Modeling Masterclass
and
Master your data with PowerQuery

Thanks
Jan Karel Pieterse
Tony de Jonker

Updated: Speaker line up and two masterclasses

The Amsterdam Excel Summit and The Amsterdam Excel Masterclass

Speaker page updated

Our fifth Amsterdam Excel Summit is scheduled!
June 7, 2018: The Amsterdam Excel Summit 2018
June 8, 2018: The Amsterdam Excel Summit post-conference Masterclass

I promised to keep you posted, so….

We’re in the middle of creating a great program. I have updated our list of speakers.
Mind you, the list is not complete yet as we’re waiting for the information from the Microsoft Product Managers who are going to speak at our conference.

Two masterclasses

Also, I can reveil that we will offer two separate masterclasses on June 8!

More to follow soon.

Thanks
Jan Karel Pieterse
Tony de Jonker

The Excel VBA Masterclass: We got outstanding Attendee feedback

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Alas, all good things come to an end and our Excel VBA Masterclass is no exception to that rule. We had two days crammed full with VBA information.

Event summary

The atmosphere was vibrant and enthusiastic as our group selfies show:

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and at the end of day one, most attendees even stayed longer in order to be able to spend extra time trying to solve one of our challenging assignments:

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Feedback

On top of all this, we received excellent feedback from our attendees. Read all about the event feedback here.

The Excel VBA Masterclass, what to expect part 5

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Why should you register?

We’ve been working hard to build course content for Our Excel VBA Masterclass and in this mailing I’ll reveal the last bit of the course content (as outlined roughly here) so you can decide whether or not it is worthwile for you to attend.

Add-ins

Add-ins are a powerful addition to Excel. Creating add-ins isn’t hard to do, but there are many things to consider when you decide to deliver your code in an add-in. In this section of the course we will touch on these subjects:

  • When to use an add-in
    as opposed to a “normal” workbook
  • How to develop add-ins
    Things to consider when you’re writing code for an add-in
  • Automating installation
    As simple as it may seem to you, many users have a hard time installing add-ins. Here’s how to help them (and make sure your add-in gets used)
  • Updating Add Ins
    Having one version of the truth is very important. Given that many people use laptops you may want your add-in to be available off-line too. This means a local copy of your add-in will reside on their C-drive. How can you ensure these copies stay up to date?
  • Manual update using central location
    Sometimes all users are connected to the network shares all the time, how can you make sure you can update an add-in used by many people?
  • Programmatically updating an add-in
    Doing it all automagically!

User-defined functions

We’ll talk about UDFs extensively and (amongst other things) demonstrate how code in a UDF can be optimised for speed.

Registration

Our Excel VBA Masterclass training covering advanced VBA subjects such as Error handling, Userform design, Class modules and etcetera is open for registration.
Training dates: October 26 and 27, 2016
Location: Zilveren Toren, Amsterdam

The Excel VBA Masterclass, what to expect part 4

The Excel VBA Masterclass, what to expect part 4

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Why should you register?

We’ve been working hard to build course content for Our Excel VBA Masterclass and in this post I’ll reveal a bit more about the course content (as outlined roughly here) so you can decide whether or not it is worthwile for you to attend.

Userforms

Many VBA developers will have started their career with Excel’s macro recorder. Soon after they start to edit recorded macro’s and then discover at some point they need to get information from the user. If this information is more than a simple yes/No or a single choice, or if a specific UI design is needed the most efficient way in VBA is to build a Userform.

Design

We’ll discuss why design of a form is important and what you might consider doing (and not doing)

Events

Anything your form needs to do has to be programmed, this is where Events come in. We’ll talk about them extensively.

Run-time vs design-time addition of controls

If you know up front what fields are needed for your form, you can manually draw them on the designer canvas. But what if there are many controls or if you don’t know up front how many there are? We’ll show you how to handle both processes efficiently.

Treating them as a class

Out of the box, Excel VBA allows you to address a userfrom by its classname directly. We’ll discuss why there are better ways of doing this.

Up next: Add-ins

Tune in next time when we discuss what our course will bring regarding Add-ins.

Registration

Our Excel VBA Masterclass training covering advanced VBA subjects such as Error handling, Userform design, Class modules and etcetera is open for registration.
Training dates: October 26 and 27, 2016
Location: Zilveren Toren, Amsterdam

The Excel VBA Masterclass, what to expect part 3

The Excel VBA Masterclass, what to expect part 3

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Why should you register?

We’ve been working hard to build course content for Our Excel VBA Masterclass and in this second post I’ll reveal a bit more about the course content (as outlined roughly here) so you can decide whether or not it is worthwile for you to attend.

Error handling

A professionally designed VBA project cannot do without proper error handling. In this part of the course we will discuss:

  • Concepts of Error handling
  • What is an error handler
  • Methods to handle errors
    • Ignore all errors
    • The better option: Prevent errors
    • Catch unexpected errors
    • Error handling in routines called from other routines
    • Using a generic error handler
    • The Err object

Up next: Userforms

Tune in next time when we discuss what our course will bring regarding Userforms.

Registration

Our Excel VBA Masterclass training covering advanced VBA subjects such as Error handling, Userform design, Class modules and etcetera is open for registration.
Training dates: October 26 and 27, 2016
Location: Zilveren Toren, Amsterdam