The Data Access UK Conference in Birmingham was well attended and a resounding success, according to our Mike Peat.
Mike was impressed with both the amount of information that Data Access managed to pack into the two days and the quality of the training and presentations. As always, it was a pleasure to meet up with fellow developers and clients to talk DataFlex into "the wee small hours".
Heres a quick summary of the conference, to pass on any new information to those who were unable to attend. For those of you who were there, but didnt have time to make notes of your own (we can all get drawn into the bar against our will!) this is a reminder in case you need to give feedback to your colleagues back at the office.
While all the presentations were interesting and informative, weve highlighted here the ones we think are most relevant for the majority of our customers.
Data Access are currently working on the next release of Visual Report Writer, with VRW v3.0 Alpha due to be available in the next month. Nick Nikijuluw (Data Access NL) showcased what will be coming in this next release, including Standard and Developer Editions, and a new Enterprise Edition.
Eddy Kleinjan stepped through the radical new way in which you will be able to develop Webapps in Visual DataFlex 17.1.
Currently, Visual DataFlex 17.1 Beta is available, with the full release expected in the near future. The Beta release is feature complete and is worth downloading to try out the new Web Framework for yourself.
An excellent presentation by Peter Bragg, about how to use the Codejock controls to add charts, graphs and dashboards (using docking panes) to your DataFlex Windows applications.
This presentation really highlighted just how useful it is to have your business intelligence application running on a tablet - removing the need to quickly print reports before going to a meeting. In addition, Eddy Kleinjan demonstrated the new "flat-style" dashboards, column actions, drag and drop functionality and balanced scorecards on key performance indicators (KPIs).
A key point was how Dynamic AIs intuitive and easy to use user interface, promotes self-service business intelligence, allowing business users to access and work with corporate information without the IT departments involvement.
We hope those of you who attended the conference found it as informative and enjoyable as Mike did, and that its inspired you to go and try out some new Data Access products and features.
If you would like more information about any topics relating to the UK conference, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0118 988 8709