This is my last post here in my corner of the Excel-world. In the end of last year I decided that I would make a ‘reboot’ when it comes to the time I put into ‘the world of softwares’. It’s not easy since it will mean that I will start from scratch and become a newbie again. Well, perhaps not as a real newbie as I have my experience with Excel et al with me.
I’m very pleased to see how well OzGrid has developed since its start for 3 years ago. At that time we didn’t know what the outcome would be but today we know that OzGrid has become an important spot in the virtual global Excel community. The best part is not the number of members or the number of post it’s too see how some members (and close friends) have grown a lot when it comes to knowledge and skillfulness with Excel. It’s a real pleasure for me and I feel lucky that I’ve been around here to take part of that progress.
Yesterday the first shipment of two arrived to me. The package contained 8 books and the next shipment will include additional 6 books. One thing that still amazes me is the fact that the books usually cover more then 1000 pages. It means that I will spend the next coming months with reading and trying to learn new things. Actually, I have scheduled to spend the whole 2006 with reading, thinking, trying and exploring.
What will I actually do? Well, I will try to catch up with the rapid development when it comes to the .NET platform. I think that the .NET rocks and with the recent release of version 2005 it has become even better. I will also explore and learn more about VSTO, which a close friend to me recently started to, call VBA.NET. It’s important to accept that it will take some time to understand the .NET platform and all the possibilities it offer. Personally I find it quite exciting to start with something new. I’ve also decided to challenge and see if I’m capable of learning C#. This is the #1 developing language on the .NET platform and it will probably be the leading tool for many years ahead. Most of You who read this probably assume that .NET is all about MSFT. That’s not true and if You’re curious I suggest that You take part of Borland Delphi at the following URL: http://www.borland.com/us/products/delphi/index.html
I take this opportunity to thank Dave and the team for a pleasant and interesting time and I wish You all the best with the forum.
Finally, I thank You all for reading my post here in the corner. After all, it’s a privilege to see that other people read what I actually post. Without You it wouldn’t been the same!
Keep Excelling but don’t forget to give Yourself breaks to take part of the real life as well.