Digital Edition 7.3

Includes Course Schedule
From October 96 through March 97


JES & Associates, Inc.
The Source for Pick/AP, uniVerse,
Unidata, Unix, Windows NT and Visual BASIC Education


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NT Courses a Sellout!

Our first set of Microsoft NT courses was a learning experience for all, even us! Taught by longtime-guru Bruce Johnson, JES students were treated to a comprehensive, entertaining week immersed in Microsoft Windows NT. What we learned is that we underestimated the amount of time it takes to deliver these courses, so we have accordingly changed the durations on our NT courses, with course 250nt - Windows Server NT Administration - changing to five days, and course 250vnt - UniVerse for NT - changing to three days, beginning with our January sessions.

The Web Keeps Spinning

More and more companies continue to stake their claim to their piece of the World Wide Web. Some late-breaking new sites include Bridge2 Technology, with their new front-end Editor for Pick/BASIC code, the Open Systems Database Association (formerly the Pick Users of Florida) and Weaver Consulting. At the time we went to press, there were 84 links to Pick and Pick-related sites from our Web page. If you want to submit your link, you can use the convenient submission form on our Favorite Links page at www.jes.com.

All New Class Equipment

We have recently equipped our large training room with new Pentium-based PCs, brand-new comfortable chairs and individual workstations. With a capacity of 12 students, each student now can enjoy the latest technology while attending a JES course. This new setup also allows us to run courses for practically any software in use today. Speaking of which, if you have a product that you need to demonstrate on NT, Unix, UniVerse, Unidata, or any version of Pick/AP/D3, and you would like to use our facilities right next to the John Wayne airport in beautiful Orange County, give us a call.

New Canadian Affiliate

On October 28th, Jonathan Sisk, founder of JES, will be conducting the first series of Pick courses at our new Canadian affiliate, ALA Information Systems, Inc. in Mississauga, Ontario, just outside Toronto. ALA has an extensive cast of talented Pick professionals and will conduct many of the JES courses on a regular basis throughout the year.

New Visual BASIC Course

On November 11th, JES will hold its first Visual BASIC course. Taught by industry heavyweight Bruce Johnson, this course introduces the powerful Visual BASIC 4.0 programming language and toolkit. More importantly, the course will provide special insights into how VB can be employed in conjunction with Pick(-like) applications.

What's in a Name?

First, it was Microsoft, who borrowed the name "ACCESS" for their database product - 12 years after Pick Systems used it as the new name for "ENGLISH". Now, The Walt Disney Co. is about to release "D3: The Mighty Ducks". There is no word from Pick Systems as to whether or not they will challenge the name they have now chosen for the product formerly known as "Pick".

New Documentation From Pick Systems

"Introducing D3" explains the basic data and file structure of the D3 system, and outlines the process to create and manage a database. (Size is +400K) - "Using D3" contains more in-depth information on how to store and retrieve data in a D3 database environment, and how accounts, directories, files, and user data interact with each other. (Size is +950K) - "The Pick Systems Reference Manual" is a comprehensive encyclopedia of all D3 terms, expressions, and definitions, presented by topic. It is the document version of the D3REF (formerly EPICK) account, which is the on-line help in D3. (Size is +2.8MB) This information is in addition to the already existing on-line versions of the AP Reference Manual also available from that page in HTML format on Pick's Web site.

OSDA Meeting

The next meeting of the Open Systems Database Association (formerly PUOF) is October 20 and 21, 1996 at the Clarion Hotel in Hollywood, Florida. For registration information, contact John Powers at 305-448-5106 or email him at jwpowers@ix.netcom.com.

Where to find the above links

All of the above links can be found under the "Favorite Links, Pick-Related" at the URL http://www.jes.com.

Upcoming Courses:

Pick / Advanced Pick / D3

  200p  Pick/AP Fundamentals
           Newport Beach, CA       Dec 9-13, Feb 10-14, Mar 31-Apr 4
           Mississauga, Ontario    Oct 28-Nov 1
           San Ramon, CA           Jan 27-31
           Portland, OR            Oct 14-17
  200x  Unix Fundamentals
           Newport Beach, CA       Oct 7-11, Nov 18-22, Feb 3-7
  245p  Intro to ACCESS
           San Ramon, CA           Feb 11
  250a  Pick/AP Sys. Adm./Maint.
           Newport Beach, CA       Nov 18-20, Mar 19-21
           San Ramon, CA           Feb 12-14
  318p  Pick/AP BASIC Prog.
           Newport Beach, CA       Oct 7-11, Dec 16-20, Feb 17-21
           Portland, OR            Oct 21-24
           Mississauga, Ontario    Nov 4-8
           San Ramon, CA           Dec 2-6
  200w  wIntegrate Fundamentals
           Newport Beach, CA       Please call.

All students attending our Pick/AP/D3 courses receive a free, single-user copy of AP/DOS, courtesy of Pick Systems.


Windows NT

  250nt Windows Server NT Admin.
           Newport Beach, CA       Oct 14-17, Jan 20-24, Mar 10-14
  250vnt UniVerse for NT
           Newport Beach, CA       Oct 18, Jan 27-29, Mar 17-19

Unidata

  200d  Unidata Fundamentals
           Newport Beach, CA       Oct 21-25, Dec 2-6, Jan 6-10, 
                                   Feb 24-28, Mar 24-28
  200x  Unix Fundamentals
           Newport Beach, CA       Oct 7-11, Nov 18-22, Feb 3-7
  250d  Unidata Admin.
           Newport Beach, CA       Nov 4-6, Dec 16-18, Feb 19-21
  315d  Unidata BASIC Prog.
           Newport Beach, CA       Oct 28-Nov 1, Jan 13-17, Mar 3-7
  200w  wIntegrate Fundamentals
           Newport Beach, CA       Please call.

UniVerse

  200v  UniVerse Fundamentals
           Newport Beach, CA       Oct 21-25, Dec 2-6, Jan 6-10,
                                   Feb 24-28, Mar 24-28
  200x  Unix Fundamentals
           Newport Beach, CA       Oct 7-11, Nov 18-22, Feb 3-7
  250v  UniVerse Sys. Admin.
           Newport Beach, CA       Nov 11-13, Feb 10-12
  250vnt UniVerse for NT
           Newport Beach, CA       Oct 18, Jan 27-29, Mar 17-19
  315v  UniVerse BASIC Prog.
           Newport Beach, CA       Oct 28-Nov 1, Jan 13-17, Mar 3-7

Visual BASIC

  360vb  Intro to Visual BASIC 4.0
           Newport Beach, CA       Nov 11-15, Feb 3-7

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Information About JES & Associates, Inc.

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