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So you want to learn programming…

June 19, 2013 Leave a comment

Sunset Reports provides so many features and one of them is being able to write your own programs in VB.net, Jscript .net, or C#.   Yes that means that you do not need Microsoft Visual Studio to learn programming.   You can write a .net program as a script for a report and have an empty report if you only want to run the code.   To execute the code you simply run the empty report.   Previewing the report will execute the code as well or you can schedule the report to run in the queue.   So you can write program and then schedule it’s execution.   Or with the opening arguments capability in Sunset Reports, you can launch a report (your code) directly from a shortcut on your desktop.   What a great way to learn to program with minimal cost.   And don’t forget you can validate your code while you design it to find errors in syntax.  And in addition to that your code can be part of creating a document/report, or be the logic behind an interactive report/form in Window View.

Live Online Training

May 5, 2012 Leave a comment

We are now offering live online training to help you get started with Sunset Reports.   There is a minimum of 1 hour with an instructor and it is scheduled on a mutually agreed specific date and time.   Cost is $100 USD per hour.

To purchase Online Training, email support@sunsetreports.com and request Live Online Training, a date and time you prefer, and the amount you wish to purchase.   An invoice will be emailed to you with payment instructions.  After payment is received, you will receive an Email with confirmation and instructions.

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Academia

February 6, 2012 Leave a comment

Sunset Reports is a perfect tool for the classroom.

Advantages

  • A working software tool for a variety of “Information System” topics
  • Easy installation for instructor and students
  • No additional software required
  • Many samples included and the instructors can create their own examples
  • Sample course outline provided
  • Concepts directly applicable to other software
  • FREE – No cost to instructor or students – License valid for duration of semester
  • Discount available for purchase after semester

Applicable Subject Areas

  • SQL and Query Design
  • Report Design
  • Graphing Data
  • Web Page Design
  • Programming

System Requirements

The software runs on any Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 computer.  It can run on either 32 or 64 bit machines.  Licensing is for installation on a single workstation.   The program is written based on Microsoft .NET version 3.5.   This is generally available as part of the operating system, but can be installed free from the Microsoft website if needed.  The installation program will warn you if this is needed.   The user manuals are in PDF form, so you will also need a PDF reader, available free from the Adobe website.   Minimal memory and hard disk space is necessary.

Procedure to Get Software

Instructors:

For a FREE copy:  Contact Sunset Reports via email at Education@SunsetReports.com.  Include in your email your name, school name, course name and number, and approximate number of students. If you have a web link to either your website and/or the course website, please include that as well.   Also include the dates the course will be held.   You will then receive an email with instructions for downloading the software for yourself.   The software will then need to be activated and will be usable from the date of the request to 1 month after the course ends.   To Purchase a copy:  Go to the Purchase page.   Choose the Workstation Edition with the Educational discount, and pay online.

Students:

For a FREE copy:  Contact Sunset Reports via email at Education@SunsetReports.com.  Include in your email your name, school name, instructor name, course name and number, and starting date of the course.  You will then receive an email with instructions for downloading the software for yourself.   The software will then need to be activated and will be usable from the date of the request to 1 month after the course ends.

Attention Educators and Students

February 21, 2011 Leave a comment

We are offering you a FREE TRIAL of Sunset Reports for the duration of a semester. The software is a great working software tool for a variety of “Information System” topics. It is easy to install and no additional software is required. Many samples are included and the instructors can create their own examples. Sample course outlines are provided and all concepts are directly applicable to other software. And at the end of the semester there is a discount available for purchase.

The applicable subject areas include: Data Analysis, SQL and Query Design, Report Design, Graphing Data, Web Page Design, and Programming.

Here is a document with some suggested course outlines.
Course Outlines PDF