September 2010

Reflections on the Users' Conference

September 29, 2010 - David Lang — The Inaugural Accordance Users' Conference is now over, and like the other attendees, I'm still trying to process all the cool things I learned and experienced. First, let me apologize that my live-blogging of the conference ended after the first two sessions. As I was doing it I found myself thinking, "I didn't take this many notes in seminary!" Beyond that, the sessions were all so interesting I didn't want to miss anything while trying to blog about them. My spotty reporting aside, those who were interested in what was going on ...

Live-Blogging the Users' Conference

September 24, 2010 - David Lang — I don't do much live blogging, but I'm going to give it a try while at the inaugural Accordance Users' Conference. Check back here throughout the day for brief updates. Note: You may need to hit the refresh button to see the latest comments. We're in the introductory session right now. We've got a great crowd. Our company president is introducing each of the Accordance staff members. Getting the Most Out of Accordance Commentaries In Greg Ward's session on "Getting the Most Out of Accordance Commentaries." He started ...

Users' Conference Starts Tomorrow

September 23, 2010 - David Lang — The Accordance team has arrived safely in Mesquite, Texas and is making final preparations for the Accordance Users' Conference. If you're in the area, you can still register at the door to attend one or both days. Attendees will get a jump start on learning to use all the new enhancements in Accordance 9, and will be among the first to see the upcoming Accordance app for iOS. It's not finished yet, but it's really shaping up and we're excited to show it off. Whether you're able to attend or just interested to know what's going on, w ...

Attend One Day, Pay for One Day

September 21, 2010 - David Lang — Want to come to the Accordance Users Conference but can't commit to both days? I've got great news for you. You can now register to attend one day at half the full registration price. And since Saturday is a shorter day, registering to attend Saturday also entitles you to attend Dan Wallace's plenary session and the open discussion time on Friday evening. To take advantage of this single day registration offer, simply register at the door Friday morning (for all day Friday), Friday evening (for that evening and all day Saturday), or Saturday ...

Accordance 9 is Here!

September 21, 2010 - David Lang — Accordance 9 is here! If you're already convinced you need it, stop reading this blog post right now and go get it. If you'd like to see Accordance 9 in action, stop reading this blog post right now and watch Dr. J's excellent video demo at the bottom of this page. If you need to have all the new features and improvements of Accordance 9 spelled out for you, stop reading this blog post right now and check out the list of new features. If you want more detail about why Accordance 9 is the best Bible study software ever, watch ...

Friday Night with Accordance 9

September 16, 2010 - David Lang — Last Friday night we invited all the sales, office, and tech support staff to attend a dinner and demonstration of the new features in Accordance 9. For many of them, this was their first chance to see what the development staff has been working so hard to produce. Dr. J and I both made long drives to be there as well, even though we had been testing the new features for weeks. After all, we both need to be able to tell you about everything that's new, and we've been around Accordance long enough to know that there would surely be cool little ...

Much Ado About Accordance 9

September 15, 2010 - David Lang — If you've visited our website recently, you've already noticed that big changes are afoot. The most obvious change is that the website has a cool new look, including a banner which reads Accordance 9. No, Accordance 9 is not yet available. We did our best to coordinate all the website and infrastructure changes with our new product releases, but I'm afraid we didn't quite make it. So for a very short while, we're going to be in a state of transition. Okay, so now that you know Accordance 9 is right around the corner, how can you ...

The Number One Reason to Attend the Users' Conference

September 10, 2010 - David Lang — Over the past few weeks I've been counting down the Top Ten Reasons you should plan to attend the Accordance Users' Conference in the Dallas area September 24-25. I'm now ready to reveal the number one reason to attend the Users' Conference. But first, let me list once again reasons 2 through 10. 10. Hang Out with Other Accordance Users: See here for more. 9. Get to Know Accordance Developers: See here for more. 8. Go Light or Heavy: See here for more. 7. Get Personal and Practical Help: See here for more. 6. Try ...

Understated Power

September 09, 2010 - David Lang — "David's a nice guy but he sure talks about himself a lot." Hearing those words was like a punch in the gut. I was in college, and a Bible study leader relayed to me that a girl I knew had described me that way. What a blow to learn that rather than being seen as an interesting conversationalist, I was coming across as a self-absorbed boor. That revelation caused me to take a hard look at how I relate to people, and I soon learned that it is far more rewarding to let people discover interesting things about you than to give a laundry list of ...

Top Ten Reasons to Attend the Users' Conference: #2

September 08, 2010 - David Lang — Over the past few weeks I've been counting down the Top Ten Reasons you should plan to attend the Accordance User's Conference in the Dallas area September 24-25. Here again are reasons 3 through 10, along with reason 2. 10. Hang Out with Other Accordance Users: See here for more. 9. Get to Know Accordance Developers: See here for more. 8. Go Light or Heavy: See here for more. 7. Get Personal and Practical Help: See here for more. 6. Try Before You Buy and Buy at a Discount: See here for more. 5. Get Up ...

Dr. J Shares Power Tips and Tweaks

September 07, 2010 - David Lang — Dr. J has just posted a new Lighting the Lamp podcast entitled Power Tips and Tweaks. In it he does an excellent job of exposing you to a few options and settings that can improve your workflow and make your life much easier. Of the power tips he covers, my favorite are the various copy options that are available. Be sure to check it out.