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Microsoft Office Lesson Versions
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Hey folks. I've received a few emails from people asking about different versions for the my Microsoft Office lessons, so I wanted to clarify how this works.

Since Office 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, and 2019 are NEARLY IDENTICAL, I did not record separate lessons for each version. I have separate lessons for some of the Beginner Level 1 lessons so that I don't confuse any users who are absolutely new to the software, but after that point, all of the lessons from Beginner Level 2 on are all recorded in the then-current version of the software. There are no separate lessons for these versions. They would be identical to the previous videos, so I didn't bother re-recording them.

Yes, there are a few MINOR additions and changes in some of the versions, but the vast majority of the material is the same, and if there is a major change, I either re-recorded that lesson segment, or I have made an addendum video and you will get a copy of that video with the class. So far, in 15 years, I've only had to make two.

In my expert opinion, 99% of the material covered in my Office 2007, 2010, and 2013 lessons are PERFECTLY FINE for all users, however, if you do discover something different, however, please let me know.

I hope this clears up the confusion.


UPDATE June 2020: There have been some improvements and updates in Access 2019 for Microsoft 365 users. I am planning a What's New in Access for 2020 lesson - coming soon!


Switch Access 2010 to 2016 Link 
Steven Luttrell    
4 months ago
For some reason I accidentally signed up for Access 2010 Beginner Courses.  I am up to lesson 5 and have learned quite a bit already, however, I would like to switch over to access 2016 beginner. Any suggestions on what lesson to start with on Access 2016 Beginner Course. Id rather not start from the beginning again.
Richard Rost    
4 months ago
Hi Steven. I moved your comment from the Forum to the News article I wrote explaining about this. Keep cranking along with the lessons you're on, and if you do find any major differences in the lessons between what's shown and what you've got, please let me know!
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advanced level materials Link 
Angelo Granzotti 
6 years ago
I am only interested in advanced level materials so I will be happy to hear from you when you have it applicable to Access 2013.

Reply from Richard Rost:

I'd say over 95% of everything covered in my Access 300-series is applicable to ANY version of Access, including 2013. The only thing that's really different is the interface (Ribbon menus). If you're at that advanced level, you won't have any problems figuring out where the commands have moved. Read More...
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SQL Link 
Kerra Cameron 
6 years ago
Do you have any videos for building SQL databases.  I have been a access user for a while and I am ready to upgrade to SQL.

Reply from Richard Rost:

I have lessons on the SQL language as it pertains to Access, but I don't have an SQL SERVER lesson yet. I expect to have one very soon, however. Read More...
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Theophilus F 
6 years ago
Thanks for the explanation enjoying the courses.
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Access 2010 vs 2013 Lesson Versions Link 
Keith P 
6 years ago
For many years I have wanted to learn Access.  I put it off because it seemed formidable.  You have made it quite simple and in less than three days I have finished through Beginner 6 and looking forward to the expert level. Thanks!
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