FMS News Archive
2/15/07 Upcoming Events
FMS is going to Disneyland! We hope to see you at the
Advisor Summit on Microsoft Access and Office, May 6-10, 2007 in
Anaheim, CA. Stop by our booth, or listen to FMS President Luke Chung
speak about topics including:
- Where Microsoft Access fits in the Overall Database Strategy of
- Tips and Techniques for Taking Over an Existing Access
- Best Practices for Creating Great Access Applications
Total .NET SourceBook 2005 is Shipping (Oct 06)
Total .NET SourceBook 2005,
the latest version of its best-selling professional source code library
and code repository for Visual Studio .NET. The newest version supports
Visual Studio .NET 2005 with a comprehensive collection of royalty free,
ready-to-use .NET programming code in C# and Visual Basic .NET.
Find out more...
FMS Celebrates 20 year Anniversary (Oct 06)
Founded in 1986, FMS is celebrating its 20th anniversary in business.
This proud achievement is a very significant milestone for us. Very few
companies survive so long, much less firms in our rapidly changing
technology industry. Our success over the years stems from properly
serving our customers, employees, and vendors through many business and
technology cycles. And, of course, the continued support our customers
give us for our innovation and customer service.
We'd like to thank you...
New Versions of Total Access Analyzer Available (Oct 5, 2006)
FMS, Inc. is proud to release new versions of
Total Access Analyzer with many new features and enhancements.
Version 11.7 is now available for Access 2003, Version 10.7 for Access
2002/XP, and Version 9.7 for Access 2000. Total Access Analyzer is the
most popular Microsoft Access add-in winning every industry “Best Access
Add-in” award since 1994. The new versions generate even more
comprehensive documentation and analysis of Access databases to help
help users and developers create better solutions.
FMS President Luke Chung featured on Microsoft website (Sep 06)
Learn when to use Microsoft
Access and when to use SQL Server in your organization. This white
paper discusses database needs, evolution, and challenges, the
advantages, limitations, and myths of Access, and how to use Access and
SQL Server strategically in your organization.
7/15/06 Newest Version of Total Access Emailer Available Today
We are excited to announce a new and greatly improved version of
Total Access Emailer. Total Access
Emailer is the leading email program for Access users and developers.
Easily leverage the power of Microsoft Access and email to generate
personalized text and HTML email for everyone in your table or query.
Use field values from your Access tables and queries to create unique,
personalized emails for each recipient. You can even maintain an audit
trail to know who was contacted when.
Download the trial today.
5/15/06 Dot.net Magazine Awards Total .Net Analyzer
of Germany recently recognized
Total .NET Analyzer as its Reader's
Choice best software for testing, Q/A, and debugging! We are honored by
this latest addition to Total .NET Analyzer's
wide array of awards and rave
reviews. Download a
30-day Trial today and
see how this award-winning product can improve your applications.
5/10/06 Total Access Statistics Updates Available
Total Access Statistics is the most powerful data analysis tool for
Access. Total Access Statistics runs as an Access add-in and offers a
wide range of statistical functions to analyze your data, including
regressions, percentiles, ANOVA, t-Tests, and much more. You'll be
amazed at the powerful statistical analysis you can generate within
As part of our commitment to providing quality software, we have
released update patches for Total Access Statistics 11.0, 10.5, and 9.5
(for Access 2003, 2002, and 2000 respectively). These updates resolve a
few known issues in the products, and also include several new features.
Download the new updates today...
5/10/06 New Versions of Total Access Emailer Released
Total Access Emailer makes
it easy to send personalized emails from within Access. With the release
of the new .5 versions for Access 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003, users can
now use Total Access Emailer to embed access reports, tables, queries,
Learn about all the new features...
Microsoft Small Business Specialist Designation
Microsoft has certified FMS as a
Microsoft Small Business Specialist with experience and
qualifications to address the needs of small businesses. Find out what
we can do for your organization today.
While many Access databases remain perfectly fine in Access, a
certain number grow and evolve into applications that push the limits of
Access. When is it time to grow into SQL Server? Visit the Professional
Solutions Group, Upsizing page and discover why even Microsoft uses FMS
data to decide when you should use a new solution.
2/17/06 FMS Featured in the Washington Business Journal
As recently featured in Washington Business Journal, the FMS Advanced
Systems Group is leading the industry to go beyond traditional link
Visit today and
learn more about this exciting advancement in technology.
2/15/06 FMS Announces renewal of its Microsoft Gold
Certification for 2006
Microsoft has renewed its certification of FMS as a Microsoft Gold
Certified Partner. This is Microsoft’s highest partner certification
level and reflects the proven experience and expertise of FMS for
creating solutions using Microsoft technology.
10/14/05 Strategic Investment and Licensing Agreement with
As recently featured in Washington Business Journal,
discover this new technology.
10/13/05 Steve Clark Designated Microsoft MVP
We are proud to announce that Steve Clark, Senior Project Manager,
has been selected for the 5th straight year as a Microsoft Office
Systems Access MVP. Each year Microsoft reviews the contributions of
professionals around the globe to find the cream of the crop in
dedication. In addition to being a consistent resource for Microsoft
newsgroups, Steve has also been a contributing author to the Access 2003
VBA Programmer's Reference book published by WROX.
The new FMS product catalog is now available. Get to know some of the
people that contribute to our success and all the latest products to
"Accelerate" your work!
9/21/05 FMS Selected to Guest Speak at CIPS
Processing Society has selected FMS to guest speak at the annual
conference in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, November 8th, 2005.
9/16/05 Pod Cast with Luke Chung
This interview featured Access through the eyes of long-time database
veteran, guru, and FMS president, Luke Chung. This Pod Cast was courtesy
8/15/05 FMS Moves
We are happy to announce that FMS has moved. Our new address is: 8150
Leesburg Pike, Suite 600, Vienna VA, 22182-2721. Phone, Fax, and Email
information remains the same.
6/13/05 Case Studies
We enjoy sharing success stories with you. Here are 2 success stories
we are proud to highlight.
Office Tools Pro uses Total Access Memo and
NGP Software, Inc. uses Total Access Agent. Share your experiences
with us anytime.
4/22/05 Visual Studio Magazine
We are proud to be in the April issue of Visual Studio magazine, page
19, with a product listing for
Total .NET SourceBook - our code
All our 2003 products for Microsoft Access are now shipping, which
includes the Total Access Ultimate Suite. If you're serious about
Access, this suite is what you need for significant productivity! Amaze
the boss and save $2000 today!
The most popular professional source code library for Access, VB, and
VBA developers is now shipping with support for Microsoft Access/Office
2003, as well as Office 2000, Office 2002/XP, and Visual Basic 6. This
new version includes browser enhancements to customize the error
handling for the FMS procedures making it simple to replace the default
error handling code, plus lots of new code. Over 85,000+ lines of code
and 160+ classes and modules are available for you to use royalty-free
in your applications!
The new version of Total Access Analyzer is available and brings new
functionality to help Access developers control their databases by
understanding how they work.
Easily compare objects, properties, fields, controls, lines of code,
data, and more to know exactly what changed! New features include
combining data differences into a new table, summary reports for
databases differences, support for ADPs, and much more! Versions
available for Access 2000, 2002, and 2003!
3/15/05 Vote for FMS Development Tools
We are proud to have our products recognized in the development tools
section of MSD2D's Fourth Annual People's Choice Awards. Vote for any of
our 3 products: Total .NET Analyzer, Total .NET SourceBook and Total
All Access/Jet databases need regular maintenance for optimal
performance and bloat elimination. Total Visual Agent solves your
administrative chores like compacts and backups by letting you schedule
these and other repetitive tasks. Total Visual Agent can now run as a
Windows NT Service which lets you manage ALL your Access/Jet databases
across your network securely. Supports all versions of Access (including
2003), Jet, and Visual Basic.
Master Microsoft Access, .NET, .ASP, C#, and Visual Basic with this
easy-to-follow CD-ROM collection from Blast Through Learning, a company
recognized throughout North America for world-class courseware and
comprehensive training courses. Industry experts Dan Balter, Paul
Sheriff, Alison Balter, and Bruce Jones lead you step by step through
the intricacies of using these. We are confident you will find these
videos very useful, plus they are nearly 30% off regular price. Order
The new Total Visual CodeTools is shipping! The new version supports
Visual Basic 6, Access/Office 2000, Access 2002/Office XP, and
Access/Office 2003. Integrated directly into the VB/VBA Integrated
Development Environment, Total Visual CodeTools provides a rich set of
coding tools. Total Visual CodeTools helps you increase productivity and
ensure that your code is efficient and maintainable.
We are proud to announce the new division within FMS, the Advanced
Systems Group. This new group is responsible for delivering advanced
analytical software to a variety of missions.
10/12/04 MSDN Event in Southeastern Virginia
FMS recently exhibited at a MSDN seminar held in Chesapeake,
Virginia. The event, attended by over 70 individuals, was a huge
success for FMS, who was able to publicize products and services.
For information on FMS participation in future MSDN events, as well as
other seminars and roundtables, visit our
upcoming events page.
The most popular Access add-in of all time is now available for
Access 2003, plus an updated version 10.5 supporting Access 2002. The
new version offers over 200 "Best Practices" to flag errors, offer
suggestions, and much more. To get more information on Access Analyzer,
Luke Chung, FMS president and founder, discusses software tools that are
available to developers. Listen to the recorded radio interview today.
8/13/04 Software Solution for City of Phoenix
The City of Phoenix has chosen FMS to provide operational consulting
services and software support to its waste management department.
7/10/04 Sentinel TMS
Sentinel Threat Management System has recently been included in
Microsoft's Justice and Public Safety catalog.
6/29/2004 FMS and Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
Featured New Database System in
6/5/04 Association Management Software
FMS delivers association management software for a major custom .NET
application to manage memberships, relationships, and events for
non-profit university organization headquartered in Washington D.C.
4/19/04 Total Access Emailer for Access 2003
"I recently purchased Total Access Emailer for Access 2003. I just want
to say what a great program it is. We send invoices and dispatch data
electronically (in text or Xml format) from our Access database. It used
to be a rather cumbersome having to manually attach files that we had
created using Access. Now, with just a click of a button, Total Access
Emailer takes care of the entire process. Thank you!" - Phillip
Kershaw, Triumph International (NZ) Ltd
4/14/04 Tech Deputies
Washington Business Journal reports: "Local firms capitalize on
software that connects the dots for law enforcement. The heightened
level of security has led to higher levels of government funding to
fight terrorism, and officials with companies selling connect-the-dots
software, such as Vienna-based FMS and Springfield-based i2, hope this
will lead to increased demand for their products." - Neil Adler,
Total Access Statistics for Access 2003 is now shipping with many new
features and analysis types. New versions for Access 2000 and 2002
are also available with these enhancements.
Sanders Kaufman reviews Total .NET Developer Suite on Builder.com.
"The Total .NET Developer Suite looks and feels very much like it is OEM
and not a third-party add-in."
FMS has received two, 2004 Visual Studio Reader's Choice Merit Awards.
Total .NET SourceBook was recognized for Development Tools and Total
.NET Analyzer for Performance, Profiling and Debugging Tools.
Our entire product line in one catalog. This issue includes the MSDN
Universal Subscription for only $1,499 when you purchase any FMS Suite
and after the Microsoft DVD rebate - regularly $2,799.
Total Access Emailer lets users and developers create and send emails
based on their data. Explore this product trial today, FREE! Versions
available for Access 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003!
2/13/04 Cast Your Vote Today!
The asp.netPRO First Annual Reader's Choice Balloting has begun!
FMS is proud to be in the category of Add-in with Total .NET SourceBook
and the Utility category with Total .NET Analyzer. Support asp.netPRO
and FMS, vote today!
1/28/04 SD Times Highlights FMS .NET Tools
In the February 1st issue of SD Times, page 21, article titled
"Building On .NET", features our very own Dan Haught.
12/16/03 MSDN Subscriptions - Huge Savings With FMS!
Purchase the MSDN Subscription from FMS and receive a $800 discount. And
now for a limited time FMS will take an additional $200 off when you
purchase the MSDN Subscription with any FMS Product Suite. Buy the Total
.NET Developer Suite, Total Access Developer Suite or Total Access
Ultimate Suite and pay only $1799 for the MSDN Subscription. That's
$1000 in savings! (retail price $2799). Supplies are limited.
10/21/03 Technical Paper on Access
Microsoft Access within an Organization's Database Strategy" Whether
you use Access or not, you'll want to read this detailed paper exploring
the role of Access (the world's most popular database) in today's
rapidly changing IT environment. Written by FMS president Luke Chung,
this paper summarizes our experience with the use of Access across
enterprise of all sizes. Discover how the strategic and proper use of
Access maximizes your ROI and gives your organization a competitive
advantage. This paper also analyzes the power of database evolution and
how you should embrace and anticipate its impact throughout your
In the October issue of Visual Studio Magazine, Total Access Emailer
the November issue of Visual Studio Magazine, Total .NET XRef is
presented in the First Looks section. "A
cross-referencing tool such as Total .NET XRef can be vital to
supporting large, complex systems, and a lifesaver when you maintain
other people's code. You can make changes with fewer unintended side
effects when you can see every place where the code uses a data item. If
you work with heavily used module-level variables or find yourself
changing frequently used methods, Total .NET XRef can help you avoid
making serious mistakes." - Andy Clark, Reviewer
10/1/03 Customer Service
"Geez, Nifty Products (like the Code Libraries), Spiffy Customer
Service, and Super Prices (Great Value to the End User)... No Wonder
folks keep coming back to FMS! It *is* kind of amazing the ugly level of
customer service that's out there... Which makes is all the more
refreshing when we get to deal with folks like Jessica and FMS. Thanks
Again!" - Kevin Keith
Maintaining a Competitive Edge: Improving Business Process with the
.NET Framework features FMS and client MediVia.
"Email jobs are saved so they can be edited and reused. You also get
statistics and reporting after a blast has gone out. There's even a
programmatic interface in case you'd like to add emailing capabilities
to your own Access applications. All in all, a nice piece of work." -
Mike Gunderloy, Developer Central 32
9/12/03 Total Access Emailer Highlighted
Total Access Emailer is highlighted in
the product listing section of the October issue of Visual Studio
"FMS Total Access Emailer lets you
generate personalized e-mail messages in text or HTML format for
everyone in your table or query." - Advisor Zone
"The FMS Total Access Admin helps you perform tasks such as fixing
database corruption and logging off idle users in order to perform
maintenance." - Advisor Zone
9/9/03 Microsoft Approves Total Access Startup
Total Access Startup has been approved by Microsoft for quality
standards and will now appear with the Microsoft "Designed for
Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, ME, 98" logo. Discover this superior
Total .NET SourceBook is featured in the Visual Studio Magazine
Discover this product today.
Total Access Startup is featured in 46 Advisor Zone
publications including the Microsoft Access Advisor Zone. Use the tool
to launch a database with the appropriate version of Access every time.
8/24/03 FMS, Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
FMS is now a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, the highest
designation for a Microsoft partner, and another example of FMS's
commitment to deliver the best Microsoft solutions and services.
The German Magazine iX
plans to publish a list of tools for Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0/1.1.
FMS is proud to announce our entire .NET product line has just been
included in this special issue.
8/19/03 FMS Contributes to Advisor Magazine
In the September issue of Access-VB-SQL Advisor Magazine
Troy Munford writes "Overcome a Common Access ActiveX Problem, Learn how
linking tables at runtime affects ActiveX on forms and reports", page
22. Jim Ferguson writes "Avoid Unwanted Events in VB.NET", page 50. And
Dan Haught has the Tip of the Month with "Decompile an Access Database
to Improve Performance", page 50.
In the September issue of Visual Studio Magazine, page 11, "My
favorite category is "Unused," which reveals unused assignments and
variables—dead code that invariably winds up lying around once
development is complete" said Reviewer Leonard Lobel.
"The documentation is clear and thorough, and technical support is
courteous and responsive. The tool had difficulty parsing one of my
projects, and a friendly representative handled my call. Within a few
days, FMS released a new version that fixed the problem."
The .NET Developer's Journal is accepting your votes for the
2003 Reader's Choice Awards until August 30th. Our products, Total
.NET SourceBook and Total .NET Analyzer have been nominated in a number
of categories. We would be grateful if you could take a moment and
cast your vote for your favorite FMS .NET tool.
7/17/03 Product Update: Total VB Statistics
As part of our commitment to providing quality software, we have just
released an update for Total VB Statistics 6.5. The latest version of
Total VB Statistics is 6.5.5.
Download it today.
7/15/03 Product Update: Total Access Memo
As part of our commitment to providing quality software, we have just
released an update for Total Access Memo 10 (for Access 2000 & 2002).
The latest version of Total Access Memo 2002 is 10.01.0000.
Download it today.
7/10/03 Total Access Startup Highlighted
Total Access Startup is highlighted in the product listing section of
the July issue of Visual Studio Magazine.
"Moving and copying code snippets around from the Sourcebook to your
Visual Studio project and vice versa is, as they say, a breeze. I was
very impressed with the way you can highlight a chunk of code in your
project and simply drag it onto a node in the sourcebook to create a new
sourcebook entry automatically. Very neatly done." - Ged Mead,
compares three .NET tools and says, "Of the products I’ve looked at
here, Total .NET Analyzer takes the most detailed look at code from all
angles of best practices."
Total .NET Analyzer featured in the
Advisor Zone, Visual Basic .NET provides two options for casting.
What you need to know to optimize your applications.
Access Advisor Update, Issue 2003 Week 24, features Total Access
Startup. Use the tool to launch a database with the appropriate version
of Access every time.
"The SD Times 100 looked for companies which set a direction that
developers and the industry followed in 2002" said Alan Zeichick,
editor-in-chief of SD Times. "When choosing the SD Times 100, we
carefully considered each company's offerings and reputation, as well as
the attention and conversion we've heard around the company and its
products and technologies, as a sign of leadership within the industry."
"The entire tool is completely intuitive. It's a great training tool
and has excellent potential for encouraging development standards. Total
.NET SourceBook's simple elegance is impressive." - Andy Clark,
Visual Studio Magazine Reviewer
5/27/03 Rave Review: Total Access Analyzer
"I have been a fan of FMS since about 1996 when I found your free 3D
text add-in for Access 2.0!! I was in college at the time and found your
site to be a fantastic resource for learning about Access. I currently
use the Total Access Analyzer for Access 2002 here at work. It's
awesome." - Dave Totzke, Andrés Wines Ltd.
5/16/03 Microsoft MVP Using Total Access Analyzer
"I had four Access 2000 databases with linked tables to SQL Server
2000. Each database had some 60 forms, 80 ODBC linked and/or local
tables, 200 queries, and around 100 reports each. I needed to clean up
and combine these database front-ends and their respective SQL back
ends. I don't know if I would have accomplished this with out using
Total Access Analyzer. With the use of this tool I was able to clean up
the VBA in all modules (get it to a compiled state). I was able to cross
reference every object in the database (down to the field) such that I
could find and remove unused objects and or correct errors. The product
is great!" - Dave Patrick, Microsoft MVP Windows NT/2000
In the current issue of
Advisor Explorer, Total Access Startup is featured in the Technology
Visit an incredible forum site for discussion on Microsoft Access,
Visual Basic, SQL Server, Office and .NET.
The campaign has begun, "FMS has a great history of successfully
migrating Access applications over to SQL Server," said Adam Carroll,
SQL Server Product Manager at Microsoft. "We knew we wanted a
partner with a strong reputation for these service deliveries, so FMS
was a natural choice for us."
In the current issue, Total Access Admin is featured in the
Technology News section.
.NET Developer's Journal
has listed Total .NET SourceBook as a nomination for their 2003 Reader's
"Developers using Visual Studio .NET
2003 have a dependable resource with FMS," said David Lazar,
director for the Developer and Platform Evangelism Division at
Microsoft Corp. "Developers using the Total .NET SourceBook for
Microsoft .NET will experience greater productivity with a better
understanding of the application before deployment."
"The mother of all Visual Studio code
libraries...they're going beyond code, the first round of downloads
included some hints for working effectively with VS .NET and a white
paper on macros." -
Mike Gunderloy, MCPmag.com
Luke Chung, FMS President, discusses database evolution - Microsoft
Access in an organization's database strategy.
Total Visual SourceBook is reviewed by Builder.com "Total Visual
SourceBook has saved me hours because I don’t have to hunt for older
code snippets and am able to employ its vast code library. Total Visual
SourceBook can help VB developers keep better track of their code
without blowing their budgets." - Brian Kennemer
4/15/03 Get Queries to Run Properly in Access
In the May 2003 issue of Access-VB-SQL Advisor, page 24, FMS's own
Steve Clark, Project Manager, discusses how to migrate
non-normalized data to a normal form in Access.
Total Access Startup is now available! Total Access Startup eases the
deployment and management of Microsoft Access databases. With Total
Access Startup, you can launch your database with the appropriate
version of Access every time.
FREE Trial today!
3/28/03 Product Feature: Total SQL Analyzer PRO
In SQL Server Magazine March issue, Total SQL Analyzer PRO is
featured as the software that can document and analyze your database
performance and detect design problems on page 9.
3/24/03 Product Features In Visual Studio Magazine Directory
In the Visual Studio Magazine 2003 Buyers Guide & Product
Directory, both Total .NET SourceBook & Total .NET XRef are featured on
page 28. Total .NET Analyzer is featured on page 37. FMS is also
featured as a VSIP partner on page 44.
Stephen Swoyer features Total .NET SourcBook in the Enterprise
3/5/03 Product Update: Total SQL Statistics
The update patch and new trial for Total SQL Statistics are now
2/28/03 SD Times Announces Total .NET Developer Suite
In the March 1st issue of SD Times, page 8, Alan
Zeichick announces Total .NET Developer Suite. Buy the suite and save
2/24/03 Product Feature: Total Access Speller
In the March issue of Access-VB-SQL Advisor Magazine, page 57,
Ken Getz discusses Total Access Speller, an add-in that can help
developers catch spelling errors.
"FMS is providing Visual Studio .NET 2003 developers with an
essential resource," said David Lazar, Director of the Developer
and Platform Evangelism Division at Microsoft Corp. "Development
teams using the Total .NET Developer Suite will experience greater
productivity by identifying application development issues before
Now available, new versions of Total .NET Analyzer, Total .NET
SourceBook, and Total .NET XRef! These 1.1 versions fully support the
new Visual Studio .NET 2003 (Everett). Download the FREE trial versions
today! Order today and receive BOTH, the 1.1 version (2003) and the 1.0
Total Access Admin is now available! Total Access Admin offers total
maintenance control of your Access/Jet databases. Simply start the
program, point to your database, and take control.
Total .NET SourceBook is the Ultimate Code Library for .NET. Get a
jumpstart into .NET with thousands of lines of C# and Visual Basic .NET
code. Hundreds of categories, samples, tips, and how-to's make .NET
coding a snap.
eWeek Announces Total Access Startup
In the January 6, 2003 issue, page14, eWeek announces the new
FMS Total Access Startup. The new product sets Access database options
and enables distributed deployment of applications. More details on this
product coming soon.
Cross-Reference Tool Eliminates
Confusion - Knowing How Code Is Used Makes Changes More Dependable. This
case study features BizIntegrity using Total .NET XRef. "Total .NET XRef
is an absolute life saver" - Jeff Lynch, BizIntegrity
In the January 2003 issue of Software
Development, Rick Wayne reviews Total .NET Analyzer on page 20. "...It's
a great way to pick up some of the best practices in .NET coding" -
Rick Wayne, Software Development
12/16/02 MSDN Flash Presents Total .NET SourceBook
This addition of MSDN Flash announces Total .NET SourceBook in
the Products and Technologies section.
"Previous SourceBook products from FMS
have been very useful, and this looks like another fine addition to the
Mike Gunderloy, MCPmag.com
Omnicom delivers an industry-changing distribution channel for the
promotional-products business with Tic Toc Marketplace on the
"FMS has a long track record of delivering excellent value to Microsoft
Access and VB developers. It looks like they'll be keeping this up with
- Mike Gunderloy, MCPmag.com
FMS hires new vice president, Bill Robinette, to take the lead for
Access is now the world's leading desktop database solution, used by
millions of people worldwide. Microsoft created a 10 year birthday web
page for Access. Another Access addition is the
MSDN Access Developer Center. We are proud to announce that three of
Luke Chung's technical papers were recently published on that site.
Use Total .NET Analyzer to scan all your projects for
errors, performance, security and standard issues.
Visual Studio Wire announces Total .NET Analyzer.
In the November issue of Visual Studio Magazine, Total SQL Statistics
is reviewed on page 17. "Total SQL
Statistics can help your VB application deliver data quickly from your
database to your consumers without having to re-enter or transform it."
- John Pearson, Visual Studio Magazine
Total .NET Analyzer is featured on the Visual Studio .NET Partner
Resources main page.
"The FMS Total .NET product line is a valuable resource for Microsoft
.NET developers targeting mobile development," said David Rasmussen,
lead product manager for .NET mobile developer technologies in the
Developer Platform and Evangelism Division at Microsoft Corp.
"Microsoft is pleased to be working with FMS to offer customers an
easy-to-use computing experience that will enable developers to take
advantage of the dedicated resources of Microsoft .NET."
9/15/02 SD Times Features Total .NET Analyzer
.NET Analyzer Checks C#, VB.NET Code by Christina, M. Purpi appears
Software Development Times, September 15, issue, page 15.
"I like this product. It has helped me write more readable,
maintainable code, and it basically taught me ADO database programming."
- Brian Kennemer
9/6/02 Visual Studio Magazine Features Total SQL Statistics
In the October issue of Visual Studio Magazine Total SQL
Statistics is featured in the Product Listings section, page 21.
In the October issue of Visual Studio Magazine Total .NET XRef
is presented in the First Looks section, page 19. "One nice feature of
XRef is its ability to find any object," said Dianne Siebold.
"XRef is useful for speeding up development in enterprise projects."
9/4/02 MSDN Flash Presents Total .NET Analyzer
Volume 6, Number 9 announces Total .NET Analyzer in the Products and
Now you can join the Microsoft Developer Network at a savings.
Subscriptions and renewals are available today.
8/27/02 C/C++ Users Journal features Total .NET XRef
In the New Products section: FMS Releases Total .NET XRef, August
issue, page 57.
8/19/02 Smart Access Reviews Total Visual CodeTools
"If you've never been good about coding standards, or your good
intentions are sometimes sacrificed when you're working in crunch mode,
then you owe it to yourself to check out Total Visual CodeTools, a great
set of coding tools" - Danny Lesandrini, August issue, page 17
8/15/02 Windows Developer Features Total SQL Analyzer PRO
New product announcement in the August issue, page 52.
- "It's entrepreneurship at its best: A company listens to users'
complaints about a weakness in a popular program, and then the company
provides a solution. That's exactly what FMS, Inc. has done for
Microsoft Access database developers with Total Access Speller." -
Faithe Wempen, August issue, page 37 - 38.
7/18/02 Advisor Magazine Reviews Total Access Speller
"If you're worried about the spelling on your Access database
interface objects, check out FMS Total Access Speller...you'll have no
problem figuring out how to use the program." - Crag Bobchin,
Contributing Writer. August issue, page 38 - 39.
7/17/02 Advisor Magazine Publishes Rob Mastrostefano
The August issue contains
Create a Page Indicator Component on page 18. Rob Mastrostefano is
a senior system analyst with FMS and a member of the consulting team
that develops custom software solutions.
7/16/02 Advisor Magazine Reviews Total .NET XRef
"I found this
is a tool of the same FMS quality developers have come to rely on...it
sure is nice to have in my toolbox." - Thomas Wagner, August
issue, page 38
6/19/02 Smart Access Features Total Access Detective
working on a whole bunch of databases and need help keeping track, this
one is for you."
Smart Access eXTRA, Issue 3.6
Total Access Components for Access 2002 is featured in the June issue
of Microsoft Office Solutions Magazine, page 6, in the Toolbox
Track changes in Access 2002 with Total Access Detective - June 2002
6/1/02 Windows Developer Announces FMS Total .NET Line
The Windows Developer Magazine, June 2002 issue, announces the
entire FMS Total .NET product line.
Pinnacle Publishing adds Total .NET XRef to their .NET Developer
Sid Singer of Database Developers Group reviews Total SQL Analyzer
PRO. "I found the
detailed listing of scripts for all database objects, along with issues
for each, to be an invaluable documentation guide to the database design
features. Another favorite is the dependencies report, which illustrates
all the relationships among the objects in the database." - Sid
Singer, Database Developers Group
Total SQL Analyzer PRO - the enhanced version of its predecessor.
In the June 2002 issue, section "NEW STUFF, page 11 - FMS rolls out
five new developer products for Visual Studio .NET.
5/14/02 asp.netPRO Magazine Announces FMS .NET Products
May 2002 issue, page 56 - FMS offers five new developer products for
Visual Studio .NET
gives 5 Star Review, June 2002 issue, page 56: "Total SQL Analyzer is a
unique tool with a great price...Building on 15 years of experience, FMS
continues to deliver outstanding bang-for-the-buck development tools. I
highly recommend this product."
- Thomas Wagner, asp.netPRO Magazine
"The end result is a tool that you can just use, as if it had been
built in all along. And after a while you'll wonder how you did without
- Mike Gunderloy, MCPmag.com
Total Visual Agent, Total Access Components, and Total Access
Statistics were listed in the "New Products" section of Windows
Developer Magazine, May 2002 issue, page 68.
Analyzer is the most thorough solution for completely documenting Access
Mike Gunderloy, Smart Access eXTRA, Issue 3.2
Creating High-Resolution Times with Total Visual SourceBook.
Track changes in Access 2002, as well as discrepancies in different
versions of your database.
In the May 2002 issue of C/C++ Magazine, Total Visual Agent is
announced on page 59, in the "New Products" section.
In the April 2002 issue of asp.net PRO Magazine, Designing
Commercial Web Services: Part 2, Versioning and Client Support with the
.NET Framework on page 52, in the "asp:feature" section.
Total .NET XRef - New Software is now available!
Cross reference code on demand with Total .NET XRef. "It is blazingly
fast...I was completely astonished at the speed of this tool."
- Thomas Wagner, eTechPartner, Inc.
Analyze Stored SQL Server Data, page 12 - Total SQL Statistics
"Total Access Analyzer remains one of the most essential add-ins on
the market for the serious Access developer."
Gunderloy, Microsoft Online Certified Professional Magazine
3/27/02 Smart Access eXtra issue 3.3, from Pinnacle Publishing
Announces Total SQL Analyzer PRO, Total Access Analyzer, Total Access
Detective and Total Visual Agent are all available.
Document SQL Server Databases, page 15 & 16 - Total SQL Analyzer.
New Product, Developer Tool, page 10 - Total SQL Statistics
Visualize your C# and VB.NET code.
In the "Tool Box" section, page 6. Two new products, Total Access
Speller and Total SQL Statistics are featured.
Define Enterprise-wide Coding Standards.
The PRO version is now available. Visit and see what's new.
Our Access 2002 products are now available, including Total Access Analyzer!
Find differences between objects and databases. Great for
multi-developer and multi-version environments.
Smart Access Reviews Total Access Speller, March 2002 issue.
Visual Studio Magazine Reader's Choice Merit Awards for Total
VB Statistics - Data Analysis Tool and Total Visual Agent - Middleware
and Data Connectivity.
"With Total Visual CodeTools, you can slip standards in as part of a
productivity tool set - and expect that people will actually conform.
Also worth a look if you ever expect to go back and try to maintain your
won code. Don't overlook the Help file either - rather than just
describing the product, it's also got a long and useful section on VBA
- Mike Gunderloy, Smart Access eXTRA, issue 3.2.
Alison Balter's Mastering Access 2002 Desktop Development
"The Total Visual SourceBook is any developer's best friend. The code
library alone is worth many times the price of this tool. This tool goes
a long way toward promoting reuse and consistency within a development
- Alison Balter
"The thing is, there are many times where code must be used to make
one’s application do something different and that is when you will
really appreciate the brilliance of Total Visual Sourcebook."
- Graham J. Hadlington, Helping Hands, UK
2/14/02 VSLive Exhibitor
February 14-16, San Francisco, CA
"Microsoft, in combination with FMS is delivering an easy-to-use
computing experience that will enable customers to take advantage of the
next generation of the Web," said David Lazar, group product
manager for the Developer and Platform Evangelism Division at Microsoft
Corp. "The FMS product line for Microsoft .NET will be an extremely
valuable set of products for our mutual customers."
It is here! Download this incredible preview version today and put it
to work on your Visual Studio .NET projects.
Microsoft Online Certified Professional Magazine reviews Total Access
Statistics for Access 2002.
The Total Visual Developer Suite includes Total Visual
SourceBook and Total Visual CodeTools, with new support for
Access 2000/2002, Office 2000/XP and Visual Basic 6.0
Smart Access eXTRA issue 3.1.
Developers can create applications faster, analyze and
cross-reference code, simplify development efforts, and
improve the quality of their results with our productivity
New Support for Access 2002, new code for ASP and more!
Total Visual CodeTools for Access 2000/2002 and Visual Basic 6.0 is
Designing Commercial Web Services: Part 1, Security and Flexibility
with the .NET Framework.
You check and re-check and make sure every button works, and every
report is complete and understandable. The big day comes. You demo your
application to users, or send reports out to the company. And all that
people remember is the spelling error that you missed.
You check and re-check and make sure every button works, and
every report is complete and understandable. The big day
comes. You demo your application to users, or send reports out
to the company. And all that people remember is the spelling
error that you missed.
You check and re-check and make sure every button works, and
every report is complete and understandable. The big day
comes. You demo your application to users, or send reports out
to the company. And all that people remember is the spelling
error that you missed.
New Support for 2002! Robust and Professional rich text
formatting - Now with full justification of text!
Automate the documentation of SQL Server using Total SQL Analyzer.
SQL Sever Performance.com
"Total SQL Server Analyzer is an invaluable tool that can save you
time in preparing documentation, whether for Business Analyst,
customers, or for disaster recovery preparedness. The documenting engine
outputs data that is gold to me because I don't have to spend the days
it would take to generate it. It lets me spend those days performing
better uses for my time." -- Brian Knight, SQL Server Central.Com
Powerful Number Cruncher for SQL Server and .NET Ready!
New Support for 2002! The most powerful data analysis program
for Microsoft Access.
Automate maintenance chores for your Access/Jet databases: Automate
backups, compact/repairs, repetitive tasks, and much more.
27 ActiveX controls written specifically for Microsoft Access:
supercharge you forms and reports, and simplify programming.
"If you want to keep your database running efficiently,
Total SQL Analyzer could provide the answer." - Kay Ewbank
"This is one Access utility that's worth the money", said reviewer
On the Radio
On the October 27 radio broadcast of "Let's
Talk Computers", Luke Chung, FMS President, discusses changes in
the computer industry and the 15 year anniversary of FMS.
"I hate documenting things as much as anyone, but I recognize the
value and try to spend time working on it. I was excited to see a
product that would ease the burden of documentation." -- Steve
Jones, SQL Server Central.com
FMS is selected by Microsoft
as a Visual Studio Partner.
FMS offers heightened convenience with ESD - now available
Entrepreneurs Tour of
America. Find out more about the man who started it all, and how FMS
was built slowly and carefully over 15 years. No overnight, get rich
quick scheme here!
You will need a FREE
Real Player 8 Basic to hear this radio show interview.
In the Gold category of Best Access Add-In -
Total Access Analyzer 2000; In the Gold category of Best Access
Add-In - Total Access
Components 2000; In the Gold category of Best Visual Basic Add-In -
Total Visual CodeTools 2000.
"It's greatest strength lies in preserving a set of document
snapshots for database object comparison over time." -- Danny J.
The world's first professional documentation and analysis program for
Microsoft SQL Server. Now you finally can take control of SQL Server
Total SQL Analyzer.
FMS products for Office XP and Access 2002.
"Every time I look at the package with the little blue-and-green tag
reading "What's your time worth?" I think about the thousands of lines
of ready-to-use code that come with it. I must say that on more than one
occasion Total Visual SourceBook has made the difference between a
marginally profitable project and a soundly profitable one. I cannot
imagine any VB programmer who could live without this excellent tool." -
Thomas Wagner of MS Office Deployment and Development
April 8-12, 2001
Speaker - Luke Chung, FMS President, answers Access questions and
demonstrates FMS products for Access
VBPJ 2001 Readers Choice Award
Total Visual Agent 2000 voted the Readers Choice Award for
Best Middleware & Data Connectivity.
We Want Your Input
Our continued efforts to improve are still strongly focused on
customer feedback. Please take a minute to compete our new purchase
survey and tell us how we are doing.
January 13-20, 2001
San Francisco, CA
Speaker at Tools Track
The entire USPS 5-digit zip code database with
corresponding city and state names. Includes
monthly subscription updates. Enter a zip code and
FMS Visits NYC
January 8, 2001, Access SIG, New York, NY - Speaker, Luke Chung,
President. Upcoming Events
Get involved in the community. Do you have a question or need product
support? Discuss the solution while you gain knowledge on the FMS
Community Newsgroup site. We've improved everything to better
communicate with you.
Total Visual SourceBook 2000 was voted "Most Popular Programming
Component" while Total Visual CodeTools 2000 received Straight A's in
its categories. Awards
Microsoft Access Dev Con 2000 Pinnacle Awards
FMS collected seven awards during the DevConnections
2000 conference in New Orleans. Jointly sponsored by DevConnections and
Pinnacle Publishing, these awards recognize excellence in third party
tools and are chosen by developers like you who really use and know the
On the Radio
On the August 12 radio broadcast of "Let's
Talk Computers", Luke Chung, FMS President, discusses FMS and
ways to develop Visual Basic applications more efficiently with FMS
Serious Access developers should get our award-winning products in
suite bundles to save time and money! Now available for Access
Visual Basic developers can now get our award-winning products in money
saving bundles! Designed for individual developers and
development teams, these suites will save you time and headaches!
FMS President Luke Chung is now serving as president of the Washington,
DC chapter of the Young Entrepreneurs' Organization (YEO). YEO is a
global, non-profit, educational organization that helps its 3500+ members
build upon their successes through an array of learning and peer-to-peer
1999 VBXTRAS Thunderbolt Awards
Total VB SourceBook, is still receiving recognition and awards from
the VB community! Total VB SourceBook has received the VBXTRAS Best Source
Code Library and the Best Collection of General Purpose Components Awards.
Each year readers of VBXTRAS -- a leading magazine for Visual Basic®
programmers -- select the award-winning products because they’re the most
intriguing, innovative, and promise the best value for Visual Basic
Increase your productivity and let your entire development team share
and enforce a consistent set of coding standards. Supports Access/Office
2000 and Visual Basic 6.0
The Ultimate Code Library for Developers, Teams and Enterprises!
Supports Access/Office 2000 and Visual Basic 6.0
The only collection of custom controls designed specifically for
Access. Easily add new power and functionality to your Access
Winner of every Best Access Add-in award since 1994. Total Access
Analyzer 2000 is now available.
"It's not very often that one runs into a product that is useful to
so many members of an IS team. A network administrator can use it, because
data backup is typically something assigned to this person; a corporate
developer or DBA can use it to maintain Jet databases in their optimal
state; and a consultant can use its e-mail notification capabilities. It's
so easy to run that, in a pinch, even a power user can use it. Total
Visual Agent is a real find, a rare combination of ease of use, and "bang
for the buck." In the end, no other competitor even comes close!"-Thomas
Wagner, MS Office and VBA Developer
Only Total Access Memo 2000 gives you the power to add full
formatting to your rich text data! Our super-easy data binding means the
you can integrate rich-text right into your existing tables.
The most powerful data analysis program for Microsoft Access is now
available for Access 2000. Perform a wide range of statistical analysis
on your databases.
Microsoft reports a bug in Access 2000 that they say can be resolved by
using FMS' Total Access Memo 2000! According to Microsoft, you
cannot see the contents of an embedded Microsoft Rich TextBox ActiveX
Control when you Print Preview a report in Access 2000. However, FMS has a
RichText control available that does not result in the behavior described
in the article.
Click here to read about the bug and the solution using Total Access Memo
VB SourceBook Reviewed
Total VB SourceBook
received another glowing review. This time from Visual Developer magazine.
"Total VB SourceBook calls itself “The Ultimate Code
Library for Visual Basic”, and from what I can see it lives up to that
"Anyone starting out with VB project needs Total VB
SourceBook. While more experienced programmers will already know many of
the techniques and procedures in this database, everyone will find
something to use. The ability to add and index your own procedures in a
multi-programmer environment makes this a tool no VB programmer should be
without" - Matt Hart, Visual Developer Review
See what the experts are saying about our statistical
analysis program for Visual Basic in the May issue of VBPJ or see full text
"If you are looking for a small but powerful
statistical calculation engine, Total VB Statistics can help. It is
flexible and easy to use, and best of all, it writes the code for you." -
Total VB SourceBook Wins the 1999 VBPJ Readers' Choice Award
Total VB SourceBook, FMS' debut Visual Basic product, is already
receiving recognition and awards from the VB community! Total VB
SourceBook received the highly coveted Visual Basic Programmer's
Journal (VBPJ) Reader's Choice Award. Each year readers of VBPJ -- the
leading magazine for Visual Basic® programmers -- select the
award-winning products because they’re the most intriguing,
innovative, and promise the best value for Visual Basic developers.
press release for more details.
Take a look at the Ultimate Visual Basic Code Library and Code
Total VB SourceBook
Total Access Detective Reviewed
Total Access Detective
was reviewed in the March 1999 Denver Access Area User Group Newsletter.
Click here for full text of the article!
"Total Access Detective is valuable for those times
when you have two or more versions or copies of the same database and you
are not sure which one is the latest version. This program is a must have
for those times when you have two or more people working on the same
project, it takes the confusion out of trying to determine which changes
or updates are the correct ones."
Join Our On-line Community
introduced several Newsgroups for the Access and VB community. Get
support for FMS products, discuss current issues, and get solutions to your
problems. Just point your news reader to
news.fmsinc.com and join the discussion. For more information
on how to connect to these newsgroups,
Total VB SourceBook Reviewed
Read the rave reviews Total VB Visual Basic SourceBook has
"A programmers dream!...all code in the SourceBook is completely
reusable, with royalty-free distribution rights. And its perfectly commented too - just the right
information for beginners and advanced developers
alike...Smart, innovative and easy-to-use - this
product is full of real-world solutions that you
can't find anywhere else...and invaluable addition
to anyone's development toolkit. A must-have!"
FMS Wins 13 Access-VB-Office Advisor Reader's Choice
Seven of our add-ins won thirteen awards in the 1998
Access-Office-VB Advisor Readers Choice Awards. Access-Office-VB Advisor is
the premier magazine for Microsoft Access. With this clean sweep of the
majority of the Microsoft Access categories, FMS is clearly established as
the leading 3rd party product provider for Access. The following is a list
of our award winning products:
Check our our online reviews, and see
what the critics are saying about our products.