Upcoming Events

Portland Oregon Microsoft Access User Conference 2018

PAUG ConferenceApril 28 - 30, 2018
Silver Falls State Park, Oregon

The Portland Access User Group will hold their annual event at conference center of the beautiful Silver Falls State Park a few hours south of Portland, Oregon. This extended weekend event brings together some of the top Microsoft Access developers, enthusiasts, and Access development team members.

Registration information is available at the PAUG conference web site. Registration opens January 1, 2017. In past years, it has sold out within the first day, so sign up quickly!


Other Events

  • FMS President, Luke Chung, is a Microsoft MVP and participates at a variety of Microsoft related events. He attends the annual MVP Summit in Redmond every year in November. He has also attended regional MVP Events at Microsoft offices including recent events in Malvern, PA and New York City.
  • FMS also participates in the political process on behalf of small, technology businesses. FMS President, Luke Chung, has actively worked with the Association for Competitive Technology and Microsoft's Voices for Innovation's annual lobbying events on Capitol Hill.

Please connect with us if you're there!


Past Events

PAUG ConferencePortland Oregon Microsoft Access User Conference 2017

April 29 - May 1, 2017
Silver Falls State Park, Oregon

FMS President Luke Chung gave a presentation on 32 vs. 64-bit Access development including the differences in VBA programming


Microsoft Access Developer Conference in Vienna, Austria

Access DevCon in Vienna, AustriaApril 1-2, 2017, Hotel Strudlhof

FMS friend and Microsoft Access MVP Karl Donaubauer is organizing a Microsoft Access conference in his hometown of Vienna, Austria the weekend of April 1-2, 2017. Please let him know if you are interested in attending. He has organized many Access conferences in Germany. This is the first in English.

FMS President Luke Chung is a featured speaker and will discuss Microsoft Access Strategies and Products. Many of the world's leading Microsoft Access developers will be speaking with Luke. Visit the agenda to learn more.

Arrive a day early for a free guided tour of the beautiful and historic city of Vienna, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

For more information and registration, visit: Access DevCon Vienna


Portland Oregon Microsoft Access User Conference 2016

April 30 - May 2, 2016
Silver Falls State Park, Oregon

The Portland Access User Group held their annual event at conference center of the beautiful Silver Falls State Park a few hours south of Portland, Oregon. This extended weekend event brings together some of the top Microsoft Access developers, enthusiasts, and Access development team members.

FMS President Luke Chung was invited to speak for the 6th year in a row. He gave a new talk on the data analytics features added to Excel 2016 and how it could work with Access. He also participated on several panels discussing Microsoft Access and the software business.


Portland Oregon Microsoft Access User Conference 2015

May 16-18, 2015
Silver Falls State Park, Oregon

FMS President Luke Chung was invited by the Portland Access User Group for the 5th time to speak at their annual event. Held at the conference center of Silver Falls State Park south of Portland, Oregon, this weekend event includes some of the top Microsoft Access developers, enthusiasts, and Access development team members.

Luke presented on Microsoft Access automation of Office programs such as Excel, PowerPoint and Word. He also participated on multiple panels discussing Microsoft Access, consulting services, and running a business.


Microsoft Access Day

November 6, 2014
Microsoft Offices in Redmond, WA

FMS President Luke Chung and several other Microsoft Access MVP speakers will present at this one day event for Microsoft Access developers. Organized by J Street Technology, this will surely be a lively and educational event with other Microsoft MVP and Access Development team speakers.

Microsoft Access Day Conference


New York City Microsoft Access User Group Meeting

September 8, 2014, 6:30 PM
Microsoft Headquarters, NYC

FMS President Luke Chung is the featured guest speaker for the Microsoft Access User Group meeting in New York City.

Luke will discuss and demonstrate FMS products for Microsoft Access, and answer any questions about his experiences with technology, media, and business.

Join him at this free event.


Portland Oregon Microsoft Access User Conference

May 3-5, 2014, Silver Falls State Park, OR

FMS President Luke Chung is speaking for the 4th year in a row at this annual Microsoft Access conference hosted by the Portland Access User Group. Held at the conference center of the beautiful Silver Falls State Park a few hours south of Portland, Oregon, this extended weekend event brings together some of the top Microsoft Access developers and enthusiasts.

Speakers include several Microsoft Access MVPs and members of the actual Microsoft Access development team. There's plenty of time to meet people in both formal and informal settings over a weekend in the woods. Visit the conference website for details.


Microsoft Access DayMicrosoft Access Day

November 21, 2013, Bellevue, WA

FMS President Luke Chung joined several other Microsoft Access MVP speakers at this one day event for Microsoft Access developers. In addition to Luke, speakers included the organizer Armen Stein of J Street Technology, George Hepworth, Tom van Stiphout, Andrew Couch from the UK, and Kevin Bell from Microsoft.

Luke discussed upsizing Microsoft Access databases to SQL Server and SQL Azure.

Microsoft Access Day Conference
Luke Chung Speaking at Access Day

US House Homeland Security CommitteeTestimony before the House Homeland Security Committee

November 13, 2013, Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC

FMS President Luke Chung testified before the US House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security about the Healthcare.gov website. This committee is responsible for all security issues on .GOV web sites. The hearing was entitled: Hearing: Cyber Side-Effects: How Secure is the Personal Information Entered into the Flawed Healthcare.gov? Luke is on the second of two panels.

House Homeland Security Committee with Luke Chung seated on the Witness Panel
Chairman Michael McCaul introduces and questions Luke Chung
Luke Chung makes his opening statement and responds to questions

FMS Development Team Blog Click on the blog post link for video of his five minute prepared testimony and responses to Chairman Michael McCaul. His written testimony is also available. Under oath, he will make a 5 minute statement then respond to questions from all the members of the committee: Invited by the House Committee on Homeland Security to Testify about Healthcare.gov


Portland Oregon Microsoft Access User Conference

May 4-6, 2013, Silver Falls State Park, OR

FMS President Luke Chung was one of the featured speakers at this annual Microsoft Access conference hosted by the Portland Access User Group. This was his third year speaking at this wonderful event.

Luke participated in various talks on Microsoft Access development, running a business, and creating solutions using Visual Studio LightSwitch for Microsoft Access developers.


Microsoft MVPMicrosoft MVP Summit

February 17-21, 2013, Bellevue, WA

FMS President Luke Chung will be attending the 2013 MVP Global Summit in Bellevue, WA with 1,400 MVPs from around the world.


MoDevEast (Mobility Development Conference)

November 30, Tysons Corner, Virginia

Luke Chung was a participant and speaker at the MoDevEast conference held at the headquarters of Gannett.

Luke participated on a panel hosted the Association for Competitive Technology. Discussions included FMS' experience with data based mobility/smartphone solutions and helping the many mobility startup firms grow their businesses, approach government opportunities, and strategies for success in a rapidly changing technology and regulatory environment.


New York City Microsoft Access User Group Meeting

September 10, 2012, Microsoft Headquarters, New York City

FMS President Luke Chung was the featured presenter at the Microsoft Access User Group meeting in New York City.

Luke discussed and demonstrated FMS products for Microsoft Access, Azure cloud computing, and answered a variety of questions about his experiences.


Microsoft Access Portland Conference HikePortland Oregon Microsoft Access Database Designer Conference

Silver Falls State Park Conference Center, May 5-7, 2012

FMS President Luke Chung attended and spoke at the three day Microsoft Access conference sponsored by the Portland Oregon Access User Group. He was joined by Microsoft speakers Ryan McMinn, Microsoft Access Senior Program Manager Lead, and Kevin Bell test engineer on the Access team. Other speakers included industry authors and notables F. Scott Barker, Alison Balter, Juan Soto, and Armen Stein.

Click here for Luke's presentation on: Tips and Techniques for Taking Over and Existing Microsoft Access Application.

The picture on the right came from a hike through the forest and waterfalls after the conference.


Luke Chung and Governor Bob McDonnellFMS Participates with Virginia Governor's Declaration of 2012 as the Year of the Entrepreneur

FMS President Luke Chung was invited by the governor's office to participate in his proclamation of 2012 as the Year of the Entrepreneur. Luke stood behind Governor Bob McDonnell and Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling during the press conference and participated in a day-long event supporting entrepreneurship, small businesses, and job creation. More info...


Luke Chung Participates on the Senate Finance Committee’s Small Business Roundtable

FMS President Luke Chung was one of 18 small business owners from around the country to participate on a Small Business Roundtable before the Senate Finance Committee in the Senate Dirksen Building. More info...


Luke Chung was the Primary Conference Speaker at Portland Access User Group Conference

May 14-16, 2011

FMS President Luke Chung gave six presentations at the three day Microsoft Access conference sponsored by the Portland Oregon Access User Group.

Luke spoke on the following topics:

  • FMS Products for Microsoft Access Developers and How they Make You Money
  • Microsoft Access and Azure: Working in the Cloud
  • Microsoft Access Disaster Recovery Plans

See pictures from the conference on our Facebook Page.


Luke Chung Presented at the Denver Area Access User Group

April 5, 2011

FMS President Luke Chung was the guest presenter at the April 5th meeting of the Denver Access User Group.

He discussed Microsoft Access 2010, FMS products for Microsoft Access, and Access with cloud computing.


Digital Capital WeekDigital Capital Week

June 11-20, 2010, Washington, DC

FMS President Luke Chung participated on a panel discussion about Accounting and Technology for ecommerce companies. Here's a summary of Financial Reporting for Startup and Ecommerce Organizations.


Office Devcon 2009
October 31 - November 1, 2009
Brisbane, Australia

FMS President Luke Chung is giving several presentations on Microsoft Access application development and our products. Hosted at the University of Queensland, St. Lucia campus, we hope you see him Down Under!

FMS is also an official conference sponsor.


Seattle Access User Group

September 15, 2009, Microsoft Campus, Building 34, the Quinalt Room

Luke Chung, President of FMS, is a guest speaker at this monthly meeting.


Washington DC Access User Group

Luke Chung is the guest speaker on June 17 covering "Cool Features in Access 2007" and any other topics the audience raises. For more information, visit the Washington DC Access SIG web site


Microsoft Tech Ed 2009

May 11-15, 2009, Los Angeles, CA

Microsoft has invited FMS President Luke Chung to participate on three panel discussions at their annual conference.

Let's Talk about Software Consulting as a Business

Are you a software consultant, or part of a consulting company? Or are you thinking of going independent? This panel will discuss topics like getting started, advertising and marketing, client communication, estimating, managing employees and subcontractors, getting paid, etc.

Panelists: Luke Chung; Paul Sheriff; Armen Stein

Watch the video (55 minutes)

Migrating Your Data Tier to SQL Server: Strategies for Survival

May 13, 9-10 AM, Room 501C

Typically migrating or loading data from one platform to the next is the easy part. This interactive session explores the pros and cons of the tools to help you get there: the SSMA Migration Assistant, the Access Upsizing Wizard, SSIS and BulkCopy. More importantly we'll discuss techniques for dealing with common problems, such as data type incompatibilities and application architecture. We will also explore moving data from Excel, Oracle, and Access to SQL Server. This session will feature open Q&A from the audience to a panel of experts.

Panelists: Mary Chipman; Luke Chung; Armen Stein; Paul Sheriff; Richard Campbell; Stephen Forte

The World Turned Upside Down: Development Strategies for Lean Times

During tough economic times, development teams tend to get smaller while business requirements get larger in an effort to do more with less. The panelists will share their insights and experiences glean from years of surviving economic ups and downs.

There is no one right or wrong way to do development. The cumulative experience of the panelists encompasses the full range of consulting and vendor experiences spanning the last 20 years.

Panelists: Mary Chipman; Luke Chung; Armen Stein; Kent Alstad; Paul Sheriff; Rockford Lhotka; Stephen Forte


Denver Access User Group (DAAUG)

March 19, 2009

Luke Chung is the featured speaker at the March 19th Denver Access User Group meeting held at the Microsoft Office. He covered Microsoft Access 2007, the FMS products for Access, the Access market, how to deal with these challenging times, and entertained questions that arose.


Seattle Access User Group

November 11, 2008, Microsoft Campus, Building 34, the Quinalt Room

Special Guest: Luke Chung, President of FMS presented an overview of FMS products for Microsoft Access and how they can help developers create better solutions. Products included Total Access Analyzer, Total Visual CodeTools, and Total Access Emailer.

He’ll discuss how to create great Microsoft Access solutions, take over existing databases, apply Best Practices, where Access fits, different Access versions, and general Q&A.


FMS Seminar: Microsoft Access to SQL Server Upsizing

June 27, 2008, Microsoft Technology Center, Reston, VA

Co-sponsored by the Microsoft Mid-Atlantic Office, FMS provided a half day seminar on Microsoft Access to SQL Server Upsizing.

Luke Chung, FMS President, and Steve Clark, FMS Senior Project Manager, presented:

  • Where Microsoft Access Fits in the Overall Database Strategy of an Organization
  • Approaches to Upsizing Access to SQL Server

Microsoft Tech Ed 2008

June 3, 2008, Orlando, FL

FMS President Luke Chung participated in a panel discussion on: Are we there yet? Successfully navigating the bumpy road from Access to SQL Server

He also spent time at the Microsoft SQL Server booth answering questions. More information on the topic available here: Microsoft Access to SQL Server Upsizing.


United Kingdom Access User Group (www.ukaug.co.uk)
Annual National Seminar

May 15, 2008, Reading, England

FMS President Luke Chung gave two presentations:

  • Taking Over an Existing Microsoft Access Application
  • Tips and Techniques for Creating Access Reports

San Diego Access User Group (www.augsd.org)
Mar 19, 2008
San Diego, CA
Special Guest: Luke Chung, President of FMS and Dan Haught, Executive Vice President

DoDIIS Worldwide Conference
Mar 16-19, 2008
San Diego, CA
Exhibiting in the Microsoft Booth

Live Radio: Business Destiny show
Oct 20, 2007
Washington DC area
Special Guest: Luke Chung, President of FMS.

Microsoft Public Sector Partner Executive Summit
Oct 7-9, 2007
Scottsdale, AZ

Advisor Summit on Microsoft Access and Office
Sep 30-Oct-4, 2007
Miami, FL
Special Guest: FMS President, Luke Chung

Advisor Summit on Microsoft Access and Office
May 6-10, 2007
Anaheim, CA
Special Guest: FMS President, Luke Chung

Prior Conferences and Events

  • Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS)
  • Capital Area PC Users Group (Access, .NET, VB, SQL Server)
  • Denver Access Users Group
  • Developer Connections
  • Maryland Access/VB User Group
  • Metroplex Access Developers' Meeting, Dallas, TX
  • Microsoft Office Deployment and Development Conference
  • Microsoft Office Solutions Conference
  • Microsoft Professional Developers Conference
  • Microsoft TechEd
  • MSDN Events
  • .NET AdvisorLive
  • New York Access User Group
  • Office Developer Connections
  • Orange County Access User Group
  • UK Access User Group
  • VS Live

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