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FMS Free Email Newsletter for Microsoft Access, Visual Studio .NET, SQL Server and VB6The FMS Buzz Email Newsletter

The Buzz is a free email newsletter highlighting the latest news, technical papers, time saving tips and techniques, products, and other resources for Microsoft Access, SQL Server, Visual Studio .NET, and Visual Basic 6.0 users and developers. Our topics are commonly referenced by other experts, newsgroups, blogs, and newsletters in the community. Sign up now so you get it first!

Recent Issues

  • March 2014
    Total Visual Agent 2013 Ships, Total Access Speller 2013 and 2010 Ship, Review of Total Access Analyzer, Access Day and PAUG conferences, more Healthcare.gov news, Access Runtime download, ADO Version Tip, Microsoft News, New Clients
  • October 2013
    Healthcare.gov Technical Disaster, Review of Total Access Analyzer and Total Access Detective, Access Day, Total Access Emailer, Microsoft Office 2010 SP2 Release, Microsoft Resources
  • July 2013
    Total Access Analyzer and Total Visual CodeTools recognized; Matrix Comparison of Access, LightSwitch and Visual Studio; National Archives Application; Inconsistent Compile Error; Installation Folder; New Support Forum; Azure Enhancements including Oracle
  • May 2013
    Errant goose, Total Access Analyzer, Total Access Detective, Blaming Access and Excel, Query Sorting, Shortcut Keys, Outlook Tips, Sentinel Visualizer, Azure
  • March 2013
    New Blog, Portland Access Conference, Updates for Total Visual CodeTools, Total Access Statistics, and Sentinel Visualizer, Union Queries
  • November 2012
    Data Analysis with Total Access Statistics, Disaster Recovery, Review of Total Access Analyzer, Technology and Education, Microsoft's Fix for their Common Control Fix, Visual Studio LightSwitch and Microsoft Access, Thank You Veterans
  • September 2012
    Microsoft Access User Group meeting in New York City, Total Access Emailer Updates for Microsoft Access 2010 and 2007, Fixing the Microsoft Common Control Security update, Tip foe Error 3045 Opening a Database, Using Visual Studio LightSwitch for custom solutions
  • July 2012
    Total Access Analyzer Updates for Microsoft Access 2010, 2007 and 2003, Microsoft MVP, Microsoft Access Development Standards, Windows Azure development, Government Services, Derecho and Disaster Recovery Plans
  • June 2012
    Total Access Emailer Feature, Announcements from TechEd, ComboBox Searches, Crosstab Queries, Taking Over an Existing Access application, LightSwitch applications
  • April 2012
    Total Access Analyzer 2010 Update, Space Shuttle Fly-By, Microsoft Access vs. Excel, Top 5 Combo Box Tips, Update your SkyDrive
  • March 2012
    Total Access Analyzer for Microsoft Access 2010 Ships, Tips for Cascading Combo Boxes and List Boxes, Virginia Governor, Smartphone Application, Impact Aid funding software
  • February 2012
    Total Access Analyzer 2010 Preview, Total Access Detective 2010 Ships, Portland Access Conference, LinkedIn Groups, Education

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Some Subscriber Comments

I used your advice about looping through Recordsets on a project at work. I simplified the project and exceeded expectations; many thanks!
--Greg Dermer


Glad to get your newsletter today. I'd been trying to figure out a way for Access to mate with Outlook, then Poof!!!, the answer was in your email, Access tip...five easy steps to retrieve info from an Outlook data file into an Access database.
--Paul Binet, Germany


Luke,

Thank you! Thank you! I have just finished reading your paper, which was part of a link in the recent Buzz newsletter. I have printed it for others to read, especially those skeptical on the powers of Microsoft Access and its capabilities.

Recently I had the opportunity to prove to my employer that a proper redesign of an existing Access solution was the better choice to make. The previous design was completed by what Access professional developers would consider a rookie. Over 30 users were sharing the same MDB program which also included the tables. Egad!

The business was screaming for help and the IT staff, not knowing any better, claimed that if they pushed the data to SQL Server, the problems would go away. Wrong!

I rewrote the application using unbound forms and split it into an MDE and MDB, altering the Shift-Key-Bypass property in both to prevent unwarranted access. The business loves it! The amount of data created annually didn't justify moving it to SQL and I knew their connectivity issues would be corrected once they used my application.

I have been writing applications in Access for over 7 years, learning and growing each year.

I had the opportunity to attend the Advisor Developer's Conference in Phoenix. After attending a session that spoke highly of Total Access Analyzer and the other FMS Access tools, I knew I had to purchase them. Thanks to your company's products I have reduced my development time and technical documentation time greatly.

Once again, thanks for your document and I look forward to reading more.
--D. Dowler, Information Systems, Enterprise Rent-a-Car


I just wanted to thank you for providing a link to the FreeWheel utility that enables scrolling within the Visual Basic window. What a joy it is to be able to move up and down the screen freely. My partner thinks I'm completely barking that such an insignificant thing could provide such pleasure but I'm sure you guys know how frustrating it is to keep moving the scrollbar manually.I always read your tips section in the newsletter as I'm self-taught and work from home mostly so I don't get the benefit of working with other more experienced colleagues and pinching all their good ideas! Thanks again.
--Linda Lawson, United Kingdom


Hey, I love you guys. I didn't know about the Access decompile tip. During development, my application database had ballooned to over 21 megabytes. I ran the Microsoft Access decompile tip, compile and save modules, and compacted, and it was reduced to just over 12 megs; what a huge reduction!! I'm amazed. Thanks for this great tip. It was just what I needed.
-- M. Baldwin


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