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Total Visual Emailer 2013 Ships, Microsoft Access Version History,
Office365 Free Trial, Access Web App Videos, Export to Excel Tip,
Remote Desktop Reboot, Windows updates
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
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
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
Errant goose, Total Access Analyzer, Total Access Detective, Blaming
Access and Excel, Query Sorting, Shortcut Keys, Outlook Tips,
Sentinel Visualizer, Azure
New Blog, Portland Access Conference, Updates for Total Visual
CodeTools, Total Access Statistics, and Sentinel Visualizer, Union
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
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
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
Total Access Emailer Feature, Announcements from TechEd, ComboBox
Searches, Crosstab Queries, Taking Over an Existing Access
application, LightSwitch applications
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--Paul Binet, Germany
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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
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The business was screaming for help and the IT staff, not knowing any
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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
--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
-- M. Baldwin
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