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Microsoft Access 2016 versions for Total Access Admin and Total Visual Agent; New versions for Total Access Emailer and Total Access Statistics;
Announcements from the Access Team; Upcoming Events; Adding Library Reference Tip; Missing Mapped Drives paper; SQL Server 2016 SP1; New MS Access builds
Microsoft Access 2016 versions for Total Access Emailer, Total Access Statistics, and Total Access Startup; Remote Desktop Tips; Updated SQL Express Matrix adds SQL Server 2016; Access version history update
March 2016: Alert for Office 2010 patch that causes Access 2010 wizards and ACCDE/MDE files to fail
New versions of Total Access Detective, Total Access Analyzer and Total Access Speller Ship; C# Web Developer Wanted; MS Access 2016
Invisible Image bug; Microsoft Access team User Voice site; Subform MasterLinkFields paper; Web site redesign
Total Access Analyzer 2013 and Total Access Admin 2003 Update Ship; New FAQs for Total Access Statistics and Total Visual Agent;
Addition to Access Version History; Smart Access articles
- April 2015
Total Visual SourceBook 2013 and Total Access Admin 2013 Ship, New
Access to SQL Server Upsizing Center, Total Access Detective Review;
New White Papers on All Access Versions, Runtime Versions, and SQL
Express Versions; Updated Papers, Upcoming Conferences
- August 2014
Total Access Statistics 2013 Ships, Total Access Analyzer Free
Updates for 2010 and 2007, Upcoming NYC Access User Group Meeting,
New paper for Class Not Registered, New Microsoft Outlook Tips
Center, Updated Papers, Appearance on the Sean Hannity Show
- June 2014
Total Access Emailer 2013 Ships, Microsoft Access Version History,
Office365 Free Trial, Access Web App Videos, Export to Excel Tip,
Remote Desktop Reboot, Windows updates
- 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
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Access tip...five easy steps
to retrieve info from an Outlook data file into an Access database.
--Paul Binet, Germany
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
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I have been writing applications in Access for over 7 years, learning and growing each year.
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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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