Juan Soto

About Juan Soto

Juan Soto is a Senior Access Developer at IT Impact Inc. and a Microsoft Access MVP. He specializes in Access with SQL Server databases. His passion for Access has led him to helping a wide range of businesses in helping them establish a secure, stable and efficient environment with SQL Server. He's a frequent speaker at Access user groups nationwide and recently spoke at the Orange County SQL Saturday # 73. If you wish to have Juan speak at your next group meeting you can contact him here.

Breaking News: Access and Excel to Merge in 2024, Introducing “AccXel”!

April 1, 2024 In a surprising turn of events, Microsoft has announced that two of its most iconic software applications, Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel, will be merging later this year. The new product resulting from this union is aptly named “AccXel”—a blend of the two names that promises to [...]

2024-04-01T07:25:46-05:00April 1st, 2024|

Datasheet Design Configuration

Overview The datasheet view in Microsoft Access offers a range of features and capabilities that empower users to manage and analyze their data efficiently. Its familiarity, flexibility, and integration with other Office applications make it a valuable tool for various data-related tasks.   Eas [...]

2024-02-16T15:08:34-06:00February 16th, 2024|

Access With SQL Server Meeting is back this January 9th!

Join me this Tuesday January 9th, 2023 at 6:30 PM as we start exploring tools that will help you be more productive. Here are the details: Join us this Tuesday, January 9th for the Access SQL Server Meeting! Session Title: Tools to help you automate Access coding – with FMS founder Luke Chung This m [...]

2024-01-08T09:06:11-06:00January 8th, 2024|

Join me Tuesday December 12th at 6:30 PM Central – MZ Tools

Join me this Tuesday December 12th, 2023 at 6:30 PM as we start exploring tools that will help you be more productive. Here are the details: https://accessusergroups.org/sql-server-with-access/event/automating-access-programming-leveraging-mz-tools/ [...]

2023-12-10T09:31:11-06:00December 9th, 2023|

Bringing the IT Impact Family Together: A Dream Come True

For over two decades, far before the COVID crisis, IT Impact has thrived as a remote company, embracing the dynamic world of technology and innovation. Virtual meetings became the norm, connecting team members from various corners of the globe. But deep down, one goal has always burned brightly in o [...]

2023-11-02T10:54:30-05:00October 27th, 2023|

The State of Access in 2023

The future of Microsoft Access in 2023?  Earlier this year I was in Redmond, Washington, to participate in the MVP Summit, where I heard a lot about AI and Office and met with the Access team (it’s one of the best benefits to being an Access MVP). Although I can’t share much of what we discussed, I’ [...]

2023-06-06T10:34:48-05:00June 5th, 2023|

Can ChatGPT write VBA code? How about SQL Queries? Yes! But…

I've been playing with ChatGPT for a while now and mark me impressed with its capabilities. One of the first things I did was ask it to create a VBA function that calculates the first of the month: A couple of points on the code above: I never named the function yet the AI used a great name: FirstOf [...]

2023-01-24T17:32:01-06:00January 22nd, 2023|

Updating your SQL Drivers can be a pain, unless you do this

It seams Microsoft is releasing new drivers every few months now, trying to keep pace with the trove of new SQL Server and Azure features that come out with every new version. The drivers do double work, both with the product you can install locally, and the Azure service in the cloud. Why you shoul [...]

2022-12-04T11:59:26-06:00December 4th, 2022|

No meeting tomorrow, join me on December 13th

I am currently traveling through the Middle East on a entrepreneurship training course through Israel where I’m meeting startups and getting a ton of ideas for my practice. Consequently we will not be having our normal meeting in November and our next meeting is in December 13th 2022. Here are the m [...]

2022-11-07T10:39:02-06:00November 6th, 2022|

How I bombed at my last presentation – yes, it happens to all of us

Last Tuesday, October 11, 2021 I was all set to present SQL Server with Access Academy Part II when I hit a roadblock I could not overcome: SQL Server Migration Assistant for Access, (SSMA), would not load the sample Northwind database and I was stuck, could not continue the session. I've done it fo [...]

2022-10-26T16:05:33-05:00October 26th, 2022|
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