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Critical: Office Update breaks Access — Query is corrupt

We've gotten reports from our clients, our colleagues and other posters that there is a huge problem with the Office 365 update that was released yesterday (November 12, 2019). The update causes an error where it may say: "Query "" is corrupt" This post deals with both preventive and restorative mea [...]

Critical: Office Update breaks Access — Query is corrupt2019-11-15T10:26:44-06:00

The office product that refuses to die?

Several of you have sent me an article on Medium.com asking my thoughts on it: Microsoft Access: The Database Software That Won’t Die I agree with some points and am amazed that the author completely missed one point in particular. Access is sooo easy to use that... I agree with his point that it’s [...]

The office product that refuses to die?2019-11-09T13:53:10-06:00

You can now use Access with Azure MFA!

With the latest release of the OLE DB driver Access developers can now implement Azure multi factor security into their applications, (previously the latest version of SQL Server ODBC was the only supporting the technology), allowing them to run code in VBA that is compatible. I recommend using the [...]

You can now use Access with Azure MFA!2019-10-31T11:21:03-05:00

Using Access with Azure Multi-Factor Authentication

One of our clients wanted to use Azure multi-factor authentication with Microsoft Access and Azure SQL, requiring users to authenticate when they launch Access through a second validation at least once every 60 days. Step 1: Extend your domain to Azure AD Before you can enable MFA in Azure you need [...]

Using Access with Azure Multi-Factor Authentication2019-10-03T07:06:12-05:00

Access with Power BI

We recently had a client who wanted to view his QuickBooks data in Power BI, but the former could not connect with the latter to get the data, so we resorted to exporting the data from Quickbooks, using Access to clean it up and finally upload it to PowerBI.com so that other employees can see the an [...]

Access with Power BI2019-09-08T20:26:01-05:00

NETHERLANDS ACCESS DEVELOPER DAY 2019 – 14 SEPTEMBER

Access developer day is quickly approaching and you still have time to register and get a discount. It promises to be a great experience with the Access team and some of the brightest Access developers in the world. To register and learn more details please click here: https://www.sys.nl/netherlands [...]

NETHERLANDS ACCESS DEVELOPER DAY 2019 – 14 SEPTEMBER2019-08-08T09:08:35-05:00

Catch my presentation in Iowa next week, 3 cities in 3 days!

Next week August 12, 13 and 14th I will be doing a different SQL Server PASS group each night in Iowa, it’s the perfect opportunity for you to catch my “Optimizing Access with SQL Server” presentation if you live nearby live and in person: Access can be much faster with SQL Server, allowing many mor [...]

Catch my presentation in Iowa next week, 3 cities in 3 days!2019-08-08T11:07:15-05:00

Gotchas when using Access Runtime

We've noticed more firms migrating over to Office365 and it's liberal policies of 5 licenses per user, but there are still instances were providing an office license is too expensive for a mission critical application, prompting many to use the Access runtime. It's not as easy as installing runtime [...]

Gotchas when using Access Runtime2019-07-19T09:31:11-05:00

Using OASIS-SVN and git for Access source code control

NOTE: I will be talking about this topic in depth in the upcoming Access and SQL Server monthly webinar on July 9th at 6:30 PM CDT. Register so that you can view the process live and ask questions!   As we work with several applications and sometime in a team, source code control is pretty impo [...]

Using OASIS-SVN and git for Access source code control2019-08-09T14:41:48-05:00

Optimizing Access w/SQL Server IndyPass 5/21/19

Join me on Tuesday May 21st 2019 as I present Optimizing Access with SQL Server to the great folks at IndyPass. I’ll be discussing all the great tips and techniques we use with clients around the world. Pizza will be served as well. Abstract: SQL Server DBA’s are often asked to take over a Microsoft [...]

Optimizing Access w/SQL Server IndyPass 5/21/192019-05-16T07:30:00-05:00