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Setting up Office 365 Preview: Video and tips to help you get started!

Getting up and running on Office 365 Preview was not easy for me, there were a few gotchas through out the process and it became a frustrating experience. Lucky for you I’ve created a video that will walk you through the whole process!

SQL Server Hosting

Why bother?

Access 2013 is a big game changer to the prior version:

  1. Web apps have been revamped to now use SQL Server for hosting all of the data
  2. Publishing process is now a straightforward process
  3. The UI has been redesigned, by learning it now you can get a legup on the competition!

Click below to see the video and pause it were needed to jot down info, there are several roadblocks through the sign in process, so make sure to come back to the video if you get stuck!

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.

5 Responses to "Setting up Office 365 Preview: Video and tips to help you get started!"

  • Alex Dybenko
    November 7, 2012 - 10:55 am Reply

    Well done, Juan, very helpful! If i would see it when i first try beta version – it would save me several hours 🙂

  • ronnie valero
    September 23, 2012 - 9:55 am Reply

    Hi juan, What is your thought about Visual Studio Lightswitch? are your team gave it a chance to be evaluated? was it like or more than Access? and are you planning to add it to your arsenal in the near future? thanks

    • Juan Soto
      September 23, 2012 - 10:18 am Reply

      We have one developer who swears by it. I would say its more like .net then Access. We may add it in the future.

      • ronnie valero
        September 23, 2012 - 8:53 pm Reply

        Wow ive installed and tried LightSwitch, I attached my sql r2 express db via LAN then publish it as a desktop client, the same db opens in Access 2010 runtime in just a seconds while LightSwitch app is loading for almost 20 secs.Maybe I missed something here. Any tips from one of your developer Juan, my test machine is dual core 2.6 with 2GB RAM and running WIN 7.

        “If you don’t compare LightSwitch to MS Access you will be happy”.
        From demo of LightSwitch by DevExpress conducted by an Italian guy Allesandro Del Sole -MSTF MVP

        just your 2 cents here Juan, I dont really get what he means by that, maybe he is just joking.. i don’t know!

  • Luis Montalvo
    September 12, 2012 - 1:00 am Reply

    Thank you for your helpful video. My experience when I first tried the Office365 Preview was partly painful as well, so your video I am sure will save a lot of grief to folks trying this for the first time. My only other comment and experience is that I was able to use Acces with the Office SmallBusiness Premium 365 version as well, as it also has Sharepoint services. Hopes this helps.

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