If you could ask the Access team any question, what would it be?

Next month Ben and I are once again traveling to the MVP Summit at Microsoft headquarters for our annual pilgrimage to the mothership. It’s a wonderful affair were we get wined and dined and fawned over by Microsoft, and of course meet with the Microsoft Access team!

What would you ask for?

If you could ask one question of the Microsoft Access team, what would it be? What feature would you want? What about a comment or feedback? Let me know in the comment section below!

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Here are some pictures from prior year’s event


Andy Tabisz and I doing videos at Channel 9


Ben Clothier and I at prior MVP Summit

Microsoft HQ

Microsoft HQ

They feed us well!

They feed us well!




About the Author:

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.


  1. Juan Carlos Herrera August 18, 2017 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    My only question is why Microsoft remove pivot tables from access?

  2. Magharti Hawrskrushna November 4, 2016 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    For the access Desktop: will there be Edge be integrated with the WebBrowser Control on windows 10 (Access 2010, 2013, 2016) – or still relegated to IExplorer Only

    For the access Sharepoint webclient: 1) Standalone w/o Sharepoint 2) merge unify with desktop or 3) DIE!

  3. shailendra mandlik October 26, 2016 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    I guess we still don’t have MS Access as web application. They suggest to publish to SharePoint. It will be great if Access comes up as web application. Can you please ask this one question for me?

    I used to develop application using Access during year 2000-2005. I liked Access so much due to its quick development without needing much of coding. One can really focus on designing application rather than worrying about coding. Unfortunately, some of features in that old Access version are not in the latest one!
    Fine, to move on, I would love if Access with its unique strengths can come up with web based applications. So after my question, please convince them to pursue so…


  4. Maria Barnes October 24, 2016 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    What is the real status of the Access suggestion box? For web apps, for example, 161 suggestions have been left. They have 3 statuses but the total of items in those statuses is only 20 items. What is the status of the other 141 suggestions? What about the 8 that say they are under review – does that mean they will be included in a version soon?

  5. Udo Schleucher October 22, 2016 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    My question would be: when (what version) will gui-objects become dynamically sized according to the size of the users display?

  6. Francesco October 22, 2016 at 2:17 am - Reply

    In my dreams, I would like to see a new Access environment, totally Web and totally integrated in SQL Server.
    You install SS and you have your new Access environment. You can use T-SQL to create functions, procedures and so on. For some more difficult problems, you use VBA.
    You can buy your hosting in Azure or you use you SQL Server Express for free in your desktop.
    But I think, it will be more easy to see the first man on Mars in the next 10 years.

  7. George Hpeorth October 21, 2016 at 11:28 pm - Reply

    Hi, Juan.

    Looking forward to another wonderful Summit.

    I’ll put my requests in directly, but I’m REALLY anxious to see what they plan to do about ODBC connectivity, for SQL Server, SQL Azure, etc. .

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