Reasons to be Optimistic About the Future of Microsoft Access

I’m just back from the recent PAUG conference where I had the chance to meet some of the best minds in Microsoft Access, it’s only one of two conferences worldwide, (Access DevCon Vienna is the other one), and it showcased some great content over a three day period. This year’s conference had quite a few new attendees, fresh blood that will take up the Access mantle for years to come. We usually have a member of the Access team participate and this year Shane Groff showed us his excellent work with the new charting feature being rolled out to Office Insiders.

Access Team Bringing Their A Game

The Access team we have now is simply outstanding, here are some of their accomplishments:

  • Brought back dBase importing based on User Voice feedback. Shows they are willing to listen to the community and own up to mistakes if need be.
  • The team sent representatives to multiple conferences in the past two years, no other team in recent memory has done that.
  • The head of Microsoft Access, Mauricio Ordóñez, participated last year with the Spain Microsoft Access User Group in Spanish.
  • Representavies of the team have visited my clients as well as clients in Europe to get their feedback.

I could not be more happier for the MS Access team we have now, these guys get it.

Come join me Tuesday May 8th at 6:30 PM CST during the next meeting of SQL Server with Access, you can grab all the details here: