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OLE DB Undeprecated! Long live ADO!

The Microsoft SQLNCli team has undeprecated OLE DB and the news could very well be earth shattering for the Microsoft Access community. Previously deprecated and last supported with SQL Client 11, OLE DB was on it’s last breaths, and what was worse, we could not come up with a equivalent solution using DAO and pass through queries for all the features we had with OLE DB. Thankfully the team in …Read More

Our Microsoft Ignite session recording is now available to view!

Hello everyone! I just got back from Microsoft Ignite, where Michal Bar and I had a wonderful time presenting on “Learn new ways to apply Access to the modern Microsoft ecosystem”. We discussed a few great topics, one of which is how to consume Azure services with Access. We should have the sample application on the Microsoft Technical Blog soon, in the mean time you can see our presentation in …Read More

Meet Michal Bar and me at Microsoft Ignite!

This week Microsoft has invited me to speak at Microsoft Ignite along with Michal Bar from the Microsoft Access team! I’ll be in Orlando all week learning about new technologies and on Wednesday afternoon present on how to plug Access into the modern Microsoft echo system in a 75 mins session.  If you’re going to Microsoft Ignite please consider coming to my session or even meeting at the Office booth during …Read More

Updates from the Access team (June 2017)

New data connectors Announcement blog post on the Access blog. It has also been twitted here – feel free to retweet it! New in Microsoft Access: Microsoft Dynamics and Salesforce connectors. Learn more: https://t.co/NesijpM5uG — MS Office News (@OfficeNews) August 23, 2017 What’s New Article is updated with the new connectors info (Office Insiders). Support articles Link to or import data from Dynamics 365 Link to or import data from …Read More

Drag and Drop In MS Access and Conditional Sorting

Drag and Drop In MS Access Doug was on a roll in January of 2004 when he wrote his article on drag and drop in MS Access. He tested it now using Access 2016 and it still works. This article shows you how to add drag-and-drop to your Access application using combinations of multi-value and single-value controls. Supporting Custom Sort Orders Presenting data to your users in an order that …Read More

Official Access tech blog now online! Also, more improvements to Access!

Official Microsoft Access Tech Blog Launches! In addition to the blog on the Office site, the Access team has started a technical blog here. The new Access Tech Blog will be more technical in nature and oriented towards technical users instead of regular ones on the office blog. Accessibility Updates in Access The very first post on the new blog from the Access team has been hard at work on …Read More

Using large parameters for SQL stored procedure with DAO

As many of you already know, SQL Server team has announced deprecation of OLEDB for SQL Server database engine (Read: we can’t use ADO because ADO uses OLEDB). Additionally, SQL Azure does not officially support ADO, though one still can get away with it using SQL Server Native Client. However, the new 13.1 ODBC driver comes with a number of features that won’t be available in the SQL Server Native …Read More

Tuesday April 11th: Learn how to spawn forms in memory, yes, you heard that right

Hi Everyone! This Tuesday I’m going to demo an amazing concept: How to spawn multiple copies of the same form in memory. Have you ever wanted to display multiple orders or invoices in your databases in separate forms using the same form design? One way of doing this would be to have multiple copies of the same form in your system, for example: frmOrder, frmOrder1, frmOrder2, etc. But the problem …Read More

MayBeSQL Coming to Microsoft Access!

In a stunning development, Microsoft Access will debut a new version of SQL called MayBeSQL, in response to the market clamoring for more NoSQL solutions. Originally, NoSQL meant “No SQL” but in more recent iterations, has come to mean “Not Only SQL”. The change is sure to position Access to compete with MongoDB or DocumentDB! Since it’s inception, Microsoft Access has been structured as a RDMS using a subset of …Read More

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