Juan Soto

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.

Curious about the latest Access features? Join Access insiders!

If you're on Office365 you have a choice in regards to how often you see new features, (some refer to these as rings): Semi-Annual: You get new features every six months, we recommend this channel to all of our clients Semi-Annual Targeted: Think of targeted as a preview of what users will see a mon [...]

Curious about the latest Access features? Join Access insiders!2020-03-27T12:07:53-05:00

My thoughts on this year’s 2020 MVP Summit

Last week we had our virtual MVP conference, where I huddled with MVP’s from around the world as we heard and gave feedback to the Access team. Here are some takeaways: I miss sharing with friends I only get to see once a year, but being virtual did have some advantages, one of them being able to re [...]

My thoughts on this year’s 2020 MVP Summit2020-03-25T17:52:28-05:00

New Access features coming your way!

Never discount looking at the What’s New section in Microsoft Office to get a first hand look at goodies coming your way! A fellow MVP pointed out to me how you can see new features by going to backstage, (File menu), clicking on Account and then What’s New. Scroll down until you see new features in [...]

New Access features coming your way!2020-02-28T12:32:51-06:00

Learn how to performance tune SQL Server

Please join me on February 11th, 2020 when I'll have special guest Jacob Golden from https://www.imyourdba.com/ to discuss how you can improve the performance of your database on SQL Server, can't miss talk! Learn more here: https://accessusergroups.org/sql-server-with-access/event/375-2020-02-11/ [...]

Learn how to performance tune SQL Server2020-02-07T14:47:57-06:00

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

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