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Join me for the first of three Access with SQL Server Acdemy sessions September 11 2018

We kick off the new season of Access with SQL Server group meetings this year with three months of training: Introduction, Intermediate and Advanced topics on how to optimize Access with SQL Server. Part 1: Introduction On Tuesday September 11th 2018 I’m going to discuss: When you should or should n [...]

Join me for the first of three Access with SQL Server Acdemy sessions September 11 20182018-09-08T12:30:49-05:00

Using the new SSMA version 7.8, pitfalls to avoid

Microsoft has been updating their SQL Server Management Assistants on a regular basis, and they just updated the SSMA for Access. However you can't see what's new for 7.8 in their official documentation. The latest version of SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) version 7.8 can be downloaded from h [...]

Using the new SSMA version 7.8, pitfalls to avoid2018-07-03T06:33:05-05:00

Text or Numeric Field – A simple method to switch data type.

I recently worked on a project where our client is selling a product throughout the USA built on Access with SQL Server, it works by importing data into SQL and then analyzing it with Access reports. Unfortunately each customer may have a primary key format as a long integer and others where it's a [...]

Text or Numeric Field – A simple method to switch data type.2018-06-26T19:49:56-05:00

Designing a T-SQL trigger

On occasions when building a project involving an Access front-end and a SQL Server backend, we've run into this question. Should we use a trigger for something? Designing a SQL Server trigger for Access application may be a solution but only after careful considerations. Sometime this gets suggeste [...]

Designing a T-SQL trigger2018-06-18T23:47:49-05:00

Join me at SQL Saturday Dallas on May 18th, 2018

I'll be presenting my hugely popular "Wish you could live the glamorous consulting life?" first thing in the morning that day, plus I'll have a table where I'll be answering questions on SQL Server optimization with Access, if you are in the Dallas area please consider attending this great one day e [...]

Join me at SQL Saturday Dallas on May 18th, 20182018-05-12T20:59:08-05:00

Why I’m optimistic about the future of 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 [...]

Why I’m optimistic about the future of Access2018-05-07T23:08:16-05:00

Getting “System Resource Exceeded” messages? Here’s one way to fix it

System Resource Exceeded Error Message Lately we've been seeing a barrage of clients getting "System Resource Exceeded"  when migrating to Windows 10, even though the system worked fine in prior versions of Windows. In some cases we've traced the issue to apps that use a lot of subforms in a tab con [...]

Getting “System Resource Exceeded” messages? Here’s one way to fix it2018-04-22T21:20:43-05:00

**BREAKING NEWS** NEW SQL SERVER NATIVE CLIENT 18 released!

As promised, the new SQL Server Native Client 18 is now available to download. Either Ben Clothier or I will be testing Azure authentication and other aspects of ADODB and be providing feedback soon! In the meantime, check out the announcement and other documents below : Announcement: bit.ly/SNC18 O [...]

**BREAKING NEWS** NEW SQL SERVER NATIVE CLIENT 18 released!2018-04-08T16:23:31-05:00

Help us get the IDE modernized in Access, your vote counts!

After my Access with SQL Server meeting were we talked about using User Voice to prompt change to our beloved IDE, I found out that the Access team does not have any sway over the environment, it's handled by the another group in the Office hierarchy. I’ve since endorsed the following ideas on User [...]

Help us get the IDE modernized in Access, your vote counts!2018-04-08T16:15:09-05:00

It’s time we gave the Access IDE some love

Quick: when  was the last time the Access Integrated Development Enviroment  (IDE) got a new feature? I can’t remember. While Access in general has gotten love from the Access team, in particular the new data connectors, its time we add SOME kind of new feature to the IDE, but which one?: Collapse p [...]

It’s time we gave the Access IDE some love2018-02-09T03:48:31-05:00

Inspect the control source of all controls in your project

Happy New Year! Recently I was working on a project where I was implementing form spawning so that my client can see at least two different records using two identical forms, one of the actual forms and the other one a spawned version of itself, (a topic I’ve discussed at my SQL Server with Access m [...]

Inspect the control source of all controls in your project2018-01-24T21:00:24-05:00
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