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Automation and Web

Whenever the subject of new web apps introduced with 2013 or web databases introduced with 2010, one common lamentation bought up by people is that they both lack VBA. It is certainly an understandable lamentation; almost all serious Access developers have used VBA and it’s VBA that makes it possible to use Access as the glue of the Office. Any complex Access application will have varying automation such as emailing …Read More

How to save your SharePoint password in Windows

A poster asked me a wonderful question: “How do I get Access [linked to SharePoint] to remember my login credentials so I don’t have to login everytime?” The answer to the question isn’t simple as it should be and hence, I felt an article on the subject would be helpful for those who want to automate logging. For people who have an account with Office365, remembering the account password is quite …Read More

New book for Access Web Database and SharePoint now available!

As Juan may have mentioned earlier, I had been working with two other MVPs, Tim Runcie and George Hepworth in producing the first of its kind, a book dedicated to using Access with SharePoint. The book can be bought online at the Advisicon store. If you’re wanting to learn more about the capabilities and limitations of Access and SharePoint, this book is a wonderful starting point in getting the fundamentals as well discussion on …Read More

How to work offline with SharePoint and Access 2010

One advantage a SharePoint list has over any ODBC data source is that Access can disconnect and re-connect and synchronize the local edits back to the server fairly seamlessly. It also provides a friendly conflict resolution management, all out of the box. This is available whether you’re using a traditional Access database linking a SharePoint list or using a web-enabled database in an Access client. 2010 is much better at handling …Read More

Access Services: Bringing your Access database to the web

Note: This is the third part of a three part series, you can find part one here and tpart two here. Authored by Ben Clothier To continue the series on Access and SharePoint integration (part 1 and part 2), we’ll be looking at the latest kid on the SharePoint’s block; Access Services. Access Services is included with SharePoint Server 2010 and there are hosting solutions available, including AccessHosting.com and/or Office365 for those who …Read More

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