Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Access 2010: Download the Interactive Menu to Ribbon Guide

A visual, interactive reference guide to help you find the new location of commands in Access 2010. Download

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Access 2010 Migration Guide

The Access 2010 Migration Guide walks you through new features such as the ribbon interface, the Navigation Pane, where to find Access Options, and so on. The other Office 2010 Migration Guides are also available from the above link. Essential for those upgrading from pre-Access 2007 versions.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Important Access Updates

Latest KB Articles courtesy of KB Alertz:

Access 2002

  • 201279   Upsizing Wizard in Access 2002, Access 2003 or Access 2007 database results in message when attempting to upsize to SQL Server 2008

Access 2007

  • 2276481   Description of the Office Access 2007 hotfix package (ace-x-none.msp, access-x-none.msp): August 31, 2010 
  • 2396342   Office 2007 Cumulative Update for August 2010 

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Operations guide for Microsoft Office 2010

This eBook provides information about how to maintain and manage an installation of Microsoft Office 2010.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Visual Studio LightSwitch BETA: The New MS Access Robot?

Check out this short video: Introduction to Visual Studio LightSwitch then read more here.  Access databases will be supported post-BETA!  The blurb:

"With LightSwitch, you can build custom applications that rival off-the-shelf solutions. Get a head start by using pre-configured screen templates that give your application a familiar look and feel. LightSwitch also provides prewritten code and other reusable components to handle routine application tasks, along with helpful step-by-step guidance. However, if you need to write custom code, you can use Visual Basic .NET or C#. You can deploy to the desktop, browser, or cloud (post-Beta) to share your application with others more easily without the cumbersome installation processes... Applications created with LightSwitch support exporting data to Microsoft Office Excel for fast and easy sharing and reporting. You can also attach your application to existing data sources, which makes it easy to collect, analyze, and reuse information from a variety of data sources including Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SQL Azure, SharePoint, Microsoft Office Access (post-Beta), and other third-party data sources."

Thanks to Alex Dybenko of Alex & Access for the heads-up.