Monday, April 28, 2008

Windows XP SP3 Available for Download

Windows XP SP3 is available for download from Windows Update.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Free BETA of Executive Assistant for Microsoft© Access v3.0

Download the free BETA of the new v3.0 of my Access-based CRM System with Integrated Executive Diary Management:

  • Easily manage Clients, Contacts, Client Visits, and Internal Meetings
  • Quickly create detailed Visit and Meeting Reports
  • Built-in Visit scheduling
  • Automated email distribution
  • Comprehensive reporting
  • Contact Interests tracking
  • Event and Marketing Campaign management
  • Modern Windows Vista-themed GUI
  • Visits Alerts and overdue visit monitoring
  • Client address information
  • More comprehensive reporting options

Used by senior executives at Munich Re Australia, Samsung Fire & Marine, and UBS.

New in Version 3.0:

  • Ad-hoc client calls management
  • Advertising tracking for client campaigns

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Beginner Error-Handling blogger, Susan Harkins, has posted a great article on how novice Access developers can start adding advanced error-handling to their forms.
Live Mesh: The Collaborative Cloud

Live Mesh has left the building. Is this future of the Desktop? Have a look.

At this point it is a shared space in a web browser, with limited collaboration services. Microsoft says it will evolve into browser development platform, where existing (Office?) applications can occupy a browser window.

Generate Synchronization Scripts in SQL Server with TableDiff

TableDiff is a console executable packaged with SQL Server that allows you to compare data between SQL Server tables. Tim Chapman of shows how to use TableDiff.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Release Schedule for Windows XP SP3 says it has procured the release schedule for Windows XP SP3:
  • April 14, 2008: Support is available for the release version of Service Pack 3 for Windows XP

  • April 21, 2008: Original Equipment Manufacturers, Volume License, Connect, and MSDN and TechNet subscribers

  • April 29, 2008: Microsoft Update, Windows Update, Download Center

  • June 10, 2008: Automatic Updates

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

SQL Server 2008: The Deal

The April 2008 issue of TechNet Magazine places the spotlight on SQL Server 2008:
  • What's New
  • Security
  • New Data Types
  • Data Warehouse Query Performance
  • Minimize Blocking in SQL Server
Integrating Access Databases with SharePoint

A very timely article from the April 2008 issue of the MS TechNet Magazine, which focuses on:
  • The benefits of integrating Access and SharePoint
  • Migrating Access data to SharePoint
  • Extending Access functionality with SharePoint