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Access 2010: Design more maintainable apps with calculated columns

When I talk to developers about why they love Access, the most frequent response is always about fast they can build applications that track data. This saves time and money. Calculated columns are a new feature in Access 2010 that is designed to help end users and developers build applications faster, and are easier to maintain. Let me start with a couple scenarios from the Access 2007 templates. In the…

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Cross version compatibility between Access 2010 and Access 2007

Today’s guest writer is Lois Wang—PM for reports and version-to-version compatibility. I saw a question on the Access TechNet Forum the other day that I’d like to share with the community: “I can’t open accdb files in Access 2007 after they’ve been opened in 2010.” Access 2010 brings you many new features (Data Macros, Calculated Columns, etc.) that Access 2007 does not understand. If Access 2007 goes ahead and open…

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Access 2010 deprecated features and components

This post provides an overview of features and components that will be deprecated in the upcoming release of Access 2010. A decision to remove a feature or component from the product is never a trivial one; we therefore have put a lot of thought when deciding to remove functionality. We believe it will benefit the majority of our customers by helping us to make forward progress. Microsoft recommends that when…