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Today’s guest writer is Ric Lewis from the Access PM team.
Here at the beginning of the year we wanted to take the opportunity to highlight our MVPs. These are folks whose tireless efforts produce the vibrant Access community, which is a large part of what makes this such a great product. Many of them have answered thousands upon thousands of questions in newsgroups and on forums. Many of them have been involved in Access for more than 15 years. As a product team, we’re particularly grateful for their efforts, and we look forward to the chance to spend some time with them and recognize them at next month’s MVP Summit.
Walter Niesz (Website) Author of multiple How To and FAQ on Utter Access. Walter is the unquestioned master of the pictorial tutorial.
Scott McDaniel (WebSite) Genius three times over on Experts Exchange, making him not only one of the top Access Experts, but a perennial top 25 across the entire site.
Oli S (Website) A ribbon master and all around Access Freak, with over 30,000 answered questions to his credit on UtterAccess and other fourms.
Larry Linson (Website) (N. Texas Access SIG) Enjoying 16 years as leader of the Access SIG in North Texas, Larry is a prolific contributor to Access newsgroups, contributing an article each month to the North Texas PC News. He’s currently collaborating on a book with other Access MVPs.
George Hepworth (Website) "Grover Park George" is an Admin at Utter Access, as well as an author and blogger. He is known for focusing on newer users, helping to make sure their first experience in Access is a good one.
Bob Larson (Website) You can't throw a rock without hitting some Access Forum where Bob is posting. He's established a strong presence on nearly a dozen different Access forums, most recently on Microsoft Answers.
Gord Hubbell (Website) Gord is webmaster of what is arguably the heart of the Access community, UtterAccess.com. Gord's passion and commitment to developing the Access community have borne fruits to everyone from first-timers to those of us who develop the product.
Emilio Sancha (Website) (Spanish Forums) Emilio had already been playing with Access for nine years when he discovered the existence of the Microsoft Newsgroups and was opened up to a new world of social Access. He is a regular contributor the forums and newsgroups.
Roger Carlson (Website) Owner of two major repositories of Access wisdom, Roger has been contributing on Access-L, UtterAccess and MS Access newsgroups for years.
John Viescas (Website) John is a prolific writer, authoring five Access books, and co-authoring another. He has been an Access MVP for 16 years and running.
Andrew Couch (Upsizing site) (AUG Community) Andrew is director of the UK Access User Group (www.ukaugcommunity.co.uk) and a regular speaker at UK Community Events. He specializes in migrating Access applications to SQL Server and .net. He is also the technical developer behind the popular migration toolset MUST.
Leo (theDBGuy) An UtterAccess.com VIP who has been giving sage advice to Access users all over the world with their database questions.
John Mishefske (Website) John Mishefske provides samples that can be downloaded from his Tigeronomy Software site that contain full source code as well as code and Jet SQL examples for common problems faced by Access and VBA programmers.
Garry Robinson (Website) (Smart Access) Garry earned his Access MVP stripes writing for the very popular Smart Access magazine from 1998-2006 and when that closed down he moved on to Database Journal. He has since bought the rights to the Smart Access archives and published their content online.
Thomas Möller (Website) (German SIG) Thomas is a jack-of-all-trades, posting in forums, running the oldest German Access SIG, authoring for Access im Unternehmen and lecturing at the German Access developers conference AEK.
Glenn Lloyd (Website) Glenn Lloyd is an independent Access Developer, Office Applications trainer, and Forums Administrator at UtterAccess.com. He publishes a blog for Office application fans and users at www.officetipsandmethods.com.
Tom van Stiphout (Contact) Active in public newsgroups as well as on his Access security blog. Tom recently contributed to an Access book in response to a challenge from Steve Ballmer in last year's conference.
Graham Seach (Contact) Co-author of the canonical Access 2003 VBA Programmer's Reference. Graham is active in newsgroups and as a speaker. He is currently working with an Australian university on various ways to include Access in the curriculum, including developing a BS degree program in Workgroup Systems (essentially a degree in Access development).
Cinzia Pagani (Website) (Twitter) Cinzia is active in the Italian Access NG and Social Forum. He also serves as one of the webmasters of RIO, an Italian language site for FAQs and article on Office development.
Miriam Bizup Miriam is a Zone Advisor for Access topic areas on Experts-Exchange. She also contributes to articles as a Page Editor for the database and programming areas, acting as a moderator for site-wide support issues.
Gina Whipp (Website) The largest thread on the MVP forums in the last month has been the thread welcoming Gina to the MVP group. We're glad to finally have her insight and efforts recognized in this setting.
Crystal Long (Website) Crystal has produced numerous Access learning materials, from her free “Access Basics” book, to her video tutorials on her own YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/LearnAccessByCrystal). She is also a frequent contributor on multiple Access and Excel forums.
Alex Dybenko Active in MS Access newsgroups for years and on his Access blog (http://AccessBlog.net).
Joe Anderson (Website) He has been working with Access since 1.0. He’s in the Microsoft Access Hall of Fame on Experts-Exchange.com, as well as owner and CEO of All Data Corp.
Congratulations and best wishes to all MVPs and all those others who help in the newsgroups! Once I was a frequent participant in the Microsoft Access newsgroups, but life and job changes have led me to take a bit of a hiatus from my Access "hobby". I've been more involved lately exploring Infopath and beginning to learn about Sharepoint. I have to tell you that, while I have received some valuable assistance in the Infopath newsgroup, it sure isn't the vibrant, active community I was so familiar with when I was starting out with Access. I didn't realize how special the Access online community was until now! Thanks to all MVPs and other newsgroupies everywhere!
A lovely touch this - Although I very rarely post a question I VERY often find my answers through the replies and appreciate the time spent, effort given and the dedication of the MVPs. Without then life in Access would certainly have been very difficult and I would still be climbing the steep wall of the learning curve. Have a great time at next month’s MVP Summit.
Curious as to why that is only a partial list of Access MVP's ? Joe Anderson
mvp.support.microsoft.com/.../Joe.Anderson aka DatabaseMX on Experts-Exchange.com
Here is the complete list of Access MVPs mvp.support.microsoft.com/.../mvp.aspx joe
I have learnt a lot from - A.D. Tejpal
- Bill Mosca
- Crystal Long
- John Viescas
Thank you all very much. Special Thanks to Stephen Lebans & Dev Ashish I love you all because you too love Ms-Access.
The number of Access developers needing assistance is enormous and continues to increase yearly. We can’t show enough appreciation of those people who provide this vital help of which Access software success and expansion has depended for over 18 years.
I wondering why the recognition list above is only a small portion of the full list which I posted? joe
Hey Joe--we sent a broad email out inviting MVPs to participate in this post. Some accepted and some declined. I apologize if we somehow missed your email--shoot me a line and we'll get you included.