Build your own board game, create playing cards

We recently published an energy calculator template from one of our content partners in Canada, Microsoft Home Magazine. During that process, they let us know about a board game activity that they recently published on their site, and we love it! The online article provides useful how-to steps and it comes with Word and Excel templates (take your pick) for creating your own personal board game. It also comes with…

Access

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…

Access

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…