Access

Going beyond Web Macros: Using Event Receivers & .NET with Access Services

Today’s guest blogger is Access MVP Ben Clothier. Ben is an independent contractor working with J Street Technology and Advisicon and was Technical Editor for the Access 2010 Programmer’s Reference. One challenge in Access Services is ensuring that the logic behind various objects will be portable between Access itself and the SharePoint site hosting the Access web database. To that end, the Access team has used macros to support the…

Access

Northwind 2010 Web Database is now available

We’re excited to announce that a longstanding Access tradition continues. A new version of the Northwind sample database has just been released. The best way to get to the template is to start up Access 2010, under Office.com Templates, click on Sample Templates, and then click on Northwind Web Database. You can also get the template here: Northwind Web Database.  As before, Northwind shows you what an Inventory/Orders system might…

Outlook

Use the Outlook Social Connector with Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace and Windows Live!

  Outlook is the premier communications tool to stay connected with colleagues, friends, and family. Your email messages, even from multiple accounts, are in one place. Connections and communication also happen on websites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace and Windows Live. Through these sites, you find new contacts and reconnect with old ones. You can share who you are, what you think, what you are doing, and what you like…

Access

Power Tip: Password protect your VBA project

A question came in recently regarding whether you can password protect just the VBA code for an Access database, but not the rest of the database. The answer is yes! Here’s how to do it: In Access, press ALT+F11 to open the VBA editor. On the Tools menu, select <Database Name> Properties… On the Protection tab, select the Lock project for viewing check box. Enter and confirm a password. Click…

Access

Access 2010 and SQL Azure

This post comes from Russell Sinclair who is in New Orleans showing off the newest Access 2010 features at TechEd. Microsoft SQL Azure is a new cloud-based relational database built on SQL Server that provides highly available, scalable, multi-tenant database services hosted by Microsoft in the cloud. It eliminates the need to install, setup and manage SQL Server, freeing IT to handle day-to-day operations rather than having to manage and…

Outlook

My Favorite Feature: Quick Steps

Editors’ Note: The following is a guest post by Microsoft Outlook MVP Diane Poremsky as part of the MVP Award Program Blog‘s series “10 Days for Office 2010″. One of my favorite timesaving features in Outlook 2010 is Quick Steps. You can use Quick Steps to perform tasks you need to do frequently that involve multiple steps, such as filing messages in specific folders or flagging messages for follow up…

Access

Download Access 2010 Runtime, Database Engine Redistributable and Source Code Control

Download Access 2010 Runtime, Access Database Engine Redistributable (office connectivity components) 2010 and Source Code Control Add-in for Access 2010 today! Access Runtime 2010 Available in both 32-bit and 64-bit, you can download the Runtime here – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=57a350cd-5250-4df6-bfd1-6ced700a6715&displaylang=en. It is currently offered in 13 languages and more languages will be offered at a later time. Read this post on features in Access Runtime. Access Database Engine Redistributable 2010 Formerly known…

Outlook

New Outlook Hotmail Connector released today

After several months of beta testing, Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0 has officially been released as a replacement for Outlook Connector 12. Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0 is compatible with Outlook 2003, 2007, and 2010. Why use the Outlook Hotmail Connector? If you have been using Outlook Connector 12.1, you already know that it enables you to manage your Windows Live Hotmail e-mail messages, calendar, and contacts from within Outlook. Outlook…

Access

Macros search form

Today’s guest writer is Kerry Westphal—our resident macro expert. A common feature in well-designed applications is giving users the ability to quickly focus on the data they care about. A search or filter form allows users to specify criteria to limit the records returned. This also enhances performance because the entire recordset is not brought in. A typical filter form provides unbound text boxes, combo boxes, and other controls where…

Access

Power Tip: Create an AutoNumber field that starts with a number greater than 1

Today’s guest blogger is Luke Chung, President and Founder of FMS, Inc. Luke has written and presented a wide range of topics related to Access over the years. In addition to their many Access related products, FMS offers a wealth of great Access papers, tips, and video on their site. In Microsoft Access tables, the AutoNumber field type allows you to assign a unique sequential number to each row in…