Access

The McKinstry Tool Tracker App: Using Access 2013 and Office 365 to manage critical assets

McKinstry, a builder and manager of energy-efficient commercial buildings, needed an efficient and accurate way to track tools. Microsoft worked with the company to create an app using Access 2013 (and hosted on Office 365) showing current location, availability, usage history, and storage locations. A barcode scanner sends keystrokes through a USB connection, and Access uses built-in search to instantly identify the tool based on the code in the record for that tool. A data macro checks…

Excel

New server release: Spreadsheet controls in Office 2013

In April, we released 2 important new spreadsheet management server-based applications to complement the desktop spreadsheet management features we introduced with the release of Office 2013. Now available are Audit and Control Management Server (ACM), and Discovery and Risk Assessment, which are both designed to help you manage the use of spreadsheets and Access databases.  Read on to learn more.

Outlook

Outlook.com now lets you chat with Google friends – one more reason to make the switch

We’re excited to announce that you can chat with your Google friends directly from Outlook.com. With this feature, the next time you’re reading an email from someone who uses Gmail, you can reply with a quick chat right from your Outlook.com inbox. And if you’re working together on an Office document from SkyDrive, you can send an instant message to a Google contact with just a click. We’re rolling out…

Access

Join Access sessions at TechEd in June

Join us in New Orleans for Microsoft TechEd North America June 3-6 and in Madrid, Spain for Microsoft TechEd Europe June 25-28. Scott McFadden and Jeff Conrad from the Microsoft Access product team will present on the new Access web app features available in Microsoft Access 2013 at this year’s event in New Orleans. Harrison Shapley and Kevin Nickel from the Microsoft Access product team will share a similar presentation…