Excel

Find all your data connections with Office Discovery and Risk Assessment

Do you need to find out where your data is being used? More specifically, how can you find Excel workbooks that have data connections to your databases? We went to SQL MVP Scott Stauffer to help answer that question. Scott is helping his client launch a data warehouse that will be the preferred source of data for many areas of the business. The client is also planning to switch to…

Visio
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February 4 Visio webcast available on-demand: Visio tips and techniques for floor plans and office layouts

The next session of the Microsoft Visio webcast series airs Tuesday, February 4 at 10:30am PT/1:30pm ET. Join us to learn the best techniques for creating floor plans and building layouts in Visio. 10 attendees of this session will be selected to receive a complimentary copy of Visio 2013, so be sure to catch this session live! Read on to learn more, and to register.

InfoPath

Update on InfoPath and SharePoint Forms

Customers have been asking us about the future of InfoPath and SharePoint forms, and today we’re ready to share some information on the next generation of Office forms. Industry trends and feedback from our customers and partners make it clear that today’s businesses demand an intelligent, integrated forms experience that spans devices. We are looking to make investments that allow you to easily design, deploy, and use intelligent, integrated forms…

Events
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Register now: PAUG 2014 Database Designer International Conference

Register now to join us May 3-5 for the Portland Access User Group (PAUG) 2014 Database Designer Conference. This year’s speaker lineup includes industry experts F. Scott Barker from AppsPlus, Luke Chung from FMS, Alison Balter from InfoTech Services Group Inc., Armen Stein from J Street Technology, Juan Soto from IT Impact, and Kevin Bell and Kevin Nickel from the Microsoft Access team. This is the 16th annual Database Designer Conference…

News

Announcing improved access to Office

Microsoft and GW Micro are partnering to provide people who are blind or have low vision improved access to Microsoft Office. Starting today, customers who have purchased and installed any version of Microsoft Office 2010 or 2013, including both perpetual and subscription clients, are eligible to download a free copy of Window-Eyes, GW Micro’s widely used and highly regarded screen reading software.

Visio

January 7 Visio webcast on organizational charts now available on-demand

Join us Tuesday, January 7 at 10:30am PT/1:30pm ET to learn all about organizational charts from the experts!  Matt Roderman will present a special showcase of OfficeWork Software’s OrgChart for Visio add-in, and 10 attendees of this live session will be selected to receive a free copy of Visio Professional 2013 ($589.99 value each) and OrgChart for Visio 1,000 Charting Limit ($1,199.00 value each). Read on to learn more and register now.

Access

Webinar: A gentle, human intro to Access 2013

Need a quick tutorial on Access 2013? Here’s your chance. You’ll learn how to create your first database in no time. First, we’ll go over the two kinds of databases you can create: browser-based Access apps and desktop databases. Then we’ll show you how easy it is to download a template–a readymade database with all the parts in place. Watch the trailer or click “Read more” below to watch the full webinar.…