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.

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…

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Office 15-Minute Webinars

Free Office webinars every Tuesday, watch videos anytime

Join us every Tuesday for free webinars about how to use Office programs. You can watch the Office 15-Minute Webinars live; or view them later. They run 9:15 am-9:30 am Pacific time on Tuesdays with a live Q&A session to follow. We’ll add links to previous recordings below as they become available. You can also download a calendar reminder for the series. Click the link to join Tuesdays starting at…

SharePoint

Options to Create Forms in SharePoint 2013

Forms are an intricate part of many organizations as they feed information into business processes that allow the organization to manage day-to-day processes.  Forms are used for internal processes such as hardware and software acquisition as well as externally for collecting information on a new potential customer. For almost a decade, we’ve delivered a best-in-class forms experience as part of Microsoft Office.  As with much in the technology world, customer…

Access

Streamline collaboration across teams: Add notifications to your Access 2013 web apps

Access 2013 web apps are great for collaborating around a common set of data. When people work together in this way, the changes that one person makes to the data often require the attention of someone else. In this article, we’ll describe a technique to build e-mail notifications into your Access 2013 web app using the power of SQL Server and a third-party service called Zapier. You can use this…

News

Download our free Office 2013 Quick Start Guides

Thinking about making the change to Office 2013? Changes bring exciting new features, but new versions of your favorite software can take a bit of getting used to. To help ease the transition, we’ve put together nine handy Quick Start Guides that introduce you to the newest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, Access, Project, and Visio. Read on to learn how to download the guides and…

Access

Visualize your Access 2013 web app data in Excel

After you start organizing your data with Access 2013 web apps, you may find yourself wishing to visualize or summarize it. For example, imagine you are tracking your deal pipeline in Access, including when you expect to get paid and how much. Wouldn’t it be great if you could make a visual graph of these projections to help you make decisions? Read more to learn how you can do just…

Access

Filter Your Data with Access 2013

As you manage your business in an Access 2013 web app, the amount of information it holds will naturally grow over time. The default views and navigation are great for getting started quickly, but eventually, wading through all of that information by scrolling through lists may not be the most efficient setup. Is there an easier way to create a different view of the data? In Access 2013 web apps…

Access

Webinar: What is Access (and preview Access 2013)

Access helps you store and track just about any kind of information–inventory, contacts, business processes, and more. In this week’s webinar, you’ll learn how to organize and manage your data, plus we’ll preview the latest version of Access, including a big new feature. Click read more below to view entire webinar or watch the trailer now: What you will learn at Tuesday’s webinar: No software development knowledge needed Common uses…