Attend Access 2013 presentations in Denver on July 2 and July 11

Access Denver presentationsJoin our own Kevin Bell as he takes a break from his summer vacation to show off the new Access 2013! Kevin will present to the Denver Area Access User Group meeting on Tuesday, July 2 at 6-9pm MDT and to the Colorado SharePoint Users Group on Thursday, July 11 at 6-8pm MDT. 

Both meetings will be held at the Microsoft office located at 7595 Technology Way, Suite 400, Denver, CO 80237.

July 2, 6-9pm: The best of both worlds: Hybrid apps with Access 2013 

Access 2013 web apps allow you to quickly create a database in Office 365, but if you are familiar with traditional Access desktop development, you may encounter some limitations. One of the best features in Access 2013 is that web apps created on Office 365 use SQL Azure to store their data. Unlike traditional SQL Server databases, SQL Azure is cloud-based, so your data can be accessible anywhere. However, every byte of data requested from the Access client is now traveling over the internet, so you need to be very diligent about returning the least amount of data possible. Kevin will show several techniques to help you convert your existing desktop applications to an Access 2013 ‘hybrid’ app. Go to to learn more about the Denver Area Access User Group.  

July 11, 6-8pm: Real SharePoint apps, real fast with Access 2013 

With the new Microsoft Access 2013 and Access Services 2013, anyone can build SharePoint Apps backed by SQL Azure in just about 60 seconds. In this presentation, Kevin will show you how easy it is to create, share, and collaborate with Access 2013 in an IT managed environment. The new Access allows you to satisfy the need for agile development from your business units and still rest assured that the data is secured, backed up, and managed appropriately. Kevin will also talk about how legacy Access desktop applications within your organization can be brought forward to the web on SharePoint and SQL Azure. Go to to learn more about Colorado SharePoint Users Group. 

About the presenter 

Kevin Bell is a test engineer on the Microsoft Access team in Redmond, Washington. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2008, Kevin was a partner in a consulting practice in Colorado that specialized in building software solutions for small businesses and departments in large corporations, primarily working with Microsoft Access and SQL Server. Over the years, Kevin has been a member, officer, and frequent presenter at the Denver Area Access User Group and now regularly presents at the Seattle Access User Group and the annual Portland Database Designers Conference. This past November he had the pleasure of presenting at the 2012 UK Access Groups National Seminar in London.