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Inspiring change: My mission to support young women to soar

Guest contributor Amelia Rose Earhart is a TV reporter, aviation enthusiast, and founder of The Fly With Amelia Foundation. Her inspiring story demonstrates that when a woman is shown by another, that she can use her mind, her heart and her skills to craft the life she imagines, she is given a tool she will forever take with her on her own unique journey.


Office 2013 Service Pack 1 now available

Today we’ve released Service Pack 1 (SP1) for the 2013 set of Office products including Office 2013, SharePoint 2013 and Exchange Server 2013. SP1 delivers greater stability, expanded functionality, security enhancements and improved compatibility with Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Office 2013 customers will begin to get notifications of SP1 availability through Windows Update within the next 30 days. Exchange Server 2013 and SharePoint 2013 customers can download SP1 at…

Access Day

Register now for April 16 Access Day in Irvine, CA

After a successful sold-out event in the fall, J Street Technology is organizing another one-day conference on Microsoft Access. Join us Wednesday, April 16 in Irvine, CA for the next Access Day featuring internationally-respected presenters, including Access MVPs, book authors, and even a member of the Access development team at Microsoft.


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…

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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…


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.


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.…


Register now: UK Access User Group National Seminar November 21

If you can’t make it to Access Day in Seattle on November 21, why not attend the UK Access User Group 2013 National Seminar at the Microsoft Thames Valley Park in Reading? The UK Access User Group conference is presented by and for Access enthusiasts, and the fall 2013 seminar features 5 sessions on a variety of topics.  Read on to register and learn more.


The Garage Series: Extreme Office 365 Mobility and Off-Road Rally Challenge using iPhone, Android, and Windows Devices

In this week’s episode, host Jeremy Chapman is joined by Office Mobile expert Guy Gilbert to round-up the latest in Office experiences across Windows, iOS, and Android platforms. Besides highlighting all the Office coverage on these devices, they show everything in action, including what may be the first Office demo to span nearly all mobile apps as they plan a rally game. They then challenge pro skateboarder and rally driver,…


Register now: Join us for Access Day November 21

Join us Thursday, November 21 for a 1-day Microsoft Access conference in Bellevue, WA. Armen Stein, long-time Access MVP and president of J Street Technology, is organizing Access Day, which features internationally-respected presenters, including Access MVPs, book authors, and members of the Access development team at Microsoft. Sessions will offer a mix of Access client techniques and new Access web app development using SharePoint and SQL Azure. Read on to register and learn…