Jun 18

Taking Over Legacy Microsoft Access Database Applications

There are many, many legacy¬†Microsoft Access databases that need to be supported and enhanced. Often the original developer is long gone and there’s little to no documentation available. Yet, you’re expected to take care of it.

No matter what technology it is, taking over someone else’s work is always challenging. It’s even more challenging if you become responsible for a system that you (and no one else) understands.

FMS President Luke Chung explored this topic during his presentation at the Portland Oregon Microsoft Access User Group Conference. Learn about the issues and techniques we’ve learned over the years to triage, enhance, and support Microsoft Access applications, including migrating and upsizing to SQL Server and other platforms.

Here’s a paper and PowerPoint presentation: Tips and Techniques for Taking Over an Legacy¬†Microsoft Access Database Applications

Jun 17

Watch the Microsoft TechEd Conference Videos for Free


TechEd is Microsoft's premier conference for IT professionals and developers. The sold-out conference took place in Orlando, Florida last week.

If you didn't attend, you can still watch many of the videos from the conference, including the keynotes and other highlights from each day. Visit the TechEd web site and click the "On Demand" tab to learn about the latest in Microsoft technology.

The announcements this year are stunning with huge advances in Azure, Visual Studio .NET, SkyDrive, LightSwitch, Virtual Machines, and more.