Mar 16

Latest Product Updates from FMS

As part of our commitment to quality software, FMS regularly releases product update patches to add new enhancements and resolve known issues. Most recently, we have released updates for Total Access Emailer, Total Access Analyzer 2007, and Total Visual CodeTools. Updates have been sent to all registered owners—contact us if you did not receive your update.

You can check for updates in most FMS products by using the built-in Update Wizard. From the Windows Start menu, select All Programs, FMS, Program Name, Update Wizard. Follow the wizard prompts to check for updates.

Mar 12

Top Features of Microsoft Access 2007 That Aren’t Available in Prior Versions

There are many experienced Microsoft Access developers who continue to resist the migration to Access 2007. While there are some changes that are cumbersome, there are many new features that justify the migration. With Access 2007, you can create applications with features that in many cases would be impossible to provide in prior versions. Here are my Top Features of Microsoft Access 2007 That Aren't Available in Prior Versions.

Mar 10

The HotMommas Project Awards

The HotMommas Project Luke and I attended the awards ceremony for The HotMommas Project Case Study Competition March 9th, 2009 at The George Washington University. It was great to see the result of our efforts developing the HotMommas website over the past several months. It's quickly become the world's largest, public domain case study repository of stories from female entrepreneurs.  It was wonderful to hear the stories of some of the contestants. We met some dynamic, brave and inspiring women entrepreneurs. The winner's case is well worth reading, and so are many others. We encourage you to check out The HotMommas Project website.

Mar 10

Speaking at the Denver Access User Group on March 19th

If you're in the Denver, CO area next week, please drop by the Denver Access User Group meeting where I'll be speaking on a variety of topics related to Microsoft Access and FMS. The event is from 6-9PM at the Microsoft office. The event is free though we encourage you to become a member of the group if you aren't already. Please visit their web site for more information: http://www.daaug.org/

 

Mar 06

New Video on Microsoft Access and SQL Server Migration Challenges

Over the years, I have had an ongoing discussion about how Microsoft Access best fits in an organization's database strategy. Similar to how some Excel files evolve beyond the capabilities of a spreadsheet and move to Access, some Access applications grow beyond the features of Access.  Recently, I was interviewed by Microsoft’s Architect Evangelist Dr. Zhiming Xue on dealing with Access Database based solutions and the challenges of migrating them to SQL Server. Watch the 22 minute video and read more about Migrating Microsoft Access Databases to SQL Server. Let me know what you think.