Jun 10

FMS Offers Custom Microsoft ASP.NET Website Development Services

Consulting Services for Microsoft ASP.NET Over the past year our Professional Solutions Group has delivered some notable ASP.NET web projects, including The HotMommas Project, a case study competition website for women entrepreneurs that has received a lot of press, and a competency and courseware management system for the DoD’s Defense Acquisition University.

We encourage you to read more about our ASP.NET web development services. If you need a quality website, we have an experienced group of business consultants, web developers and database experts that would love to help. Please contact us for a free assessment of your organization’s requirements.

Jun 10

Video: Migrating Your Data Tier to SQL Server: Strategies for Survival

I participated on this panel at the Microsoft TechEd Conference to explore Panel Discussion on Migrating Data to SQL Serverthe different reasons and approaches for migrating applications to Microsoft SQL Server. In addition to moving the data to SQL Server, ideas are presented for transforming applications to offer additional features while maintaining budgets. (43 minutes)

Jun 10

Video on the History of FMS: Surviving Uncertain Times

Video: Surviving Uncertain Times: History of FMSAt the Microsoft TechEd conference. Microsoft’s Mary Chipman conducted a one-on-one interview about the history of FMS and how we’ve survived the economic and technical cycles over our 23 years of existence. Learn more about FMS, our successes and challenges over the years and today. (28 minutes)

Jun 03

Video: The World Turned Upside Down: Development Strategies for Lean Times

Worried about your job or career?  Uncertain about what to do to protect your future? 

Watch this video from my panel discussion at the Microsoft TechEd Conference. Hear me share my experiences at FMS with fiver other developers, and different ways we’ve survived over our careers. Entitled The World Turned Upside Down: Development Strategies for Lean Times, the video is 51 minutes.

May 22

Video: Let’s Talk about Software Consulting as a Business

Here's the video from my panel discussion at the Microsoft TechEd Conference. Taped on May 11th at the Los Angeles Convention Center, hear me share my experiences at FMS with two fellow software consulting firm entrepreneurs. Learn from our efforts over the past two decades, the challenges we face, and how we've been successful. Entitled Let's Talk about Software Consulting as a Business, the video is 54 minutes.

May 15

Create a Continuously Emailing System with Total Access Emailer

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Discover how Total Access Emailer can support a table driven system to continuously send emails from your Microsoft Access application. With an instance of Microsoft Access running Total Access Emailer’s programmatic interface, you can automatically send emails from a table. Create a custom email in your application and simply add it as new record to a table. The email is automatically sent without interrupting your application. Read the article for more information on how easy this is to implement.

May 11

Microsoft Access Queries: “Unique Values” (DISTINCT) vs. “Unique Records” (DISTINCTROW)

When creating queries in Access, you may have noticed the query properties “Unique Values” and “Unique Records”. Are you familiar with the difference between these properties?

“Unique Values” and “Unique Records” correspond with the DISTINCT and DISTINCTROW statements (respectively) in the query’s SQL. Although they sometimes provide the same results, there are significant differences in how they work:

  • DISTINCT checks for unique values only in the fields selected for output, and eliminates duplicate rows. Results are not updatable, since they do not necessarily correspond with a unique record.
  • DISTINCTROW checks for unique values in all fields in the table that you are querying, not just the fields listed for output. If the table is keyed, the results are updatable, since they correspond with a single record in the underlying data.

Learn more and view an example of the differences in our new paper on Microsoft Access Queries: Distinct versus DistinctRow.

Visit our Microsoft Access Query Help Center for more query tips.

May 06

Speaking at Microsoft TechEd in Los Angeles

Microsoft’s annual TechEd conference is being held in Los Angeles next week.  Microsoft has invited me to participate on a few panels including:

  • Let’s Talk about Software Consulting as a Business
  • Migrating Your Data Tier to SQL Server: Strategies for Survival
  • The World Turned Upside Down: Development Strategies for Lean Times

For more information, times and rooms, please visit our Upcoming Events page.  Be sure to find me up if you are there.

Apr 15

Total Access Components 2007 Ships

Microsoft Access form resizingTotal Access Components 2007 is now shipping with support for Microsoft Access 2000 through 2007. Dazzle your users with amazing enhancements to your forms and reports using 30 custom controls designed exclusively for Access. Check out our product tour with examples of the features. For existing customers, here’s a list of new features. Add animation, popup and icon menus, form resizer and splitter bars, data entry enhancements, custom cursors, simplified use of Windows API calls, and much more! Download the free trial version and see for yourself!

Apr 13

The HotMommas Project in the Washington Post

The HotMommas ProjectThe HotMommas Project and Professor Kathy Korman Frey are featured in a recent Washington Post article. It is about the GWU Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Class, the Hot Mommas Project (as mentioned previously on our blog), and all the reasons why these educational initiatives exist.

Today, April 13th, 2009, at 12pm EST you can participate in a related online chat at the Washington Post's website. Professor Frey will be there to answer questions and lead the discussion.