Microsoft employees donate $72M in 2007

I just noticed this article. Pretty cool. I did stand in a cold outdoor line for 15 minutes to see Mr. Clinton but was told the room filled up. BTW – I hope the msn guys don’t mind me pointing to a yahoo page :-).


UK Access User Group National Seminar

Sorry–it has been a while since I have posted anything. Zac and team have been getting lots of great content posted on the Access team blog lately and I have been swamped with the next release work. Any ways, years ago I presented at the UK Access User Group National Seminar–it was one of my most favorite events…


Three weeks in the King County Courthouse

I recently had the opportunity to serve as a juror for 3 weeks in the King County Courthouse. The defendant was a 25-year-old male charged with 13 counts of vehicle theft, possession of meth, bail jumping, trafficking of stolen property, shop lifting, possession of stolen property, and driving on a suspended license. Serving on a…


Fall Advisor Summit on Access and SharePoint in Miami

Interested in spending a week in Miami learning more about Access, SharePoint and the latest .NET advancements? The Advisor Summit on Microsoft Access at the Doral Resort & Spa is going to be a fun event. I have always enjoyed the great conferences put on by the Advisor folks. They have a good conference in…


The runtime is available for download

Thanks for your continued patience. The runtime download is available again. Microsoft Office Access Runtime 2007 There is a known bug where reports don’t work in ADPs. We are working on a QFE for the issue. I will let you know when more information is available for that issue. We couldn’t get the issue fixed in this…


Showing summary data with crosstab queries

A new query help topic just went live on Office Online: Make summary data easier to read by using a crosstab query


Five Visual How To demos

Our user assistance team is starting to put together some cool “how to” articles with web cast demos. You might find these useful and interesting: Adding (All) Options to Combo Boxes or List Boxes in Access 2007Adding Tabs and Controls to the Office Fluent Ribbon in Access 2007Creating User Prompts in Access 2007Displaying Custom Dialog…


Excel as a database

I thought this post was pretty funny. Some of you might not find it funny as it is a little to close to home :-). Excel as a database Enjoy!


Access Runtime is on Hold

There is more information coming shortly.Unfortunately, I’m on jury duty for the next three weeks and will not be able to provide updates. FWIW – I haven’t worked on the runtime project, so my jury duty won’t effect availability. The Access blog will post any information as soon as it is available. Edited 7/26.


SharePoint Web 2.0 Toolkit

Here are a bunch of great shared source extensions to SharePoint. If you are doing SharePoint development–this is definitely worth checking out.