Accessibility Improvements in Reports

As Erik hinted, in Access 2007 we will allows a new mode for Reports called “Report Browse”. By “mode” imagine something like forms which have a Browse vs. Print Preview mode. This mode allows cut & paste, sorting & filtering and much more. Of course, this “Report Browse” functionality is very interesting by itself, and by…


Accessibility and Access

Perhaps one of the less sung additions to Access 2007 is the all-around improvement on Accessibility we’ve been able to deliver. The improvements range from “small” things (such as supporting returning the OM interface of Access from the main window when we get the OBJID_NATIVEOM flag) to “big” things (like exposing objects/surfaces that were hidden altogether). In…

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Split Form: The Object Model

Now that I had a chance to talk a little about Split Forms, I think it’s worth doing a quick post about the OM and Split Forms. For starters, all the new Split Form-related properties are exposed to the OM. This includes the position of the splitter (through the size of the form part), if the…


Office 12 named 2007 Microsoft Office System

In celebration, I’ll update the category titles. Here’s the news: C|Net, Microsoft Watch, PC World, Info Week. Of course there is more, but how much more do you need on a name change? Sheesh. and here’s the official press release. The pricing page is to the point if you want the authorative answer to your questions:…

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RSS comments are turned on

They were off by default after we moved servers. Now you can add comments using your RSS reader, which is pretty cool.


Split Forms: Rich Datasheets

Last week I introduced you to Split Forms, one of the new cool views we have for forms in Access 12. As promised, I’ll show you a sample Split Form, but with a cool twist. When I originally talked about Split Forms, I mentioned how the form part plays a very good role of entering…


Performance: who cares? Apparently customers do.

This is sort of old news (Performance Analysis: Office vs. OpenOffice [1] and [2]), but it was particularly cool to see how some of the performance work ends up getting such a visibility. Don’t forget to read the comments up on slashdot – always fun. In my past life I used to do a lot of performance-related work, so…


Split Forms: Best of Both Worlds For Editing and Viewing Data

In Access 12 we are introducing a new default view for forms: Split Form. The best way to describe it is imagining having both the single record and datasheet views of a form side-by-side. This Split Form view is particularly useful because it combines the strenghts of single record forms – namely, entering data -…


I’m back at the keyboard from being sort of away

It’s been a long time but I’m finally back. Why have I been away? Well, between the holidays, shipping Beta1, meeting our bug goals and working on some pretty big polishing work items, I could barely get some sleep. And it wasn’t just me (http://blogs.msdn.com/access/archive/2006/02/02/523648.aspx). Well, I am happy to say that we have been…