Week in Review: September 3, 2022

Highlights include an add-in to check Access/Windows/Office versions, a query metadata viewer, and multiple ways to change the mouse cursor in MS Access.

Week in Review: September 3, 2022

Just Published

This section includes videos, articles, and interesting discussions from the past 7 days.

Articles

Videos

  • Mike Wolfe [NoLongerSet] (YouTube channel)
  • Richard Rost (YouTube channel)
    • Font Size (11:51): How to Change the Font Size of Specific Fields at Runtime with Buttons in Microsoft Access VBA
    • Open Date Picker (16:38): How to Open the Date Picker Automatically When You Click on a Field or Tab to it in Microsoft Access
    • Error Handling (12:57): Error Handling & Debugging: How to Properly Handle Errors in Microsoft Access VBA
    • Type Mismatch (19:53): How to Handle Data Type Mismatch Errors in Microsoft Access
    • Verify Credit Card Numbers (30:29): How to Verify Credit Card Numbers and Expiration Dates in Microsoft Access
    • Try It Yourself! (12:22): Always Try It Yourself Before Asking for Help in Microsoft Access or Pretty Much Anything!


New to Me

This section includes content I discovered this week that has been around for awhile.


Upcoming Access User Group Events

NOTE: Only English-language user group meetings with scheduled guest speakers or topics are listed.  For a complete list of upcoming events, visit the Access User Group event calendar.


Access Roadmap

There were NO CHANGES to the roadmap between last week (2022-08-27) and this week (2022-09-03).

Listed below is a snapshot of the official Access Roadmap.  

"In Development", "Rolling Out", and "Launched" are Microsoft terms that I pulled straight from the public roadmap.  

"Development Priorities" do not appear on the Access Roadmap.  Instead, they get updated from time to time in official Access blog posts.  I'll include a link to the official Access blog post that lists the current development priorities as they get updated.

Development Priorities

The items listed below reflect Microsoft's order of priority and were published in the following article, Changes to Our Public Roadmap and How We Communicate Access Feature Priorities.

  1. Inconsistent Database Error Fix
  2. New (Modern) Web Browser Control (to support Chromium Edge)
  3. Enabling Large Address Aware (LAA) for 32-Bit Access
  4. SQL Monaco Editor
  5. New Microsoft Graph Data Connector

In Development

None.

Rolling Out

None.

Launched

  • MAY 2022: Access Dataverse Connector
  • JAN 2021: Access: ODBC Interface Support (without ACE Redistributable Engine)
  • JAN 2021: Access: DAO Interface Support (without ACE Redistributable Engine)