Week in Review: December 10, 2022

Highlights include Access disappearing from the Microsoft 365 Roadmap, bug fix release 2211 details, maps, maps, and more maps.

Week in Review: December 10, 2022

Just Published

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



New to Me

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

Nothing new this week.

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

Since last week (2022-12-03), the "Access Dataverse Connector" is no longer listed under the "Launched" category.  The development priorities were last updated on October 12, 2022.

Access DISAPPEARS!!! from the Microsoft 365 Roadmap

With the removal of "Access Dataverse Connector" from the "Launched" category, Access no longer appears at all under the Microsoft 365 Roadmap:

Note to the Microsoft Access team, this is NOT a good look.  

I know you've got your new 90% launch date rule for adding anything to the roadmap, but you need to at least keep something on the roadmap.  As it is, it looks like Access is not even a supported application in Microsoft 365.  I mean, if nothing else, at least leave the Dataverse Connector in the "Launched" category as a placeholder until you have something else to show on the schedule.

I'm sure the filter list above is auto-generated.  And I'm sure Access will appear on the roadmap again in the future.  But it's hard to reassure clients that Access is alive and well when the Roadmap indicates otherwise.

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, Our Road Ahead - Microsoft Access Engineering Priorities Oct 2022.

New priorities added since the previous set of priorities are shown in bold below.  Dropped priorities are struck through.

  1. Continued Focus on Monthly Issue Fixes (Monthly Issue Fix Blog)
  2. Inconsistent Database Error Fix
  3. New Macro Signing Support
  4. New (Modern) Web Browser Control (to support Chromium Edge)
  5. Dataverse Connector Data Type Support for Floating Point
  6. Dataverse Connector Data Type Support for Rich Text
  7. Dataverse Connector support to export to a specific Dataverse solution or publisher
  8. Enabling Large Address Aware (LAA) for 32-Bit Access
  9. SQL Monaco Editor
  10. New Microsoft Graph Data Connector

In Development


Rolling Out




All original code samples by Mike Wolfe are licensed under CC BY 4.0