This section includes videos, articles, and interesting discussions from the past 7 days.
- Editor's Note: Access Forever is a brand new Access blog from Karl Donaubauer, along with fellow MVPs George Hepworth, Peter Doering, and Philipp Stiefel.
- Potential Bug Sighted: Out of Memory with SQL Server backend, by George Hepworth
- Access gets slow or freezes on Win11 when you copy records, by Karl Donaubauer
- List of fixes in 2022, by Karl Donaubauer
- 30 Years of Access, by Karl Donaubauer
- AEK 24, by Karl Donaubauer
Daniel Pineault (DEVelopers HUT)
Colin Riddington (Isladogs on Access)
- Access/Office 365/Windows Version Check UPDATED
- Speed Test 12: Finding Unmatched Records
- Unblock downloaded files by removing the MOTW
- Fixing the Navigation Bar Half Height problem
- AEU10: Annotating Google Maps in Access
- Using the new VBA Project Signing feature - Part 1 UPDATED
- Using the new VBA Project Signing feature - Part 2
Mike Wolfe (NoLongerSet)
Colin Riddington [Isladogs] (YouTube channel)
- Access Code Signing (28:36): Using the New VBA Project Signing Feature in Access
Richard Rost (YouTube channel)
- Future Dates Only (12:36): Always Move Dates Entered MM-DD to the Future in Microsoft Access. Appts, Followups, Payments, etc.
- Check Boxes in Calculated Fields (14:22): Display Check Boxes for Calculated Yes/No Fields in Microsoft Access
- DDQ Not SQ (17:59): *
Why I Prefer Double-Double Quotes ("") Instead of a Single Quote (') in Microsoft Access *
- Text to Speech (6:58): Text to Speech in Microsoft Access
- Tax Brackets (10:17): *
Calculating Your US Federal Income Tax with Microsoft Access Using Progressive Tax Brackets *
- Video Rewind (2:57): Richard's "Week-in-Review" for his own videos
Daniel Pineault (YouTube channel)
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.
- January 4, 2023: Karl Donaubauer - A baker's dozen of tips, tricks and tools in 60 minutes
- January 5, 2023: Juanjo Luna - Using REST/API calls with Access (Spanish to English translation will be provided)
- January 31, 2023: Colin Riddington - Translate & Speak Using Access
- February 1, 2023: Thomas Möller - Better Access Charts
- February 2, 2023: Linda Ewen - (topic to be announced)
- March 1, 2023: Maria Barnes - Optimizing Queries in SQL Server
- April 5, 2023: Duane Hookom - (topic details to follow)
- May 3, 2023: Peter Bryant - Automating DSN-less Communications to SQL Server
- June 7, 2023: Thomas Pfoch - Maps for Microsoft Access
- October 4, 2023: Juan Soto - (topic details to follow)
- December 6, 2023: Mike Wolfe - (topic to be confirmed)
There were NO CHANGES to the roadmap between last week (2022-12-10) and this week (2022-12-17). The development priorities were last updated on October 12, 2022.
Listed below is a snapshot of the official Access Roadmap (NOTE: as of publication, this link leads to an unfiltered view of the entire Microsoft 365 roadmap because as of the week of December 10, 2022, there are no Access items shown on the 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.
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.
- Continued Focus on Monthly Issue Fixes (Monthly Issue Fix Blog)
- Inconsistent Database Error Fix
- New Macro Signing Support
- New (Modern) Web Browser Control (to support Chromium Edge)
- Dataverse Connector Data Type Support for Floating Point
- Dataverse Connector Data Type Support for Rich Text
- Dataverse Connector support to export to a specific Dataverse solution or publisher
Enabling Large Address Aware (LAA) for 32-Bit Access SQL Monaco Editor New Microsoft Graph Data Connector