Week in Review: February 11, 2023
Highlights include a video showing how to integrate charts.js in Access, calling the Windows Color Picker Dialog from VBA, and an Access CalendarMaker.
This section includes videos, articles, and interesting discussions from the past 7 days.
- Access Releases 4 Issue Fixes in Version 2301 (Released January 26, 2023), by Linda Lu Cannon
- List of fixes in 2023, by Karl Donaubauer
- Feedback requested: There is no message for this error, by Colin Riddington
Daniel Pineault (DEVelopers HUT)
Colin Riddington (Isladogs on Access)
Crystal Long (Ms Access Gurus | Access Access Newsletter)
Mike Wolfe (NoLongerSet)
Access User Group Recordings (YouTube channel)
- State-of-the-art charts in Access using charts.js (1:21:49): by Thomas Möller
Richard Rost (YouTube channel)
- Don't Use First & Last (12:47): Why I Never Use the First & Last Functions in Microsoft Access (Stick to Min & Max)
- Conditional Formatting Change From Previous (8:58): Conditional Formatting Change From Previous Record in Microsoft Access
- Quick Queries #6 (15:19): Space in Field Name, AutoNumbers, Can Grow/Shrink, More
- IP Addresses (10:37): Storing IP Addresses in Microsoft Access, Prevent Duplicates, Sort Numerically
- Split Function (13:32): Using the Split Function in Microsoft Access VBA to Break Apart Strings into Individual Field Values
Daniel Pineault (YouTube channel)
Pharos Technology [Dr. Richard Hanson] (YouTube MS Access playlist)
- Workhorse Action Queries (7:34): Real World Examples of Make Table, Append, and Delete Queries
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.
- February 15, 2023: Juan Soto (?) - SQL Server with Access Academy Part IV – Learn how to create, link and make views that can edit data (JUST ADDED)
- February 16, 2023: Karl Donaubauer - The Current State of Access
- March 1, 2023: Maria Barnes - Optimizing Queries in SQL Server
- March 2, 2023: Speakers TBA - Migrating Access Tables to SQL Server, a Comparison of Methods
- April 5, 2023: Duane Hookom - (topic details to follow)
- April 6, 2023: Jack Stockton - Multi-Language Support in Access applications
- April 27-28, 2023: Access DevCon Vienna
- May 3, 2023: Peter Bryant - Automating DSN-less Communications to SQL Server
- June 7, 2023: Thomas Pfoch - Maps for Microsoft Access
- July 5, 2023: Aleksander Wojtasz - Interactive Gantt Chart Scheduler in Access
- August 2, 2023: Thomas Möller - (topic details to follow) (JUST ADDED)
- September 6, 2023: Juanjo Luna - Blazor: making a webApp (JUST ADDED)
- October 4, 2023: Juan Soto - (topic details to follow)
- November 1, 2023: John Heaser - (topic details to follow) (JUST ADDED)
- December 6, 2023: Mike Wolfe - (topic to be confirmed)
There were NO CHANGES to the roadmap between the last Week in Review (2023-02-04) and this one (2023-02-11). The development priorities were last updated on October 12, 2022.
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.
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
MAR 2023: New Modern Web Browser Form Control