Week in Review: March 18, 2023
Highlights include automating Word to create a font list, Name AutoCorrect, horizontal continuous forms, and the new Edge-based browser control.
This section includes videos, articles, and interesting discussions from the past 7 days.
- Access Releases 8 Issue Fixes in Version 2302 (Released February 28, 2023), by Linda Lu Cannon
Daniel Pineault (DEVelopers HUT)
- VBA – Get SSL Certificate’s Expiry
- Critical Microsoft Outlook Vulnerability/Bug – Update Now!
- Access – Buttons Won’t Print
- Access – Controlling A Label’s Trailing Colon
- Access – New Modern Web Browser Control
- Microsoft’s Quick Assist Remote Assistance App
- VBA – WMI – Gather Information & Configure Printers Cont’d
Colin Riddington (Isladogs on Access)
Crystal Long (Ms Access Gurus | Access Access Newsletter)
Mike Wolfe (NoLongerSet)
Access User Group Recordings (YouTube channel)
- Loop and Link CSV Files in Access using Queries (54:52): by Crystal Long
Richard Rost (YouTube channel)
- #8 Quick Queries (17:28): Too Many Tables! "Yes" or Yes. Copy Record with Children, More!
- Parent Record (19:04): Adding Parent Record if None Exists in Microsoft Access
- February Rewind (7:52): Computer Learning Zone Video Rewind for February 2023
- Available Credit (21:19): How to Show a Customer's Available Credit in Microsoft Access
- Required (19:23): Using the Required Property in Microsoft Access to Force Data Entry for a Specific Field
- Sales By Weekday (14:41): Show Sales by Day of the Week in Microsoft Access
Daniel Pineault (YouTube channel)
Pharos Technology [Dr. Richard Hanson] (YouTube MS Access playlist)
- Write Queries in SQL (8:46): SQL Specific Queries: These You Can't Create in the Design View
- Quick Access Toolbars (Short)
- Make barcode labels for FREE at home (Short)
New to Me
This section includes content I discovered this week that has been around for awhile.
- What's a vtable? What's an IUnknown? by TimDbg
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.
- April 5, 2023: Duane Hookom - Creating calendar format reports
- April 6, 2023: Tom Wickerath and George Hepworth - Migrating Access Tables to SQL Server, a Comparison of Methods
- April 25, 2023: Maria Barnes - What's New with Access?
- 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)
- September 6, 2023: Juanjo Luna - Blazor: making a webApp
- October 4, 2023: Juan Soto - The Future of Access
- November 1, 2023: John Heaser - Extending Access with SQL Server – including Geography data
- December 6, 2023: Mike Wolfe - (topic to be confirmed)
There were NO CHANGES to the roadmap between the last Week in Review (2023-03-11) and this one (2023-03-18).
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
APR 2023: Modern Web Browser Control
MAR 2023: New Modern Web Browser Form Control