This section includes videos, articles, and interesting discussions from the past 7 days.
- Access Releases 14 Issue Fixes in Version 2305 (Released June 1st, 2023), by Linda Lu Cannon
- Not Enough Memory when Opening Reports with Version 2305, by Karl Donaubauer
a.p.r. pillai (Learn MS-Access Tips and Tricks)
Juan Soto (Access Experts)
Daniel Pineault (DEVelopers HUT)
Colin Riddington (Isladogs on Access)
Mike Wolfe (NoLongerSet)
Access User Group Recordings (YouTube channel)
- Maintaining Data Integrity during Migrations to SQL Server, Part II (1:37:34): by Kent Gorrell
Richard Rost (YouTube channel)
- Quick Queries, #11 (30:36): Microsoft Access Quick Queries #11. Separate Tables for Years, Ambiguous Name Detected, More!
- Decimal vs. Double (20:07): Decimal vs. Double Number Field Sizes in Microsoft Access and Which You Should Use Each
- Trim (14:50): Use The Trim Function To Remove Leading And Trailing Spaces From A Text Field In Microsoft Access
- Leading Zeros (13:12): How to Display Leading Zeros on a Number in Microsoft Access
- The Power of Access Forms (Short)
- Basics of Access Tables (Short)
- 4 Basic Access Objects (Short)
- Highlight Row (19:43): How To Highlight An Entire Row Of Fields In A Continuous Form In Microsoft Access
Daniel Pineault (YouTube channel)
Pharos Technology [Dr. Richard Hanson] (YouTube MS Access playlist)
- Basics of Form Properties (13:09): Optimize your forms to create a User-Friendly experience
- Cleaning House in Access (Short): How to remove duplicates from Your Access Table
- DIY Ribbon & Context Menu (8:43): Creating Custom Ribbon and Context Menus with Macros in Microsoft Access
- Solving Common Deletion Problems in Microsoft Access (Short)
- Navigation Form (4:05): Enhance User Experience with Navigation Forms in Microsoft Access
New to Me
This section includes content I discovered this week that has been around for awhile.
- Rubberduck Style Guide, by Mathieu Guindon
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.
- June 15, 2023: Mike Wolfe - Form Templates in Microsoft Access (date updated)
- July 5, 2023: Aleksander Wojtasz - Interactive Gantt Chart Scheduler in Access
- July 6, 2023: Greg Regan - Great Interface Design
- August 2, 2023: Thomas Möller - (topic details to follow)
- August 3, 2023: Tom van Stiphout and Kim Young - Global Error Handlers
- August 17, 2023: Richard Rost - Custom Data Entry Filter Functions in Access
- August 29, 2023: Lenni Lobel - Introduction to Azure Cosmos DB
- September 6, 2023: Juanjo Luna - Blazor: making a webApp
- September 7, 2023: John Colby - Event Driven Programming
- October 4, 2023: Juan Soto - The Future of Access
- October 19, 2023: Alessandro Grimaldi - "VBA Pills" - Access Tips and Tricks (date updated)
- 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 (2023-06-03) and this one (2023-06-10).
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