This section includes videos, articles, and interesting discussions from the past 7 days.
- Microsoft's Plans for Access in the Next 6 Months, by Karl Donaubauer
a.p.r. pillai (Learn MS-Access Tips and Tricks)
Noah (Dykoski?) (Arkware)
Colin Riddington (Isladogs on Access)
Mike Wolfe (NoLongerSet)
Access User Group Recordings (YouTube channel)
- Event Driven Programming -- Part II (01:09:36): with John Colby
Sean MacKenzie (YouTube channel)
- Actions (36:01): ADI Part 4: How to Build Actions in Microsoft Access
Richard Rost (YouTube channel)
- Combo Box Row Limit: Part 1 (15:19): Overcoming the Combo Box Row Limit in Microsoft Access. See All Records, Shorten Loading Delays
- Combo Box Row Limit: Part 2 (15:30): Overcoming the Combo Box Row Limit in Microsoft Access. Part 2
- Select Text On Click (17:25): How to Select All Text in a Text Box When You Click on it in Microsoft Access
- Buttons on Reports: Part 1 (15:12): Adding Clickable Buttons to Reports to Edit Records in Microsoft Access
- Buttons on Reports: Part 2 (14:17): Adding Clickable Buttons to Reports to Edit Records in Microsoft Access, Part 2
Daniel Pineault (YouTube channel)
Pharos Technology [Dr. Richard Hanson] (YouTube channel)
- How Subforms Communicate (07:40): Selecting Data in a Subform to Change Data in Another Subform
Edcelle John Gulfan (YouTube channel)
- MySQL and Microsoft Access (08:21): MySQL and Microsoft Access Common Issues
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.
- November 16, 2023: Alexander Denz - ChatGPT in Access
- November 22-23, 2023: (IN-PERSON!) UK Access User Group Conference (at the offices of Gordon Associates in Cheltenham)
- December 6, 2023: Mike Wolfe - Streamline Your Import/Export Spec Workflow with VBA Classes
- January 3, 2024: Ramachandran (A.P.R.) Pillai - Streamlining the Form Module Code in the standalone Class Module
- February 7, 2024: Carlos Quintero - Features of MZ-Tools to make you more productive with VBA
- March 6, 2024: Thomas Möller - Better Access Charts in the new Edge Browser Control
- April 3, 2024: Dale Fye - Working with Command Bars and the Access Shortcut Tool
- May 1, 2024: Colin Riddington - View & Edit Import/Export (IMEX) Data Task Specifications
DEVELOPMENT PRIORITIES UPDATED!!!
There were NO CHANGES to the roadmap between the last Week in Review (2023-11-04) and this one (2023-11-11).
The development priorities were last updated at the German-language AEK conference on October 14, 2023.
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 or Access engineering team presentations. I'll include a link to the source of 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, Microsoft's Plans for Access in the Next 6 Months.
The items are listed in priority order according to Principal Engineering Manager Dale Rector. The "Expected Benefit" of each feature is shown in italics after the description of the feature itself.
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) Improved product quality and reliability
- Access becomes Large Address Aware: Removal of key customer error issue
- Dataverse export improvements: Make it easier and faster for admins to migrate their data to Dataverse
- Large monitor support for forms: Improved support of Access on the latest hardware
- Modern Chart Improvements: Expanded support for the most popular chart types and options
- SQL Editor Improvements: Significantly improved SQL query editing experience
Inconsistent Database Error Fix
Special thanks to Karl Donaubauer for posting the updated priorities at AccessForever.org.
NOV 2023: Making 32-bit Access Large Address Aware (LAA)
APR 2023: Modern Web Browser Control
MAR 2023: New Modern Web Browser Form Control