Access Dev Kitchen

A few weeks ago there was a public call for attendees for the Access Dev Kitchen in Redmond where selected individuals would be allowed to see the early “bits” of the next version of Access (15) and where they could give their opinions to the Microsoft Team responsible for the product.

Well, somehow I got picked to go and it was last week.

Too bad I can’t tell you about it though 🙂 because we are all on NDA and have agreed to give Microsoft our first-born as collateral….

So sorry – can’t tell you about it.  Too bad.  Have a nice day.


p.s. BUUUUUTTT … I WILL tell you that I really liked what I saw and you will too 🙂 …  We should all feel confident of the path being taken.  Well done Scott, Steve, Ryan et al.

About Biggus Dickus

Dick is a consultant in London, ON Canada who specializes in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office Development.
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2 Responses to Access Dev Kitchen

  1. Claire says:

    Way to hold out on us 🙂 Though you’ve piqued my interest…

  2. Michael S says:

    Thanks for posting this note Dick. From my perspective I feel that while recent versions of Access have been pushed in many directions which I do not find interesting, it is almost certainly more approachable than it ever has been for those new to databases, which is a good thing. It’s also gained some nice new dev features with the 2010 version (hybrid for example; it has not proved to be a practical solution for too many of my projects, but it is still useful and bold). So I believe you that some more positive stuff is coming down the pike from Redmond.

    The feature that would be the most interesting would be better integration with sql server, and/or sql azure. If they can pull that off of with Access 15, well good for the Access team.

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