Category Archives: Access

Microsoft Says What They Really Think

Thanx to Debra over at Contextures for letting me know about this presentation from the Office 365 Garage Series: http://blog.contextures.com/archives/2014/07/28/excel-roundup-20140728/ What we’re seeing here is an open statement by Microsoft that full-featured client Office is dead and that we must all … Continue reading

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The Microsoft Rapture

Read this link before reading my comments here: http://www.geekwire.com/2014/internal-memo-microsoft-cut-external-staff-18-months-requiring-six-month-break/ I believe that this (even more than the 18000 announced last week – most of whom are at Nokia) will force a HUGE reorg of Microsoft before the end of 2014 … Continue reading

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Data Access Is STILL The Problem

Below is a replay of a posting I made here waaaay back in 2011.  It discusses an issue that is not only STILL a problem for people trying to help businesses analyze their data but that is now exponentially worse … Continue reading

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Sorry Mr. Nadella, But What We REALLY Need Is Automation

I just spent a couple of my valuable hours perusing the presentations of the recent Build Seminar in San Fran …. http://www.buildwindows.com/ I am going to try to be as concise as possible on my take-away.  I could write pages … Continue reading

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Another Big Success For The Microsoft Access Team

I know that this is supposed to be a Data-Centric Excel blog but at one time it included Microsoft Access.  I have been completely spent pissing about the way Microsoft is sending Access Client (soon into maintenance I assume – … Continue reading

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InfoPath Retirement Includes An Interesting Tidbit

My friend Simon Murphy noted yesterday that MS has decided to put InfoPath “down”: http://smurfonspreadsheets.wordpress.com/2014/02/06/infopap-re-envisioned/) … About time IMHO…. Not to take anything away from Simon’s post, I have to mention that he references an article in The Register (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/01/31/infopath_retired/) that … Continue reading

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Access Devs For PowerPivot

I bet everyone who comes here can agree on one thing .. that DAX is not intuitive for the traditional Excel user/dev (?).  Well, I too I was fighting DAX, and then one day I took out my Excel brain … Continue reading

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