Tag Archives: Office Development

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 … Continue reading

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Excel Careers

Great post over on friend Simon Murphy’s site about Excel careers (or lack thereof).  Check it out: http://smurfonspreadsheets.wordpress.com/2011/03/21/excel-careers/ Dick

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What Does The Lack Of Microsoft Office Seminars Mean ?

I just bumped into the SharePoint Conference 2011  on the Internet today ( http://www.mssharepointconference.com/Pages/default.aspx ).  I remember not too long ago that this conference was the Office Developer Conference (maybe 2 years back) and now I see not one reference … Continue reading

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Is Excel 2010 Kinda Fragile ?

I have once again run into a major probem in Excel 2010 related to doing major surgery on a large file and ending up with it being unwilling to Save and requiring me to perform some serious “sleight-of-hand” to save … Continue reading

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I Didn’t Follow My Own Rules

I am currently involved deeply in a project that replaces an exisiting spreadsheet-based production-planning system.  The existing user-maintained document is one of the most dangerous spreadsheets I have ever seen. But when contacted to help on this I made a terrible … Continue reading

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Observations On A New Bathroom

We had a flood in my house when I was in Europe last month..  Apparently the toilet overflowed in the upstairs bathroom when my grown son was here alone (apparently :-)) and it destroyed the upstairs bathroom, the hall (which … Continue reading

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Microsoft Access vs Microsoft LightSwitch – Huh?

I have just installed and created my first form using the Microsoft LightSwitch Beta.  I first heard about this product about 3 years ago at a Conference and actually was called by someone on the project early to get my … Continue reading

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SDN Conference, Zeist, The Netherlands

I am back this week from speaking at the SDN Conference in Zeist , The Netherlands last week.    If you speak Dutch: http://www.sdn.nl/SDN/SDNEvent/SDNConference2010/tabid/162/Default.aspx This was my second year at the Software Developer Network’s annual conference and as always I was … Continue reading

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Office 365 And Office Professional And Access Services

So today Microsoft announced their “Office 365” Suite of “Cloud” offerings.  Previously known as BPOS (a name which I REALLY hated) it will soon include the option to “subscribe” to Office Professional as part of the deal.  Note that I said … Continue reading

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I Am STILL Pleased With Access Services

Just a quick note in a busy day to state unequivocally that my experience with Access Services in Access and SharePoint 2010 has been a huge success so far !!  I have now worked for several months on a conversion … Continue reading

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