Tuesday, April 08, 2008

A Positive Spin on Access 2007

PC World has a positive spin on Access 2007 here.

My own view on Access 2007 is that if you have Access 2000 or less, its time to start thinking about it. Access 2002 is still the best version and Access 2003 was OK except for the mess with Macro Security.

Monday, April 07, 2008

New Version Of The Workbench for Microsoft Access

In the latest version of my popular Access Workbench tool, you can now make sense of those obscure computer names that occur at large networks. The Workbench does this by allowing you to add notes for those computer names and then displays them in the database Users Tab. Notes you might add would be Name of person using the computer or email address or phone number. Read More

Also in the latest version, the delivery button will create a zip file with dates in it for databases that don't use the Workbench version system and when you purchase the software, the bonus download sample databases have been simplified for easier installation of the much requested Shutdown and Messaging forms. Find and download the Workbench Here

Garry Robinson
Microsoft Access MVP

Friday, April 04, 2008

Ken Getz Needs Respect and Discusses XML in VB

There is no one on the planet that commands my respect more than Ken Getz but he still feels inferior to c# programmers. Anyway here is an article on cool Linq support in vb.net and it mentions Access where Ken cut his teeth.

Here is the article

Jet Engine Vulnerability - Word Opens Jet

This article describes a security issue that means a jet engine patch is heading our way soon.


Thursday, April 03, 2008

Maquarie Island Penguins

My son is doing a project on Macquarie Island, thought you might like to see a picture of hundreds of penguins to break up your day.

Here is the link to the real picture..